Denman leads DCHS golfers to strong finish in Myrtle Beach

September 18, 2007

Sophomore Payne Denman had a two-day score of 140 to finish as the top individual medalist at the Palmetto High School golf championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this past weekend.

Denman tallied a 71 in his first 18 holes on Friday, then came back with a 69 on Saturday. His score was two strokes better than his nearest competitor.

Meanwhile, the Tigers, as a team, shot a 327 on Friday, but improved their score drastically on Saturday, dropping it to a 314. The Tigers finished with a final tally of 641, which was good enough for seventh place out of the powerful 12-team field.

The Tiger individual scores were as follows: Denman 71-69-140, Austin Garrett 82-84-166, Grant Goodwin 85-83-168, Grant James 89-79-178, Tyler Robinson 99-83-182, Keith Ferrell 109-98-207

On the girls' side, junior, Shay Sullivan, shot a 167 over the course of the two-day event, which placed her 12th out of 51 participants. DeKalb County did not have enough girls to qualify as a full team, but did take part in individual competition. Cynthia Woodward tallied a 97 on the first day and a 95 on the second, for a final score of 192, while Victoria Bennett shot a 107 both Friday and Saturday, to finish with a 214.

DeKalb County will play Cannon County, Tuesday at Willowbrook, then will take on White County, Thursday at the Sparta Golf Course. The District Tournament begins next week for the DCHS golfers. The girls' tournament will be played Tuesday at Ironwood in Cookeville, while the boys' tournament will be held Wedneday at the Cookeville Country Club.

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