Local golfers advance to regional tournament

Local golfers advance to regional tournament
The high school golf season is far from over for Weakley County teams after the district tournaments came to a close.
All three schools fielding competitive golfers — Dresden, Greenfield and Westview — had players or a team advance to next week’s Region 7 A-AA Tournament to be held on Monday at The Farms in Dyersburg.
The Dresden Lions had the biggest overall impact in the District 13 A-AA Boys Golf Tournament held on Monday at Persimmon Hills Golf Course in Sharon.
With a second-place finish in the district tourney, the Lions earned a berth at the next level as a team, marking the first time Dresden has had an entire squad advance to the regional level. According to DHS golf coach Tommy Dilday, the regional berth is the first ever for the Lions.
Led by Matt Beaty’s 76, Dresden carded a 327 to finish in second behind Milan’s 312. Beaty carded the second-lowest score three strokes behind tournament medalist Will Brewer from Milan (73). Also helping the Dresden cause were Austin Parsley (82), Dillon Quinton (83) and Ty Roberts (86). Lion Peyton Williams finished with a 97 that did not figure into the team’s score.
The McKenzie Rebels were well off the pace with a 360 to finish in third place. The top three teams in the district advance to the region.
Camden finished in fourth with a 366 followed by Clarksburg (410) and Huntingdon (420).
In addition to the top three teams moving on, the top five golfers not on teams that earned a berth also advance. As a result, the Greenfield boys weren’t held out of the region tournament as senior Matt Keeling will advance and compete as an individual thanks to an 82 in the district competition.
Also vying for Greenfield as individuals were Tony Robinson (92) and Matt Sawyers (164).
Other male golfers moving on to compete as individuals in the regional were Camden’s Jay Hunter (78), Bradford’s Keith Hodgens (81), Bruceton’s Marcus Noles (87) and Clarksburg’s Adam Henley (88).
Keeling won’t be the only Greenfield golfer playing next week, as GHS Lady Yellowjackets Haley Rawls and McCall Scates finished among the top five golfers competing in the District 13 A-AA Girls Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Sharon’s Persimmon Hills.
Milan’s Rilee Taylor was the overall medalist with an 81, but Rawls was close on her heels with an 85. Scates’ 127 was also low enough to give her a shot at the regional title.
Other female individuals advancing were Clarksburg’s Shelby Pace (95), Abbie Carden (108) and Taylor Peterson (133).
Teams advancing from District 13 A-AA were Milan (171), McKenzie (188) and Camden (190).
In the District 14 A-AA golf tournaments held on Monday and Tuesday at The Farms in Dyersburg, Austin Smith had the best outing among Westview golfers.
Smith finished with the second-lowest score on a golf card in the boys action on Tuesday. Smith carded a  74, just two strokes behind South Fulton golfer Chase Mayfield’s 72.
Mayfield’s low score helped him lead South Fulton to a third-place finish with a 362. Dyersburg was the top boys team with a 336. Gibson County finished in second with a 338 to also advance as a team.
Other male individuals advancing from 14 A-AA were Union City’s Treece (84), Covington’s Walker (85), Obion County’s Booth (89) and Covington’s Goforth (91).
Also competing for Westview in the district tournament but unable to advance were Devansh Acharya with a 105 and Josh Haines with a 138.
Westview also had a golfer competing in the girls’ version of the District 14 A-AA Tournament on Monday in Dyersburg. Tara Wilkey carded a 133, but will not advance to compete in the regional.

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