Cornersville splits with Community in golf

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Cornersville's Kaitlyn Rogers hits her tee shot onto the green on the ninth hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. Photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Despite shaving a couple of shots off their previous team score, the Cornersville Bulldogs golf team fell to 0-2 on the season when they lost to the Community Vikings on Thursday afternoon at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Led by State tournament hopeful Zack West, Community matched their best score of the season by shooting 170 as a team after taking the best four scores out of six golfers.

West recorded one birdie and one bogie en route to finishing with an even par 36 over nine holes. Jake Garrett also carded a 44 for the Vikings, while Luke Primm and Hunter Smithey each shot a 45.

Cornersville's Tate Lowery sinks a short put on the third hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Hampered by the absence of senior Jacob Griffis, who was unable to play due to an injury that he suffered in football practice earlier in the week, the Bulldogs tallied a 219 overall.

Sophomore Tate Lowery paced Cornersville with a 45, while Matthew Karban followed Lowery with a 55. Taylor Carlton and Colby Downs notched a 58 and a 62 for the Bulldogs as well.

"Tate played better than he did in his last match so he made some progress today," said Cornersville coach Kevin Wright. "Not having Jacob out here today hurt, but the kids had fun and showed improvement so that's what is important."

In the girls match, the Lady Bulldogs picked up the win when Community was able to field only one golfer in the match. Senior Kaitlyn Rogers led Cornersville with a 53, while eighth grader Emma Reese shot a 69 to give the Lady Bulldogs a team score of 122.

"We didn't have three players here, but the girls played pretty well and Emma showed some improvement today. This is the first year that she's played golf so she's doing well," said Wright.

Hannah Brown was the Viqueens' lone representative on the course and carded a 46.

Cornersville returns to action this Thursday when they take on Eagleville at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.