For the second year in a row, DeKalb County High School's Payne Denman, a senior, has claimed the TSSAA Class A-AA State Golf Tournament Championship.
Denman shot a 70 on Wednesday at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. Denman's score, combined with the 70 he posted on Tuesday, gave him a two-day score of 140 for the tournament.
Meanwhile, DeKalb County's Austin Garrett tied for 6th in the state tournament with a score of 74 on Wednesday and 77 Tuesday for a two-day score of 151.
DeKalb County's Grant James shot an 85 on Wednesday and a 78 on Tuesday for a score of 163 for the two days which placed him tied for 26th in the state tournament.
DCHS Golf Coach Chris Vance says he is very proud of all three players. "Payne, Grant, and Austin all had a tremendous state tournament experience. Everybody played exceptionally well. I couldn't be any prouder of them. They represented their school and the county extremely well. I just can't say enough about how much these boys have changed our program and how much they have meant to it over the past four years. Obviously they're going to be missed next year."