DeKalb County's Mallory Sullivan fired a 74 at Ironwood Golf Course on Monday and Ethan Roller shot a 74 on Tuesday at the White Plains Course to win individual titles in the District 8-A/AA golf tournaments in Cookeville. It was Sullivan's second-straight title. Zach Martin shot a 77 to win the silver medal with the second lowest score
Meanwhile, the DeKalb County boys, for the ninth consecutive year, claimed the district championship on Tuesday. They won with a team score of 320. "This was the ninth year in a row they won that district championship and that's a pretty astounding level of golf talent we've had come through DeKalb County," said Coach Joe Pat Cope.
Sullivan will advance to the Region 4-A/AA Tournament as an individual next week in Chattanooga. "Mallory got the lowest score among females," said Coach Cope. "She shot a 74 to win the gold medal in that. She goes on to the region next week," he added.
"Our guys went undefeated during the regular season but we knew coming into the district tournament that teams such as Central Magnet and Friendship Christian would be there. I just really stressed all week about the guys taking it hole by hole and doing the best they could. They won with a team score of 320 today (Tuesday). "Ethan Roller shot a 74 and had the lowest score out of 75 golfers there. Zach Martin shot a 77, which was silver medalist, the second lowest score there today. That puts us in the region tournament in Chattanooga next Monday for our guys," said Coach Cope.
The DeKalb boys team competing next week is made up of Ethan Roller, Zach Martin, Hayden Ervin, Corey Kijanski, and Dylan Young.
Clay County won the girls district title on Monday. Central Magnet (183) claimed second place in the team standings, while Upperman (205) earned the final team spot by edging DeKalb County (207). Pickett County (213) and Livingston Academy (238) rounded out the team scores. The DeKalb girls team was made up of Mallory Sullivan and Brooke Roller. "Brooke came up just a little bit short. She came up two strokes short of moving on," said Coach Cope.
The region tournament is slated for next Monday at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay in Chattanooga.