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Lady Yellowjacket golfers make history on links

Lady Yellowjacket golfers make history on links
Lady Yellowjacket golfers make history on links

Historic round — Greenfield High School golfers Haley Rawls (left) and McCall Scates combined to earn the first-ever Lady Yellowjacket team golf win. Photo submitted
Lady Yellowjacket golfers Haley Rawls and McCall Scates made their mark in the Greenfield High School record books.
The pair earned the first-ever Greenfield girls team golf win with a 106-113 defeat of the Clarksburg Lady Rockets on Aug. 23 at Persimmon Hills Golf Course in Sharon.
Rawls, a junior, carded a 43 on the historic afternoon, while teammate Scates finished with a 63. Clarksburg’s Shelby Pace tallied a 50 and Abbie Carden had a 63.
Greenfield is the only school in Weakley County fielding a girls golf team this season. Rawls has been competing for Greenfield as an individual for GHS golf coach David Dunlap the past two seasons, but the addition of Scates, a freshman, to the squad allowed the Lady Jackets to put a team into competition.
The Greenfield girls followed up their first win by putting together their first winning streak thanks to a 100-112 win over South Fulton on Aug. 31 at Persimmon Hills.
Against SF, Rawls totaled a 41 and Scates added a 59. For South Fulton, McKenzie Payne had a 53 and Sara Lynn Eaves finished with a 59.
The win streak did end on Sept. 2 when Milan downed Greenfield, 95-106 in another home match for the Lady Jackets. Rawls remained consistent with a 41 and Scates had a 65. For Milan, Leah Watson carded a 47 and Rilee Taylor had a 48.
In girls golfing action on Monday at Persimmon Hills, Rawls and Scates competed against Westview’s Tara Wilkey. Rawls finished with a low card of 42, while Scates tallied a 62 and Wilkey finished a stroke back with a 63.
In boys action from Monday at Persimmon Hills, the Dresden Lions took a win from the Westview Chargers. Westview’s Austin Smith was the medalist for the afternoon with a 34. A pair of golfers — Greenfield’s Matt Keeling and Dresden’s Ty Roberts — each carded a 40 for the second-lowest total of the afternoon.
 Other Dresden golfers and their scores included Matt Beaty (41), Dillon Quinton (42), Payton Williams (45) and Austin Parsley (46).
Also golfing for Greenfield was Tony Robinson, who carded a 51.
Other Chargers and their scores were Devansh Acharya (42), Josh Haines (53), Dylan Schwahn (78) and Taylor Lybrook (91).
Two Westview golfers competed on Sept. 7 in the Patriot Classic at Paris Landing. Smith finished with a 77 and Acharya tallied a 93.
On Aug. 31, Westview and Greenfield hit the links in Sharon to take on South Fulton’s Red Devils. It was SF taking the win, 168-218 over Westview. South Fulton’s Chase Mayfield was the medalist with a 36. Smith carded a 40 for Westview, while Robinson was the low golfer for Greenfield with a 45.
Also golfing for Greenfield were Keeling, who carded a 49 and Matt Sawyers who finished with a 67.
Other Charger golfers included Acharya (47), Schwahn (61) and Lybrook (70).
For SF, Hunter Hutchins tallied a 40 to go with a 46 from JB Graves and a 47 from Easten Woolf. Hunter Faulkner’s 51 did not figure into the team scores.
The day before on Aug. 30 at Sharon, Westview, Greenfield, Dresden and South Fulton met in golf action. Dresden picked up wins over South Fulton and Westview.
Mayfield was also the medalist in this match, carding a 35 this time. For Westview Smith was a stroke back with a 36. Dresden’s Ty Roberts was two strokes off the lead with a 37.
Other Charger golfers and their scores included Acharya (48), Lybrook (63) and Schwahn (68).
Greenfield’s low score on the day came from Robinson with a 45. Keeling finished with a 53, while Matt Sawyers carded a 69.
Also golfing for Dresden, Quinton carded a 43 followed by a 45 from Parsley and a 49 by Williams.
In addition to Mayfield’s medalist score for SF, Hutchins added a 43 followed by a 50 from Faulkner and a 51 by Graves.
In girls action on Aug. 30 at Sharon, Greenfield’s Rawls tallied a 48 while Westview’s Wilkey finished at 65. Scates was four strokes behind Wilkey with a 69.
Back on Aug. 26, Westview’s boys (200) finished behind South Fulton (161), Obion County (174) and Gibson County (174) in action at the Wynridge course in Troy.
Westview’s Smith and South Fulton’s Mayfield tied for the low score on the afternoon with a 36.
For the Chargers, Acharya finished the round with a 45 followed by a 50 from Haines, a 69 from Schwahn and a 73 by Lybrook.
The district golf tournaments begin on Monday. Dresden and Greenfield will compete in the District 13 tournament at Sharon with the boys playing on Monday and the girls in action on Tuesday. Westview will vie for the District 14 title when action gets under way at The Farms in Dyersburg. The girls hit the links on Monday, while the boys will compete on Tuesday.

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