Eagleville sweeps Cornersville

Friday, August 1, 2014

After posting winning records last year, the Cornersville Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs both started off the 2014 season with a loss when they were defeated by Eagleville on Tuesday afternoon at Champions Run Golf Course.

Taking the top four rounds from six players, Eagleville finished with a team score of 181, while the Bulldogs shot a 191 overall.

Dakota Beech led the way for the Eagles and shot a 43 over the first nine holes at Champions Run. Ransom McRee and Torey Fusco both posted a 45 for Eagleville as well, while Matthew Boyett tallied a 48.

Cornersville's Tate Lowery hits his approach shot towards the green on the second hole at Champions Run Golf Course. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Top Bulldog

Senior Tate Lowery posted the low round of the day and paced Cornersville with a 40. Colby Downs also turned in a solid performance for the Bulldogs and carded a 41, while Matthew Karban and J.D. Crabtree notched a 54 and a 56 respectively.

"Last year we shot a 201 when we played here and this year we shot a 191 so I'm pleased with their progress," said Cornersville coach Joy McMasters. "I think I'll be able to rely on Tate and Colby to consistently post good scores this year. We just need some other guys to step up right now."

Cornersville's Ellie Jackson sinks a putt on the third hole at Champions Run Golf Course.

In the girls match, Eagleville tallied a team score of 115 to claim the victory after taking the top two scores from three players. The Lady Bulldogs finished just four shots off the pace and shot a 119 overall.

Girls leaders

Taylor Turnage led the Lady Eagles with a 54 and Kenya Hackney followed her with a 61. Carly Salsman recorded the best round of the match for Cornersville and shot a 56, while Ellie Jackson carded a 63.

"Champions Run is a tough course and a good place to start the season. I thought the girls played with more confidence today than they did last year," said McMasters. "We had 13 student athletes down here playing golf today so that's a great sign for the program."

Cornersville returns to the links on Thursday when they take on Mt. Pleasant at the Lewisburg Recreation Center before facing county rival Forrest next Tuesday at Henry Horton State Park.