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McKenzie High School Golf Off to Winning Start

Courtesy Regina Green
Posted 8/25/20

The McKenzie High School golf teams are off to a great start with six matches under their belts, boasting several individual and team wins as well as one record-breaking individual performance.The …

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McKenzie High School Golf Off to Winning Start

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The McKenzie High School golf teams are off to a great start with six matches under their belts, boasting several individual and team wins as well as one record-breaking individual performance.

The teams traveled to Chickasaw Golf Course in Henderson on August 3. They played an 18-hole tournament with some skills challenge competitions on the side (putt, chip and drive).

Girls teams included McKenzie, McNairy Central, TCA, USJ, Jackson Christian, South Gibson and Milan. Maggie Glass shot a 78, which put her in third place. Juleyanne Weatherford shot a 97, putting the McKenzie team in fourth place overall.

Boys teams included McKenzie, South Gibson, TCA, McNairy Central, USJ, West Carroll, Jackson Christian and Milan. Johnathan Moore shot a 79 and claimed the fourth place, Logan Green shot a 92, Nathan Nanney shot 93, Nolan Renfro 103 and Matt Espey 120 to round out the team’s score of 367 for fifth place overall. In the side competitions (putt, chip and drive), Glass came in third for the girls, and Moore claimed second place for the boys.

Carroll Lake Golf Course was happy to welcome back high school golfers on August 6. The MHS girls played Clarksburg, while the boys faced West Carroll.

The girls took the win over Clarksburg with a score of 86. Glass had a score of 30, which is a new girls high school record for nine holes on the course. Payton Ognibene shot a 56. Clarksburg had a score of 100. Glass was the match medalist.

The boys team claimed the win over West Carroll. Moore shot 35, Green shot 37 and Renfro 41, rounding out the team’s total of 113. West Carroll came in with a score of 145. Moore was the match medalist.

The teams again played at home on Carroll Lake Golf Course on August 11, hosting Riverside, South Gibson and Clarksburg.

With a score of 93, the ladies lost by eight stokes to Riverside with an 85 but claimed a win over South Gibson’s 96. Match Medalist Maggie Glass shot a 35 and Payton Ognibene shot 58.

The gentlemen were victorious over their opponents by 19 strokes. Match Medalist Johnathan Moore shot 34, Nolan Renfro came in with a 40, Logan Green with a 41 and Nathan Nanney with a 49 to complete the team’s score of 164. South Gibson scored a 183 and Riverside was right on their heels with a 184.

On August 13, the teams traveled to Gibson County Golf Course, a nine-hole course located in Dyer, to play against Gibson County.

The ladies played although the others teams present did not have enough girls to compete as a team. Glass was the match medalist.

The boys team posted a score of 168 to claim victory over Gibson County with a 181. Match Medalist Green led the Rebels with a 39, Moore shot 40, Nanney with a 41 and Espey’s 48 completed the team’s score.

The teams traveled to Decaturville to play in the Tennessee River Classic at the Tennessee River Golf Course on August 17. Teams included Perry County, Adamsville, Hardin County, Riverside, Hickman County, Summertown, Lewis County and McKenzie.

Glass led the ladies with a one-under par 70, Weatherford shot an 84 and Ognibene shot 116 to complete the team’s score of 154. The McKenzie girls team claimed second place in the tournament. There was a tie for first place medalist for the girls between Glass and Kaley Campbell of Summertown. After a playoff hole for the top honor, Glass claimed the win.

Moore led the men’s team with a 74, Renfro with an 88, Nanney with 89 and Green shot 91 to complete the team’s score of 342. The gentlemen finished in fourth place, only one stroke behind third place and seven strokes behind second place. Moore won third place individual medalist.

The teams returned home to Carroll Lake on August 18 to host Camden, Henry County, Clarksburg and West Carroll.

The ladies swept their opponents with wins over Henry County and Clarksburg. Glass was match medalist, leading the team with a score of 38. Weatherford shot 41 to complete the team’s score of 79.

The gentlemen also swept their opponents, claiming wins over Henry County, West Carroll and Camden. Moore was match medalist and led the team with a 34, followed by Green with a 36. Nanney shot 40 and Renfro shot 47 to complete the team’s score of 157.

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