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The McKenzie High School golf teams opened their 2019 season Thursday, August 8 at Carroll Lake Golf Course with wins over Huntingdon, Gleason and Clarksburg. The Lady Rebels …
The McKenzie High School golf teams opened their 2019 season Thursday, August 8 at Carroll Lake Golf Course with wins over Huntingdon, Gleason and Clarksburg. The Lady Rebels were led by match medalist Maggie Glass, who shot a 36, Juleyanne Weatherford (45) and Whitley Smith (49). The Rebels were led by match medalist Johnathan Moore, who shot a 32, followed by Logan Green (40), Nolan Renfro (47) and Nathan Nanney (49). Both teams opened with a 3-0 record. Johnathan Moore’s score of 32 (three under par) makes him the new record holder for a high school golfer at McKenzie High School. Congratulations Johnathan!
On Thursday, August 15, the teams hosted South Gibson, West Carroll and Huntingdon at Carroll Lake Golf Course. The Rebel ladies were led by Maggie Glass’ 34 (one under par), Juleyanne Weatherford’s 41 and Whitley Smith’s 45. They claimed wins over Huntingdon and South Gibson. The ladies’ record improved to 5-0. The gentlemen were victorious over their three opponents: South Gibson, Huntingdon and West Carroll. Johnathan Moore shot a 36 (1 over par), Logan Green shot a 39, Nolan Renfro shot a 44 and Nathan Nanney had a 47 to complete the team score. Their record improved to 6-0. Maggie Glass’ 34 tied a one under par record. Congratulations Maggie!
On Monday, August 19, the teams hosted Gleason and Westview. With a heat index of 103, the teams proved they are in this to win. Humidity has a significant effect on golf ball distance. The higher the humidity, the longer the ball flies. You’re hitting into thinner air, which means the ball goes farther. That happened several times that day as golf balls flew over par 3 greens, where normally the ball would land on the green. The ladies won over Gleason. Maggie Glass led the team with a three over par 38. Juleyanne Weatherford had a 43. Whitley Smith and Kristen Bradberry each shot a 45. The win put the ladies at a 6-0 record. The gentlemen posted wins over Westview and Gleason. Johnathan Moore led the charge with an even par 35, while Logan Green shot three over par with a 38. Nathan Nanney and Nolan Renfro rounded out the Rebel scoring with each shooting a 44. The record for the gentlemen was 8-0.
On Thursday, August 22, the teams traveled to Magic Valley Golf Course in Camden to take on Henry County, Camden and McEwen. Magic Valley is a nine-hole course featuring 3,082 yards from the longest tees for a par of 36. The Lady Rebels won by two strokes against Henry County and were led for the fourth time this season by Maggie Glass with a 41, Juleyanne Weatherford with a 46 and Whitley Smith with a 51. Match medalist for the girls was Maggie Glass. The Lady Rebels’ record was 7-0. The gentlemen swept their opponents by 20 strokes. Logan Green led the Rebels with 38, followed by Johnathan Moore with a 39, Nathan Nanney with a 43 and Matt Espey completed the team’s score with a 48. Match medalist for the boys was Logan Green. The gentlemen’s record was 9-0.
On Tuesday, August 27, the teams hosted Clarksburg, West Carroll, Camden and Greenfield at Carroll Lake Golf Club. The Rebel ladies were led by match medalist Maggie Glass’ 39, Juleyanne Weatherford’s 45 and Whitley Smith’s 47. The ladies were victorious over Clarksburg and Greenfield, bringing their record to a 9-0. The gentlemen swept their four opponents. Johnathan Moore was match medalist with his even par 35. Nathan Nanney shot a 38 (three over par), Logan Green shot a 41 and Nolan Renfro completed the team’s score with a 47. With the sweep, the gentlemen’s record was 13-0. Both the ladies and gentlemen defeated the opposing teams by 29 stokes or better today.
On Thursday, August 29, the teams traveled to Paris Landing Golf Course to take on Stewart County, Henry County and Camden. The course is tree-lined, and several holes skirt Kentucky Lake, producing a natural balance of rolling land, trees and water. Hole #12 is a 586-yard par 5 with an elevated green overlooking Kentucky Lake and Hole #4 is a downhill 186-yard par 3 with the water providing a scenic backdrop. The ladies continued their winning ways with a nail-biting close match, beating Stewart County by only three strokes and Henry County by five strokes. Maggie Glass led the team with a score of 40, followed by Juleyanne Weatherford with a 47, Whitley Smith with a 52 and Kristin Bradberry with a 61. The gentlemen faced Stewart County, Henry County and Camden. This close match ended with the gentlemen losing by six strokes to Stewart County and claiming wins over Henry County by 17 strokes and Camden by 24 strokes. Johnathan Moore shot 42, followed by Logan Green and Nathan Nanney each shooting a 45. Matt Espey with a 49 completed the team’s score of 181. After the match, the ladies have a record of 11-0, while the gentlemen’s record now stands at 15-1 with their first loss. Tuesday, September 3, the teams will play at Paris Landing once again in the Henry County Patriot Classic Tournament.