Rockets, Lady Bulldogs advance to region

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CHAPEL HILL — Following a brief start to the District 9A-AA golf match on Monday morning at Henry Horton Golf Course, players were instructed to return to the clubhouse after torrential rains doused the course.

Following an approximate two-hour rain delay, the match was shortened from the planned 18-hole match to just nine holes.

In the end, the Forrest Rockets took second overall as a team to continue their season, while the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs also took second.

Both teams will advance to the upcoming Region 5-A tournament, which will be held on Monday at Henry Horton. 

Lady Rocket golfer Maggie Browning also earned a trip to the region match as an individual qualifier as well.

Two-time defending state champion Evan Woosley-Reed of Cascade won the match with a 35 score, while Tatyana Greene won the girls’ match with a final score of 44. 

Sebastian Thompson posted the lowest score for the Rockets and finished with a 44 overall, good enough for a third-place finish in the individual standings.

Noah Brown turned in a 45, while Kelton Grubbs carded a 46.

Trey Williamson rounded out the varsity scoring for the second-place Rockets with a 50.

As a team, the Rockets finished with a 184, just one stroke behind team-winner Richland. 

For the Bulldogs, it was the end of the road as Cornersville turned in a final score of 265.  

Micah Riddle posted the lowest score for the Bulldogs with a 57. Caden Downs and Coby Gibson each shot a 57, while Braxton Hunter turned in a 74. 

On the girls’ side of the match, the Lady Bulldogs were led by Annabelle Mulliniks finished second overall, shooting a 46 to lead the Lady Bulldogs.

Braylin Powers and Jayli Childress each shot a 57.

For the Lady Rockets, Maggie Browning earned a region berth as an individual qualifier, shooting a 53. 

Ava Edmondson finished with a 65 and as a team, the Lady Rockets turned in a 118 final score.

The qualifiers will advance to the region match held at Henry Horton on Monday at Henry Horton. 

Forrest (184)

Sebastian Thompson 43

Noah Brown 45

Kelton Grubbs 46

Trey Williamson 50

Cornersville (265)

Micah Riddle 57

Caden Downs 67

Brax Hunter 74

Coby Gibson 67

Richland (183)

Giles Co. (189)

Eagleville (206)

Community (243)

Girls 

Cornersville (103)

Annabelle Mulliniks 46

Braylin Powers 57

Jayli Childress 57

Forrest (118)

Maggie Browning 53

Ava Edmondson 65

Cascade (91)

Giles Co. (115)

Eagleville (122)

Community (143)

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