DeKalb County High School's Mallory Sullivan, won the Region 4-A/AA Golf tournament Monday at White Plains in Cookeville with a 3-under 69.
With the victory, Sullivan becomes the first female DCHS golfer to advance to the state tournament in all four years but it is the first time she has won the region tournament.
Another DeKalb County golfer, Payne Denman advanced to the state tournament in all four years in the boys competition during his years at DCHS. He is now a junior at Middle Tennessee State.
In Monday's round at White Plains, Signal Mountain’s Bethany Burns came in as second medalist with a 1-under 71, while Macon County’s Kaitlin Cartwright shot a 72.
Macon County claimed the team title with a 158, edging Signal Mountain (163) by five strokes. Other teams participating in the tournament were Clay County (171), Central Magnet (173), Chattanooga Christian (182) and DeKalb County (187).
The individual girls state qualifiers included Sullivan, Burns, Central Magnet’s Abbey Burgdorf (74) and Savanna Strode (81) of Clay County.
DeKalb County's Lexy Spry had a score of 118.
For the boys , Notre Dame (295) claimed the team title followed by Signal Mountain. They were followed by Macon County (302), Goodpasture (311), Central Magnet (336) and Jackson County (366).
Chattanooga Christian’s Lake Johnson won the individual title with a 5-under 67. Macon County’s Larken Whittemore was a stroke behind at 4-under 68, and Signal Mountain’s Sullivan Baker was next at 3-under 69.
Others who carded under-par rounds were Notre Dame’s Alexander Riddle (70) and Reese Scobey (71), and Chattanooga Christian’s Scott Stevens (71).
DeKalb County's Ethan Roller shot a 78 and Dylan Young an 80
Johnson, Whittemore, Baker and Stevens were the boys individual state qualifiers.
The Class A/AA state tournament is next Tuesday and Wednesday at Manchester’s WillowBrook.
Sullivan finished 11th in the state tournament as a freshman, she was the runner-up as a sophomore and tied for 14th as a junior.