CROSSVILLE — Playing against some tough Region 3 competition, Walker Valley’s boys golf team on Monday earned a third place finish at the Golf Capital Classic in Crossville.
Taking to the tough Lake Tansi course for the 18-hole event, only eight of the 52 linksters were able to break 80. Three of them, however, were teammates, leading Cookeville to the championship.
With an 80 as its highest score among five players, the Cavaliers posted a 312 team total for a seven stroke victory over Warren County.
Coach Bob Williams’ Mustangs were 11 strokes off the lead with a 323, to edge Cumberland County by a stroke for the third-place honors.
Walker Valley will return to District 5-AAA play this afternoon with a countywide three-way match against Bradley Central and Cleveland High, at 4 p.m. at Cleveland Country Club.
Freshman Parker Grey led the way for the Mustangs on Monday, firing a 2-over-par 38 on the front nine and a 39 after the turn for 77, tying him for the third lowest score of the day.
Freshman Cade Puryear and junior Dylan Lillard helped out the Walker Valley cause with 81s. Puryear shot 41 on the front and 40 on the back nine, while Lillard posted a 42-39 tally.
Sophomore Corey Rollins rounded out the Mustang score with a 38 before the turn, but slipped to a 46 down the back side for an 84. Senior Kyle Limburg was out of the final tally with an 87.
Walker Valley and Cookeville both had “B” squads in the nine-team field.
The Mustang second team posted a 370 tally with Nick McCracken leading the way with a 43-42 — 85.
Ira Lee and Caleb Craig helped out with a 93 and 98 respectively.