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PARIS (September 4) — The Rebel golf teams traveled to Paris Landing Tuesday to participate in the 18-hole Patriot Classic against area schools as well as schools from middle Tennessee with larger enrollments and state tournament success last year.
Among these were boys teams Houston County, last year’s Division 1 Small Division fourth place team and Clarksville Academy, the Division 2 Class A third place team.
Girls teams included the Division 1 Large Division third place team from last year, Clarksville High School, as well as the defending Division 2 Class A State Champion Franklin Road Academy (FRA).
Other schools participating included Dickson County, Stewart County, Creekwood, Springfield, Montgomery Central and Rossview, with area schools Union City, Henry County and Stewart County in attendance.
The ladies finished with a team score of 174, led by Maggie Glass with an 84, followed by Julie French with a 90, to earn them a fourth place tournament finish out of ten teams. Glass’ 84 earned her a tie for eighth individually out of 35 players. The ladies finished 27 strokes behind tournament champion FRA, whose team shot one under par, and Clarksville High School, who finished a stroke behind FRA at even par. Rossview finished third, 9 strokes ahead of the Rebel ladies. South Fulton’s one female player shot 84 to tie Glass and earn a team tie for the ladies.
The gentlemen earned a fifth place finish out of 12 teams, posting a team total of 341. Ben Austin led the guys with an 80, tying him for seventh individually out of 65 competitors. Following him were Johnathan Moore with an 84, Logan Green with an 85 and Nathan Nanney with a 92. (Coach Smith wanted to note Will McBride was unable to attend due to illness Monday evening and therefore wasn’t able to make the trip.) Dickson County shot 308 to win the tournament, followed by both Clarksville High School and Clarksville Academy shooting 333 to tie for second, with FRA at 339 for fourth place.
Coach Smith was pleased with his team’s performance. He noted Green’s solid play as well as Austin’s steady performance, fighting through some tough holes. He also referenced Nathan Nanney recovering from a rough start on the back nine to pull it together with a 41 on the front. He thought the ladies played well and actually had the same team score as last year in the same tournament. The gentlemen’s score was within 2 strokes of their score last year. He stated the tough competition will prove beneficial as postseason tournament play approaches in three weeks.
With Tuesday’s results, the ladies are now 25-8-2 with the gentlemen’s record now at 41-5.
This was the only match last week for the linksters. The Rebels return to the friendly confines of Carroll Lake on Monday, September 10 to face Huntingdon, Dresden, Greenfield and Westview before traveling to Persimmon Hills in Sharon on Thursday to play their final road match of the 2018 season with Greenfield, Huntingdon and Westview for the second time in four days, with Gleason and South Fulton joining for a six-team match.