“Corey (Evans) and Clark (Melton) are having great seasons,” proclaimed coach Bob Williams after his Mustangs claimed a runner-up trophy at the Golf Capitol Classic at Lake Tansi.
For the second time this year Evans posted the event’s low score with a 1-under 71 on the very tough, tight course.
Melton finished fourth overall with a 3-over 75 as Walker Valley posted a 317 overall score, putting the Mustangs three strokes behind Cookeville and three ahead of McMinn County in the 12-team field.
Bryson Riggs fired an 85, while teammates Zach Kilby and Hunter Carroll were both at 86 to round out the Mustang scoring.
“Every team in our region, except Ooltewah, was there,” Williams said of the course where the Region 3-AAA Tournament will be held Sept. 26.
Bradley Central finished eighth place with a 347, while Cleveland was ninth at 350.
Matt and Jordan Whitmire paced the Bears with an 85 and 86 respectively, while Chase Montgomery shot 87 and Hunter Chastain 89.
Conner Caprara led the Blue Raiders with an 82, while Zach Barringer posted an 85. Seth Goza carded a 90 in the event, with Carson Griffin coming in at 93.
The Walker Valley girls will head to Bear Trace this afternoon to take on a pair of state championship teams in Baylor and Signal Mountain.
Both Mustang squads will travel to Niota tomorrow to face McMinn County at Springbrook, while Bradley and Cleveland will journey to Creeks Bend to face Soddy-Daisy.
The District 5-AAA teams will gather at Bear Trace on Monday for the district tournament with the top three teams and five individuals (who are not on the top three teams) will advance to the region event.