EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. — For the third straight year, Moore County High School is sending a golfer to the Region Tournament.
MCHS senior Emily Powell qualified for Thursday’s regional with a score of 114 in the District 4-1A tournament on Tuesday at Champions Run Golf Course in Eagleville.
Powell will play in the Class A Regional at Harpeth Hills on Thursday — and she won’t be the only Raiderette there as her MCHS teammate Breanna Woosley made the cut as well.
Woosley carded a 108. The two Moore County golfers qualified for the region meet based on their individual scores, not as a team.
“This is Emily’s third year in a row to go to region. There haven’t been very many golfers from Moore County to go to the region consistently, so I’m very proud of her,” said Moore County coach Josh Deal. “Emily has really put in a lot of practice time lately.
“And Breanna just missed it last year. Today she (had) our best score and she was playing sick. For her to make it this year is a good experience for her.”
Now the MCHS golfers move on to the daunting task of regional play on a course they’re most unfamiliar with. With top individual scores likely to be in the 70s and needing to carve as many strokes off their own total to advance, both Powell and Woosley have their work cut out for them.
“They will have to play really well (on Thursday),” added Deal.
Moore County’s third female golfer, Savannah Stevens finished with a 129 and failed to qualify for the region.
Moore County’s boys struggled on course Monday as well. Junior Austin Waters finished with a 101 to lead the Raiders. Waters was consistent both on the front nine and back nine, but too many bogeys and double bogeys thwarted any chance he had at advancing beyond the district tournament.
Waters managed to par two of the 18 holes, and finished at 29 over par on the day. He needed to be in the mid-80s to have a shot at advancing.
Teammate Jay Layman carded a 103, while Montana Driver and Tanner Womble both found the going difficult and finished at 120 and 122, respectively. Clay Burnett finished at 125.
—By ROBERT HOLMAN, Publisher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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