The District 6AAA Golf Tournament was held Monday at Bear Trace in Crossville. The district tournament was supposed to be held last Thursday but was moved to Monday due to inclement weather.
The Warren County Lady Pioneer golf team cemented a win for its fourth consecutive district title with a final score of 169 over teams such as Cookeville, which finished in second place with a score of 191, and White County, which shot 195 to round out the top three.
The Rhea County Lady Golden Eagles finished with a score of 227. All teams had three members each with the exception of Cumberland County and Stone Memorial.
Once again for the Lady Pioneers it was Saylem Powell who turned in a final score of 82 and led Warren County to the district win. Powell did not play her best golf but it was certainly good enough to propel her team to the district title.
Brynn Craven has turned her game up several notches as the season has progressed. Craven finished her district tournament with a score of 87.
Valeria Vargas, a sophomore, is young and is showing improvement.
Some may have noticed a familiar face has been missing from the Lady Pioneer golf team and that is Hannah Powell, one of the top female golfers in the state. Hannah Powell and her brother, Nick, were widely known in the Warren County area for their skill on the links.
Nick received a golf scholarship to play at the University of the South located in Sewanee and just over halfway through the Lady Pioneer season the Powell family decided to move closer to Sewanee. That’s why Hannah is no longer a member of the Lady Pioneer golf team.
The Pioneers are loaded with talent but have not yet reached their full potential. Warren County finished in third place out of the six teams behind second-place Cumberland County (334) and the first place Cookeville Cavaliers (319).
The Pioneers scored 336 on the day and were led again by Bracton Womack who shot 78, Jaeden Pyburn 80, Levi Craven 86, and Liam Brock 92. Nate Cantrell was the fifth golfer on the Pioneer team. As the highest, his score was dropped from the team total.
White County (349), Rhea County (364), and Stone Memorial (376) rounded out the top six.
Head coach J.W. Holt said, “I was proud of the Lady Pioneers for winning their fourth straight district title and they are excited to move on to the regionals. For the Pioneers, it’s going to take everyone playing well even though they were only two strokes out of second place.”
Following Monday's match, standout players in District 6-AAA were recognized
Powell was named the District 6-AAA player of the year on the girls side, while Womack shared player of the year honors with Robert Agee from Cookeville. Brynn Craven and Pyburn were named to the all-district team while Levi Craven garnered recognition on the all-freshman team.
The regional tournament will be played this Thursday at Lake Tansi located in Crossville.
., and Sept. 28 the Division 1AAA State Tournament will be held at WillowBrook Golf Course in Coffee County.