The DeKalb County High School golf teams are facing some of Tennessee's top high school golf programs at the Baylor Invitational at Black Creek Golf Course in Chattanooga. On Monday, the Tigers posted the tenth best score out of 11 teams at the event, while the Lady Tigers were last among the eight team girls field.
The DC boys shot a 333 as a team through the first 18 holes. Austin Garrett shot a 69 to lead the Tigers, which placed him tied for fourth among individual medalists after the first day of action. Payne Denman was next with a 72, followed by Grant James with an 87 and Logan Clark with a 105. Host school, Baylor, led the pack with a team score of 286, followed by McCallie with a 295, Knoxville Farragut with a 302, Memphis University School with a 308, Dobyns-Bennett with a 311, Jefferson County with a 312, Ensworth with a 314, Knoxville Webb with a 315, and MBA with a 331. DeKalb County's 333 was next, followed by Chattanooga Christian with a 338.
The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, posted a day one score of 316, led by Shay Sullivan, who shot an 88 through the first 18 holes. Cynthia Woodward was next with a 101, while Kalli Mitchell posted a 124. Baylor also had the best first day score among the girls' teams with a 222. Jefferson County was next with a 245, GPS posted a 258, Knoxville Webb shot a 268 followed by Soddy-Daisy with a 269, DCA with a 277 and Chattanooga Christian with a 303.
The Baylor Invitational features schools of every classification, both public and private, throughout the state of Tennessee. The second day o the two-day event was scheduled to start Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.