Cornersville golf sweeps Fairview

Friday, August 30, 2013
Cornersville's Colbe Downs sinks a short par putt on the fourth hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzube

The Cornersville Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs golf teams both padded their win totals by defeating their Fairview counterparts on Tuesday afternoon at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Taking the four best individual scores from each team, the Bulldogs (5-4) beat the Yellow Jackets 178-184 in the boys match to move back above the .500 mark.

Bulldogs

Cornersville's Emma Reese chips onto the green on the fourth hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Junior Tate Lowery once again turned in the best round of the day for Cornersville and shot a 40 over nine holes to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Colbe Downs followed Lowery with a 45, while J.D. Crabtree and Blake Calahan carded a 46 and a 47 respectively. Matthew Karban and Zack Smith both tallied a 48 for CHS as well and Kolbe McMahon notched a 50.

"We've been playing pretty well lately and this is a huge improvement for our team. The kids have worked really hard to get better this year. They've been practicing and playing golf every day," said Cornersville golf coach Joy McMasters. "Colbe Downs and J.D Crabtree have both really improved their games and turned in solid rounds for us today."

Lady Bulldogs

In the girls match, the Lady Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season by defeating Fairview 112-120 after counting the top two rounds from each team. Samantha Reese paced Cornersville with a 53, while Emma Reese turned in a 59. Carly Salsman shot a 64 for the Lady Bulldogs (2-3).

"It was great for the girls to get a win especially when the boys won on the same day. The kids are really excited about golf right now," said McMasters. "I was thrilled with Samantha Reese's play today. We really needed her score. It was the difference in the match."

Cornersville returns to action next Thursday when they face Mt. Pleasant in Columbia.