|WHS boys win district title, Lady Chargers advance to regional
Playing in the Region 7 A-AA Golf Tournament has become a regular habit for Westview Charger Jordan Hayes. The WHS senior has advanced to the regional as an individual golfer the past two years.
Champs — The Westview Chargers earned the District 14 A-AA championship trophy led by senior Jordan Hayes. WHS advances to the Region 7 A-AA Tournament. Team members are (from left) Alex Parham, Madison Hughey, Jordan Hayes, Alex Campbell, Austin Smith.
This year he’ll have some company as the entire Charger boys team will advance for the first time since the 2004 season thanks to their championship effort in the District 14 A-AA Boys Golf Tournament.
The Chargers claimed the district crown by firing a 332, four strokes better than their closest competitor, the Gibson County Pioneers (336) during competition Tuesday at The Farms course in Dyersburg. The Dyer County High School team was eight strokes behind the Chargers with a 340. All three teams will advance to the regional which will be held Monday at the Tennessee River Golf Club in Decaturville.
The Westview boys aren’t the only local golfers moving on to the next level. The Westview Lady Chargers finished in third place in the District 14 A-AA Girls Golf Tournament. The top three teams from the district tourney move on. In addition, Gleason’s Malorie James will advance to compete as an individual in the regional tourney. For James, it is her second consecutive year to advance to the regional tournament.
Hayes finished with the fifth lowest individual boys score in the district tourney with a 78. Milan’s David Messer was the tournament medalist with a 73. Kyle Long of Humboldt was three strokes back with a 76, followed by Dyersburg’s Wes Newbill (77) in third and Dyer County’s Adam Clark (77) in fourth place.
The Dresden Lion golf team finished in ninth place with a 387 with the Gleason Bulldogs in 11th place with a 396.
Other teams competing and their scores included Milan (343), Bradford (354), Peabody (371), Humboldt (376), South Fulton (380), Obion County (393) and Union City (574). The Dyersburg High School team was disqualified due to an errant score card.
The golfers with the five lowest scores who are not on the top three teams also advance to the regional round. Those golfers are Messer, Newbill, Long, Justin Bateman (80) from Peabody and Wes Dyer (79) from Bradford.
Local golfers named to the boys All-District 14 A-A team included Hayes and teammate Austin Smith, Dresden’s Matthew McCulley and Greenfield’s Taylor Stricklin.
In girls play, Westview was led by Chelsea Breeden with a 121. Teammates Nicole Owen and Ira Abad carded identical scores of 126.
The Lady Chargers finished behind the tourney winner Dyersburg (184) and runner-up Milan (197). Finishing in fourth place were the Obion County Central Lady Rebels (280).
The top five medalists for the girls tourney, which was held on Monday at The Farms, were Dyersburg’s Allyson Agee (80), Milan’s Nicole Chandler (98), Lindsey Taylor (99) from Milan, Dyersburg’s Emily Greer (104) and Katie Potter (104) from Union City.
In addition to Gleason’s James, who carded a 113, four other golfers will advance to the Region 7 A-AA Tournament to compete as individuals. Their scores were the five lowest among those players who are not members of the top three teams in the district tournament. Those four golfers advancing are Potter, Mary Coleman (109) from Humboldt, Hannah Chappell (114) from Obion County and Meaghan Eaves (119) from South Fulton.
Weakley County Boys team scores
Weakley County Press Sept. 27, 2007