DCHS Golfers Prepare for Region Tournament

Mallory Sullivan, Joe Pat Cope, Lexy Spry

DeKalb County High School will be represented in the Region 4-A/AA Golf Tournament next week for both boys and girls in Cookeville.

The DeKalb County girls earned a spot in the region tournament Tuesday with a 204 team score in the District Tournament at Ironwood in Cookeville. Macon County claimed the top team spot by 18 shots over Central Magnet (187).

Three-time region qualifier Mallory Sullivan led DeKalb with an 80. She finished tied for second overall with Abby Burgdorf of Central Magnet and then lost in a scorecard playoff to place third. DeKalb’s Lexy Spry shot a 124 to help the Lady Tigers earn the final spot in the region.

York Institute (229) finished fourth overall with Livingston Academy (231) fifth and Upperman (238) sixth. District newcomer Merrol Hyde (273) was seventh while Watertown (402) finished eighth.

"Mallory had the second lowest score in it. Kaitlin Cartwright from Macon County won it. Mallory and Abby Burgdorf from Central Magnet both shot an 80. Our girls got in (qualified for region tournament) as a team. Mallory and Lexy came in third place as a team," said Coach Joe Pat Cope.

Meanwhile, Macon County, the defending Class AA champions, took the victory last Friday in the District 8-A/AA boys golf tournament at White Plains Golf Course with a team score of 293. Goodpasture finished second with a 310, while Central Magnet was third with a 338. DeKalb County finished fourth with a 350.

Austin Williams of Macon County posted the low score of the day with a 4-under 68 to earn medalist honors, while teammates Zach Poston came in second with a 70 and Larken Whittenmore finished fifth with a 76.

DCHS’ Ethan Roller finished third, carding a 74 and earning the first individual spot in the Region 4-A/AA tournament. Dylan Young, who carded an 81, also clinched a region berth.

"We didn't make it through as a team. Macon County, last year's state champion blistered it that day. They shot a 293," said Coach Cope.

The region will be Monday, September 23 at the White Plains Golf Course in Cookeville and will consist of the top three boys and girls teams from District 7-A/AA and 8-A/AA along with the top five boys and girls individual qualifiers from both districts. The tournament will tee off at 9 a.m.

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