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HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

McKenzie Wraps Stellar Regular Season, Celebrates Senior Night

Courtesy Regina Green
Posted 9/26/19

MILAN/McKENZIE (September 16-17) — The McKenzie High School golf teams traveled to Milan Monday to play at the Milan Golf & Country Club. The course sits on rolling terrain with narrow, …

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HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

McKenzie Wraps Stellar Regular Season, Celebrates Senior Night

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MILAN/McKENZIE (September 16-17) — The McKenzie High School golf teams traveled to Milan Monday to play at the Milan Golf & Country Club. The course sits on rolling terrain with narrow, tree-lined fairways. The greens are plush and fast. Large trees and water hazards come into play throughout the course. The teams played holes 10-18 for a 36 par. The shortest hole on the course is #11, a par-3 that plays to 141 yards from the back tees, and #12 is known as a challenge by the course with its 378-yard par-4. It was a touch-and-go match for the ladies, who played against the Milan Lady Bulldogs.

Once all of the ladies turned in their scorecard and the numbers were tallied, this just was not their day to conquer the opponent. The Lady Rebels accepted today’s challenge and played with their hearts remaining united as a team.

Scoring was as follows: Maggie Glass with an even par of 36, followed by Juleyanne Weatherford’s 43, Whitley Smith’s 44 and Kristin Bradberry with a 59.

The gentlemen earned wins over Milan and West Carroll. Johnathan Moore earned match medalist honors with a 38, two over par. Next was Logan Green coming in with a 43, followed by Nolan Renfro’s 45 and Nathan Nanney’s 47 to completed the team’s score of 173. The Rebels beat Milan on their home course by seven strokes.

Tuesday proved to be a great afternoon for Rebel golf. The Rebels ended their regular season with a beautiful sunset, Senior Night and wins.

The afternoon started with Senior Night. Whitley Smith is the only senior this year. She is a three-year member of the McKenzie golf team and has represented her school and community with sportsmanship, class and pride both on and off the course. Whitley is the daughter of Clint and Cassie Ellis.

The ladies earned wins against Gleason, Clarksburg and Huntingdon. Match Medalist Maggie Glass led the team with a 36, which included birdies on holes 7 and 8. Juleyanne Weatherford was next with a 41 that included a birdie on hole 6. Whitley Smith ended with a 42, which included three pars. The team’s ending total put them well ahead of their opponents. The ladies end the regular season with a record of 28-7.

The gentlemen secured their wins as well, led by Match Medalist Johnathan Moore with a score of 32, which included birdies on holes 1, 5 and 7, and as he was ending on hole 9, he got an impressive eagle. Next was Logan Green with a 41, including an off-the-green chip-in on hole 7 for a birdie. Nathan Nanney had a 43, which included a birdie on hole 9 and a strong finish. Nolan Renfro completed the team’s score with a 43 and a strong finish. The gentlemen also had a good margin of victory. The end the regular season with a 38-9 record.

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