Bulldogs beat Mt. Pleasant on links

Friday, August 15, 2014
The 2014 Cornersville High School golf team. Pictured are, from left, front row, Colton McVey, Kathryn Holley, Ellie Jackson, Emma Reese, Carly Salsman, and Shelby Luna; back row, Jenny Mae Wood, Matthew Karban, Zack Smith, Tate Lowery, Colby Downs, J.D. Crabtree, and Blake Calahan. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

On Monday afternoon, the Cornersville Bulldogs golf team picked up their first win of the season when they defeated the Mt. Pleasant Tigers in a rain shortened match at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

The two teams counted the results from only the first five holes after lightning and heavy rains forced the players off the course. Taking the top three rounds from each team, the Bulldogs posted a score of 76 to claim the victory, while Mt. Pleasant finished with a 103.

Over the top

Cornersville's Tate Lowery sinks a short par putt on the first hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

"The kids have been close to winning their last two matches so it was nice to get a win. We're excited to face Columbia Academy on Thursday. They usually have a strong team so it should be a good test," said CHS coach Joy McMasters.

Senior Tate Lowery recorded the best round of the day and led Cornersville by shooting a three-over par 24. The Bulldogs could then take their pick for the second and third best scores on the team, as Colby Downs, Matthew Karban, and Blake Calahan each carded a 26. J.D. also tallied a 29 for CHS.

"I think the playing on their home course gave them confidence and they played well today before it started raining. I would have loved to have finished the match and see what they would have ended up shooting," said McMasters.

Cornersville's Blake Calahan tees off on the fourth hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Tiger leader

Cole Hutcheson was the low man for Mt. Pleasant and paced the Tigers with a 27. Bobby Hickman followed Hutcheson with a 36, while Mason Cothran turned in a 40.

After facing Columbia Academy at Graymere Country Club on Thursday afternoon, Cornersville will compete in the first leg of the Gary Wells Cup next Monday when they take on the Marshall County Tigers and Forrest Rockets at Henry Horton State Park.

Cornersville's Colby Downs chips onto the green on the second hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.