DeKalb County High School junior, Payne Denman, claimed the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament Championship, as he shot an even-par 72 on Wednesday at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. Denman's score, combined with the five-under-par 67 he posted on Tuesday, gave him a two-day score of 139 for the tournament, which was four strokes better than second place, Greg Kitts of Anderson County, who shot a 144.
Denman's State Tournament title gives DeKalb County High School its first TSSAA State Tournament Championship in any on-the-field related sport.
As a team, the Tigers finished third in the Class A-AA field for the second year in a row. The DC boys shared the overall lead with Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) after day one, but the Tigers fell short after shooting a 327 on Wednesday. The Tigers had posted a 303 on Tuesday. Anderson County finished in second place.
Austin Garrett and Logan Clark each posted an 85 in Wednesday's round, while Grant James shot an 87.