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Nashville, TN – Clarksville Academy’s girls golf team had no problem repeating as District 10-A tournament champions, September 16th at the Ted Rhoades Golf Course, as Anna Michelle Moore and Bailey Foote posted the two lowest scores in the Lady Cougars winning by 46 shots over runner-up Lipscomb Academy.
On the boys side, Clarksville Academy team finished sixth, but freshman Austin Cherry will advance to next week’s regional tournament as one of the five low individual qualifiers.Moore, a senior, was the tournaments low medalist — despite a slow start — firing a seven-over 79.
“The day didn’t start off really well,” Moore said. “My driver was acting up and I wasn’t able to sink any putts on the first six or seven holes and was six or seven over after eight holes.
“But I was able to come back and maintain, get pars, and finished with a 79. I guess I ended up doing decent on the round, but I wasn’t pleased with how I did.”
Foote, a sophomore, finished one stroke back with an eight-over round of 80 to finish second – nine shots better than third-place finisher Maryalice Armstrong from Lipscomb Academy.
“For the girls to repeat as district champions is something pretty special,” Clarksville Academy coach Jake Peterson said. “Coming into a new district alignment, not really being familiar with the teams this year in the district and rising up to the challenge by competing on a course that they’ve really never played on before.”
The Lady Cougars will be joined by Lipscomb Academy and Hume Fogg in next week’s Region 5-A tournament on September 23rd, at Champions Run Golf Course (in Rockvale, TN), along with the three top finishers out of District 9-A.
“Last year both girls made it to the state tournament as individuals after just missing making it as a team,” Peterson said. “I think if they can put together another good round like this they will have the opportunity to go as a team, which will be really special to have a shot at winning the team title.”
Both Lady Cougars have state tournament experience, with Moore having gone her first three years in high school and Foote last year as a freshman.
Moore tied for sixth place last year as a junior and seventh as a sophomore for Clarksville Academy and was 31st her freshman year, going to the AAA state tournament with Rossview High School.
“I’ve got a lot of practicing to do, hitting range balls, chipping and putting to get my game to where I need to be next week,” Moore said. “I just don’t want to qualify this year; I really want to win everything, that’s my dream right now. I just have to work to make that happen.”
For the Cougars, Cherry – who is a freshman – will be the only Clarksville Academy boys team member to advance to the region tournament after finishing as an individual qualifier.
“I was really proud of Austin,” Peterson said. “Coming in and shooting a round of 84 today as a freshman having never really being in this kind of situation before, he really rose up to the challenge.
“I’m excited to see him move on and go to the regions as a freshman and getting him into that type of environment and continue to learn and grow as we go along.”
Girls Team Scores
(Top three teams advance to region tournament)
Girls Individual Scores
Clarksville Academy: AnnaMichelle Moore 79, Bailey Foote 80
Boys Team Scores
(Top three teams advance to region tournament)
Boys Individual Scores
Lipscomb Academy: Dawson Armstrong 69, David Armstrong 74, Pau Swindell 74, Seth Sabin 82, Heath Bridges 83
*Advances to region tournament as an individual player
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
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