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Slatton strong at State
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Slatton is pictured at previous golf tournaments this season. - photo by Brad Durham
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Sophomore golfing sensation Lauren Slatton placed sixth in the TSSAA Division I Class AA Girls’ Golf Championship this week at the Sevierville Golf Club. Slatton shot rounds of 72-76 for a total of 148, 8 over par for the tournament. Slatton was first in the district and second in the region this season for Warren County girls’ golf. - photo by Brad Durham

Warren County High School golfer Lauren Slatton finished sixth out of 60 girl golfers competing in the TSSAA State Golf Tournament in Sevierville on Monday and Tuesday. Slatton was in third place after the first round on Monday with a 2 over par, 72. On Tuesday, Slatton shot a 76, 6 over par for a total score of 148.

After finishing the tournament, Lauren Slatton said, “It felt really good this year. I am glad that I improved over last year, which was my main goal. The TSSAA state tournament is one of the most challenging tournaments of the year. I have three more junior tournaments this month.”

Last year at the state tournament Lauren Slatton finished 12th with a score of 152. This year was a big improvement for the sophomore who was second in her region this year and first in the district. 

WCHS head Pioneer golf coach, J.W. Holt said, “I am very proud of her, and all of her accomplishments this year. She is a very determined player, and that will definitely pay off for her in the future. I think that she will build off this season and become even better next year.”

The top girl scorer in the state tournament was junior Sophia Dipalo from Franklin who shot back-to-back rounds of 68 for a total of 4 under par, 136. Hannah Nall, a senior from Cleveland had the best round of the tournament on Tuesday with a -4 under par, 66. Clarksville was the top girls team.