Clarksville, TN – Rossview High School’s girls golf team was a runaway winner of the Region 5-AAA golf tournament, September 30th at Swan Lake Golf Course, earning a chance to advance to the state tournament; while Clarksville High School’s Hunter Richardson was the lone local boys golfer to make the state tournament field.
After needing a two-hole playoff to win last week’s District 10-AAA title, the Lady Hawks left no doubt in taking the region crown, finishing 10 shots in front of runner-up Station Camp High School and 13 shots better than Clarksville High – the team they edged in last week’s playoff.
“I think winning that playoff last week really gave them the extra confidence that they needed to know they could do it and take them to a different level,” Rossview coach Michael Brice said. “I knew we hadn’t played our best golf as a whole team yet this year and if we did we had the potential to win and advance to state.”
Rossview’s Haney Long was the tournament’s low medalist, with a two-over par round of 73, four shots better than teammate Caroline Caudill and Station Camp’s Leah Deagle — who both carded six-over 77’s.
“I feel like a big weight has been lifted off our shoulders and that all the hard work we’ve done is paying off,” Long said. “We had a great mindset going in, we were very confident that we knew how we could play, and we just came out an executed and never gave up until the last putt.”
Along with Rossview’s Long, Caudill and Reagan Greene — who advance as a team to the state finals – Clarksville High’s Megan Beane will advance as an individual.
On the boys side, Hendersonville High School fired a blistering team-total of 297 to take the team title, and advance to the state tournament, by 12 shots over runner-up Clarksville High.
“Hendersonville has a great squad and we knew we had to be on the top of our game to have a chance to beat them and we were not at the top of our game,” Clarksville High coach Adam Welch said. “Hunter (Richardson) and Aaron (King) played well, but the other three are much better golfers than their scores reflect.
“I feel horrible for Sam (Davis) and Peyton (Williams), as seniors, that this is their last round and I know if you asked them neither one would be happy with their round.”
“I just tried to go out and stick to what I wanted to do today,” Richardson said. “I tried not to have any three putts and not get wrapped up in thinking that this is regions and just play my game.
“I’ve never been to state; this will be the first time. I’ve always seem to play really bad in the region tournament before, but I guess I pulled through today.”
Next up for Rossview’s girls team and Richardson will be the TSSAA State Golf Championships on October 8th and 9th at the WilliowBrook Golf Course in Manchester, TN.
Girls Team Scores
Rossview 150, Station Camp 160, Clarksville High 163, Wilson Central 182, Lebanon 185, Henry County 199
Girls Individual Scores
Rossview: Haney Long 73, Caroline Caudill 77, Reagan Greene 81
Station Camp: Leah Deagle 77*, Breyanne Bannister 83*, Sydney Koch 97
Clarksville High: Megan Beane 79*, Breanna Smith 84, Mariah Smith 91
Wilson Central: Lise Malherbe 87, Katie Hutchinson 95, Autumn Stamps 95
Lebanon: Ryan Hallums 90, Caroline Hendrick 95, Sydney Hallums 114
Henry County: Brittany Martin 93, Madison Dillard 106, Holly Dial 108
Hendersonville: Meghann Stamps 78*
Beech: Kennedy Galpin 93
Mt. Juliet: Haylee Gold 111
West Creek: Hyebin Lim 117
Gallatin: Morgan Curtis 119
Portland: Annie Beth Brown 123
Northeast: Danayla Odom-West 135
Northwest: Alyssa Carlston 137
Kenwood: Brittany Weinberger 162
*Advances to state as Individual
Boys Team Scores
Hendersonville 297, Clarksville High 309, Station Camp 327, Mt. Juliet 339, Henry County 353, Rossview 361
Boys Individual Scores
Hendersonville: Landon Albert 71, Noah Trenkler 74, Austin Lancaster 76, Charles Seals 76, Jacob Sherlin 78
Clarksville High: Hunter Richardson 68*, Aaron King 78, Payton Williams 80, Eric Jinnette 83, Sam Davis 93
Station Camp: Mikey Watkins 78, Grant Thorpe 82, Jack Ebbert 82, Becker Morgan 85, Jordan Powell 90
Mt. Juliet: Cooper Sears 75*, Tucker Hall 78, Ryan Heiswander 90, Eric Dubois 96, Hunter Mehring 99
Henry County: Jamison Hayes 84, Hunter Bethune 84, Evan Todd 88, Chase Hill 97, Will Sledd 109
Rossview: Garrett Ladd 82, Coda Peyton 87, Spencer O’Shoney 96, J.C. Poland 96, Hunter Blake 104
Wilson Central: Hayden Bramble 75*, Casey Brandon 81
Springfield: Vince Gallagher 75*, Parker Millison 109
Beech: Colin Bumgarner 78, Brock Bell 89
Kenwood: Alex Brack 91, Marcus Seeley 100
Lebanon: J.C. McDearman 84
Northeast: Connor Marrott 109
*Advances to state as Individual