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Powell swinging at state
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Nicholas Powell was considered one of the top golfers in Louisiana while growing up in the Bayou State, but now the Warren County High School sophomore can say he is one of the top players in Tennessee as well.Powell was one of 72 male golfers to tee off at WillowBrook Golf Course Tuesday as the state tournament began play in Manchester.It wasn’t a banner day for the sophomore as Powell shot 92 to put him well out of contention for the top spot at the state tournament.Coach J.W. Holt watched Powell play his entire round and thinks the sophomore can still have a strong showing at state in the final round.“Nicholas, being just a sophomore, was playing in his first really big school tournament and he didn’t play the round he’s capable of playing,” said Holt. “I think he can play a lot better and I think he’ll show that when he plays his final round.” Powell got into trouble early as he started the day on the back nine in the fifth group.Paired with Cody Housley from McMinn County, Hunter Wolcott from Dickson County and Stoney Crouch from Mt.