Lady Pioneer golfer Lauren Slatton finished second individually in an 11-team field Monday at the Early Bird Invitational at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Cookeville.
Slatton, one of the top female golfers in the state, shot 70 to finish 3 strokes behind Lexus Julian of Cookeville, who was the top individual female finisher with a score of 67.
“Lauren played well, but the girl from Cookeville was really on her game at her home course,” said WCHS golf coach J.W. Holt. “We’ve been playing golf for a few weeks now but this was really the first tournament where we’ve had everybody back from vacation and available to play.”
Slatton has qualified for the state tournament her freshman and sophomore seasons and, now a junior, is once again expected to be a major player when it comes to deciding the top female golfer in the state.
The Warren County boys golf team finished eighth out of 15 teams with a score of 328. The Cookeville boys won the invitational with a team score of 291.
Sawyer Seymour was the top Pioneer golfer with 78. He was followed by Chase Newby with 80, Isaac Cantrell with 83 and Chase Boley with 87.