Sophomore Bracton Womack will be making his first trip to the state tournament next week.
Womack qualified for the top golf tournament by shooting even par 72 at Monday’s Region 3-AAA competition held at Harrison Bay Golf Course. It was the second-best score of the day and good enough to move Womack into next week’s field of individual players hoping to make a splash at Willowbrook Golf Course.
As one of the team’s youngest players, Womack has been a consistent force in helping the Pioneers win several events this season. Womack was the low medalist when Warren County won the Early Bird Invitational in Cookeville and the Keith Maxwell Invitational.
The sophomore was able to keep out of the black at Harrison Bay Golf course Monday, using a few birdies to help his cause along the way. The only person to finish ahead of Womack was Cookeville’s Will Brooks as he helped his team to a victory.
Warren County finished seven strokes behind the Cavaliers with a team score of 314. Contributing to the Pioneer team score was Jaeden Pyburn’s 79, an 80 from Nick Stern and Nicholas Powell’s 83. Chandler Cassel shot 84 at the event.
Coach J.W. Holt was happy to see one of his players move on and feels Womack could be a top performer in the state tournament.
“Bracton has a good shot at turning in some low scores. He’s played Willowbrook a lot this season,” said Holt. “He’s playing his best golf right now. If he settles his nerves, he can throw up a couple good scores. Once he gets going, he’s solid.”
The state tournament is set to start Tuesday, Sept. 30 and end Oct. 1. Womack will get to play a practice round Monday. Tee times will be announced over the weekend.