Evan Ball fires up links to win Chatata Valley championship
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EVAN BALL shows off his new hardware after winning the Chatata Valley Club Championship over the weekend.
EVAN BALL shows off his new hardware after winning the Chatata Valley Club Championship over the weekend.
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When you’re hot, you’re hot, and over the weekend Evan Ball was on fire.

The current Tennessee Wesleyan College linkster scorched his home course for a 5-under-par 139 to claim the Chatata Valley Club Championship.

After firing a 3-under 69 in the opening round Saturday, the former Polk County standout strung together seven straight birdies on his way to a 70 on the final 18 holes Sunday.

Cody Godfrey, who played his school golf at Walker Valley before spending some time on the TWC team, took the runner-up trophy with an even-par 144, while former Cleveland High golfer Carson Griffin carded a 1-over 145 for third place.

Keoni Vidrine, a teammate of Ball’s at both TWC and Polk County, captured fourth place in the 36-hole event with a 149 total, while former Walker Valley standout Zach Kilby was a stroke back at 150.

In the Senior Division, Tony Farmer capture the championship with a 1-over 145, including an even-par opening round and a 73 on Sunday.

Farmer held off a hard-charging Buster Goins, who shot a 1-under 71 on the final 18 holes, but came up a stroke short of defending his club title. Goins had shot a 75 in Saturday’s opening round.

Third place in the Senior Division finished in a tie with both Neil Parks and Jim Strassburg carding a 156 tally.