Tiger golfers fall short at state tournament

Friday, October 16, 2015
Marshall County's Wilson Limbaugh chips for an eagle on the par-5 sixteenth hole at the Willow Brook Golf Course at Manchester. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

Marshall County High School seniors Wilson Limbaugh and Zach Smith represented the Tiger golf team well at the Class A-AA State Tournament at Manchester on Monday and Tuesday.

Smith ended up in a tie for 40th place after shooting 85 on Monday and 81 on Tuesday, including a solid one-over par 37 for his final nine holes.

Limbaugh had a good day on Monday, firing an 82 before slipping to an 86 on Tuesday that resulted in a 46th place finish.

Zach Smith attempts a putt from the back of the green on the par-4 15th hole.

The caliber of play was top-notch as Christian Academy of Knoxville's Davis Shore and David Lipscomb's Davis Armstrong led the way with two-day scores of 3-under par 141.

Top medalist

Davis, who shot 72-69, won the top medalist honors when he made birdie on the first playoff hole to beat Armstrong (70-71).

Wilson Limbaugh made a solid two-putt par on the par-3 seventeenth hole Tuesday during the final round of the Class A-AA State Tournament.

Davis and Armstrong were the only two players to shoot under par at 6,096 yard Willow Brook Golf Course tract.

Luke Scealf from Knoxville Grace shot even par, Paul Swindell (Lipscomb) finished fourth at (71-74-145), while Reese Scobey from Notre Dame (76-72-148) and Gibson County's Mason Chandler (71-77-148) ended up in a tie for fifth place.

CAK won the team portion of the event with a four-man aggregate score of 609, CPA finished second (619), followed by Sullivan South (620), Lipscomb (639) and Notre Dame rounded out the top five team scores with a 640.

Zach Smith hits his approach shot to the 16th hole on Tuesday.