The Warren County High School golf teams had a busy first week of the regular season. After opening the week with a match against Cookeville Monday, the Pioneers and Lady Pioneers have competed in two tournaments.
The best finish in those tournaments came yesterday when the boys finished fourth in an eight-team field in the Tullahoma tournament held at Lakewood Country Club.
The Lady Pioneers were on the verge of winning the same tournament, but couldn’t quite hold on as Katelyn Davenport had to withdraw due to illness with four holes remaining.
The Pioneers’ strong finish was by virtue of sophomore Houston Wood playing his best round of the season. Wood shot 77 to lead the way. Wood had a birdie on No. 13 and finished his round with 11 pars.
Freshman Nicholas Powell was close behind with 79. Powell also turned in a birdie, with his coming on No. 16.
Rounding out the Pioneers team score of 327 was senior Parker Lynn with a 85 and sophomore Tucker Lynn’s 86.
Warren County finished behind Brentwood High School, which won with a 297, Montgomery Bell Academy and Brentwood Academy.
Freshman Brittany Myers had the Lady Pioneers in solid shape for a win when she turned in the second lowest round by any girl at the tournament. Myers shot 82, but Warren County would hit a spell of bad luck when Davenport stopped her round with four holes remaining.
A score of under 100, which Davenport was well on pace to turn in, would have won the event for the Lady Pioneers.
The strong play by both the boys and girls came after the team competed in the Murfreesboro Tournament held at Champions Run golf course on Tuesday.
The boys team finished sixth out of 13 teams participating, while Myers finished 12th out of 24 girls.
Freshman Nick Stern began his team-best round with a birdie en route to shooting 81. Powell was next lowest at 83, while Wood and Tucker Lynn rounded out the four-person score with rounds of 90.
The Pioneers total of 334 was well behind Brentwood’s winning total of 305.
Myers shot 88 at Champions Run as she tied for 12th amongst the 24 girls competing in the event.
The golf teams will take the weekend off before returning to action Monday at McMinnville Country Club. The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will take on Cumberland County beginning at 1 p.m.
Warren County will also compete at Bear Trace golf course in Crossville next week. The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will take on Stone Memorial next Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.