COOKEVILLE — Five area high school golf teams made the trip to the Cookeville Invitational Monday, with a third-place finish coming home back as the best result.
The Walker Valley girls got the consistent play that won them their first two matches this season to claim the best finish of day for local squads.
Sophomore Kelsey Cassada and junior Katie Medley were within a stroke of each other to team up for a 155 total to earn the third place prize in the girls’ event.
Cassada fired a 6-over-par 76 on the par 70 Cookeville Country Club course, while Medley was right on her heels with a 7-over 77.
Coffee County claimed the girls’ crown with a 147 tally, thanks to a 2-over 72 round by Hollee Sadler and a 75 from Savannah Quick. Second place went to Warren county with a 149 as Brittany Myers carded a 3-over 73 and Saylem Powell shot a 76. White County’s Shelby Johnson was the girls’ low medalist with a 3-under 67.
Bradley Central and Polk County also participated in the girls’ event finishing with team scores of 177 and 183 respectively.
Sophomore Olivia Williams carded an 88 for the Bearettes, while teammate MaKenzie Randolph was there with her with an 89.
Lauren Passmore topped the Lady Wildcat effort with an 86, while teammate Heather Ellis helped out with a 97.
In boys’ play, Warren County took the top prize with a 292, that included a 4-under 66 by low medalist Braxton Womack. the host Cookeville squad took second place with a 294 with five scores of 75 or better.
Polk County carded a 354 total with Michael Rongey leading the way with a 7-over 77. Ryan Droke added an 89, Tyler Brown a 91 and Theren Allen a 97 to round out the Wildcat score.
Bradley shot a 404 with Tyler Parris leading the pack with an 87, while Matthew Maynard shot 98, Bailey Timmons 106 and Jake Durgin 113.
The Bradley squads will venture to the Cleveland Country Club this afternoon for a three-way match against District 5-AAA rivals Cleveland High and Ooltewah.
The Owls will return to town Wednesday to take on Walker Valley at Chatata Valley.
On Thursday Polk County will travel to Ridgewood to face McMinn Central, while Bradley will head to Springbrook to take on McMinn County and Ooltewah. Cleveland will host Soddy-Daisy at CCC as well.