The Scottsboro varsity boys golf team just missed winning the team title at its own Invitational.
The Wildcats shot a 338, just one shot back of tournament team champion Westbrook Christian, during the 18-hole tournament at Goose Pond Colony’s Lake Course on Thursday.
“Losing your own invitational by one stroke is heart-breaking to our boys,” said Scottsboro head coach Paul Kennamer, “but with players getting better, means we are heading in a good direction. The kids know what they have to do to compete, so now it’s up to them to make the run they are capable of.”
Matt Croft led the Wildcats with a 9-over 81 while John Austin Dolberry shot a 10-over 82. Kyle Price shot an 87 while Davis Bostrom shot 88 and Brady Roberson shot an 89.
Westbrook Christian’s William Wethington was the tournament’s low medalist with a 4-under par 68. Playing as individuals, Pisgah’s Aaron Shavers shot an 87 while Section’s Colby Smith shot a 92 and North Sand Mountain’s Hunter Vest shot a 94.
Other Scottsboro players who competed as individuals were Andrew Holman (84), John Bone (95), Butler Bell (96), Preston Drain (100), Chase Berry (104), Donald Hannigan (108), Drake Hogland (120) and Alex Cloud (133).
SHS girls finish fifth in Scottsboro Invitational — The Scottsboro girls golf team turned in what head coach Jonathan Haynes called its best performance of the season on the way to a fifth-place finish in Thursday’s Scottsboro Invitational.
“The girls played the best they have played all year,” Haynes said. “It was a great team effort. We are playing a lot better right now and that is great as we are about to head into sectionals.”
Scottsboro posted a team score of 293, just one shot back of fourth-place Prattville, five shots back of third-place Westbrook Christian and 12 shots back of runner-up James Clemens. Class 6A Northridge of Tuscaloosa won the tournament with a team score of 240.
Braylee Childress led Scottsboro with a 96 while Lilli Evans shot a 98, Kassidy Cunningham shot a 99 and Maddy Childress shot a 101.
Playing as individuals for Scottsboro were Abby Hambrick (99), Lily Green (106) and Kaitlyn Price (124).
Westbrook Christian’s Ally Williams was the tournament’s low medalist after shooting a 1-over par 73.