The Warren County High School golf team got a stroke of good luck at the Cookeville golf course Monday when the team competed in the Cookeville tournament against 14 teams from the Midstate.
The Pioneers finished tied for ninth in the competition as the four-man team combined to shoot 330.
Freshman Nicholas Powell and sophomore Clayton Myers finished tied for Warren County’s top score as both players finished their 18-hole rounds with an 81.
Tucker Lynn added an 93, while freshman Nick Stern rounded out the team score with 85 on the day.
The event was won by Walker Valley, which shot 286. Cookeville came in second while White County finished third.
Though the final finish may not have been the way Warren County wanted to finish, the day of golf may give the Pioneers a leg up next week.
The Pioneers will get back into district competition when the team travels back to Cookeville to take on the Cavaliers and the Coffee County Red Raiders.
Coach J.W. Holt knows his young team will be up-and-down during the season and he has figured out the team can be unpredictable at times.
Powell’s play during the day went a long way in showing coach Holt his young players have some creativity in their games.
Powell shocked all his playing partners and those riding along watching on the par-5 No. 9 in Cookeville. After putting his drive right in the middle of the fairway, Powell still needed over 250 yards to reach the green.
Instead of pulling a low iron, Powell went back to his driver.
The uncommon club selection seemed to pay off as Powell hit a shot about 30 feet from the green.
While the boys competed as a team, Brittany Myers was the lone Lady Pioneer to make the trip to Cookeville. Myers shot 85 as she finished 17th out 38 girls.
Myers, a freshman, has two top-10 finishes already in tournaments as a varsity player for the Lady Pioneers and hopes to join with junior Katelyn Davenport when the team competes in Cookeville next Monday.
The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will travel to Cookeville on Monday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. for a dual District 6-AAA match. Warren County will compete against Cookeville and Coffee County.