Cornersville teams enjoy productive day

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Cornersville's J.D. Crabtree hits a tee shot on the eighth hole at Graymere Country Club. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Both Cornersville golf teams picked up a pair of wins on Thursday afternoon, as the Bulldogs finished second in a four-team match at Graymere Country Club in Columbia while the Lady Bulldogs defeated Spring Hill and Zion Christian in the girls match.

Columbia Academy came out on top in the boys match and posted a team score of 164 after taking the four best rounds from six players. The Bulldogs (3-3) finished 21 strokes off the pace with a 185, while the Zion Christian Academy Eagles came in third with a 192. The Spring Hill Raiders placed fourth in the match because they fielded only three golfers.

Low scorers

Case Manor led CA to the win by shooting a 37 on the par 35 front nine at Graymere. Austin Butterfield followed Manor with a 41, while Zane Johnson and Drew Logsdon notched a 42 and a 44 respectively.

Cornersville senior Tate Lowery recorded his best round of the season and was the low man of the match with a one-over par 36. Despite quadruple bogeying the first hole, Colby Downs still turned in a solid round for the Bulldogs and posted the fourth lowest score of the match with a 42. J.D Crabtree fired a 48 for CHS as well, while Matthew Karban, Zack Smith, and Blake Calahan all tallied a 59.

'Into the flow'

"I think Tate got back into the flow today. The group of guys that he was playing with was really good and I think he was forced to raise his game," said Cornersville interim coach Eric Crabtree. "Colby would have had a good round today too, but got off to a terrible start on the first hole. He managed to settle down and play well the rest of the way though."

Tate Sutter paced Zion Christian with a 42, while John Heard carded a 44. Cameron Blevins also notched a 49 for the Eagles and Wilks Halliday shot a 56.

Brandon Sanchez led Spring Hill with a 43, while Noah Gibson and Seth Holloway posted a 48 and a 54 respectively.

Cornersville's Emma Reese chips out of the bunker on the third hole at Graymere Country Club.

Girls

The Lady Bulldogs came out on top in the girls match when Spring Hill and Zion Christian both fielded just one golfer. Taking the top two scores from three players, Cornersville recorded a team score of 112 after Emma Reese and Ellie Jackson both shot a season low 56. Carly Salsman tallied a 58 for CHS as well.

"I think not having the pressure on them helped the girls today. They just went out there and played golf," said Crabtree.

Spring Hill's Libby Coop recorded the best round of the match and carded a 47, while Zion Christian's Baylor West fired a 55.