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MHS Golf to Begin Season Monday

MHS Golf to Begin Season Monday

Courtesy Tim McBride

The McKenzie High School golf team begins its 2018 campaign Monday, August 6 with a home match at Carroll Lake Golf Course.

There are lofty expectations for this year’s team as they try to replicate their successful 2017 season.

The ladies’ team returns all players from last year, including seniors Mallory Cole, Julie French and Olivia Wright; junior Whitley Smith; and sophomore Maggie Glass, with incoming freshmen Jayden Tucker and Juleyanne Weatherford rounding out the squad. The team finished the 2017 season as both district and region champions and advanced to the state tournament, where they finished sixth to conclude the season with a record of 39-9.

The gentlemen’s team returns seniors Ben Austin and Will McBride, sophomores Logan Green and Nathan Nanney and freshman Johnathan Moore from last year’s district runnerup and region champion squad that also advanced to the state tournament, finishing a school record fifth place with a final record of 46-10. Junior Lane Horton and freshmen Collin McLearen and RC Wilson join the team this year to complete the roster.

Coach Larry Joe Smith is excited about the upcoming golf season and hopes his golfers will use the successful 2017 campaign as a springboard for 2018.

Coach Smith and the team invite fans to come out as often as possible this season to watch these young men and women as they represent both McKenzie High School and the community. All regular season matches (except the two tournaments noted) are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

McKenzie Rebel Golf 2018 Schedule (Date — Opponents — Course) Monday, August 6 — Huntingdon, Clarksburg, Gleason — Carroll Lake Tuesday, August 7 — Camden, Gleason, Milan — Carroll Lake Thursday, August 9 — Camden, Henry Co. — Paris Landing Monday, August 13 — Huntingdon, South Fulton, Union City, Trenton — Carroll Lake Tuesday, August 14 — Milan, Madison Academic — Milan Monday, August 20 — Dyersburg Invitational (18 holes) — The Farms Tuesday, August 21 — Clarksburg, Huntingdon, Bradford — Carroll Lake Thursday, August 23 — Camden, HenryCo. —Camden Monday, August 27 — Union City, South Fulton — Union City Thursday, August 30 — Trenton, Gibson Co. — Dyer Tuesday, September 4 — Henry Co. Patriot Classic (18 holes) — Paris Landing Monday, September 10 — Huntingdon, Dresden, Greenfield, Westview — Carroll Lake Thursday, September 13 — Greenfield, Gleason, Huntingdon, South Fulton, Westview — Sharon Monday, September 17 — Gleason, South Fulton — Carroll Lake Monday, September 24 — Boys District 14 Tournament — Sharon Tuesday, September 25 — Girls District 14 Tournament — Sharon Monday, October 1 — Region 7 Tournament — Sharon Monday-Wednesday, October 8-10 — TSSAA State Golf Tournament — Manchester

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