Cole Boyce fired a 44 on Tuesday at The Course at Sewanee, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Moore County High School golf team to a win over Grundy County or the host Mountain Lions. Boyce’s score was the third lowest individual tally of the day, following St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s Tommy Oliver, who had a match-low 38 and Andrew Heitzenrater, who had a 39.
SAS won the tri-match with a team score of 171. Grundy County finished with a 199, while Moore County was five strokes behind the Yellow Jackets with a 204.
Behind Boyce’s team-low 44, Tyler Durham carded a 52 and Dylan Horner had a 53. Gage Morrison struggled on the mountain links with a 55 to complete the scoring for the Raiders.
Also competing, Chandler Smith’s 57 didn’t count toward the team score, nor did the scores for MCHS freshmen Austin Waters (58) and Tanner Womble (63).
Grundy County was paced by Dylan Mooney, who shot a 48.
The Moore County Raiderettes had a successful outing as Breanna Woosley and Emily Powell combined to shoot a 121, three strokes better than the Grundy County duo of Hannah Ladd (62) and Maddie Partin (62).
Woosley carded a 60, while Powell finished at 61.
Last week, Moore County faced Fayetteville City at The Bear Trace at Tims Ford State Park. The Tigers brought just three boys. They combined for a 179. Moore County’s lowest three scores — Morrison (42), Boyce (44) and Durham (58) — equaled 144. It takes four scores to complete team scoring, however, so a 59 by Horner gave MCHS a 203 on the day.
Waters (59), Womble (60) and Smith (63) completed the Raiders’ scoring.
Powell shot a 64, 11 strokes behind Fayetteville’s Summer Shelton (53) and six behind Caitlyn Plunkett (58).
The Moore County golf team was scheduled to face both Forrest and Community on Thursday at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in Shelbyville. The district tournament is scheduled for next week in Springfield.
—ROBERT HOLMAN, Editor