The Cumberland County elementary golf teams competed in the Panther Classic recently at Ironwood Golf Club in Cookeville.

The boys team consisting of sixth-grader Jonathan Masters and fifth-graders Jake Dailey, Spence Scarbrough, Taylor Houston and Robby Myers shot a team score of 338 to finish fourth out of 13 teams from the Upper Cumberland area.

Individually, Masters led the team with an 86.

"Robbie playing his best golf of the season finished with a 96," said Coach Randy Herring.

Other scores were Scarbrough (101), Dailey (105) and Houston (113).

"I can't tell you how proud I am of these young guys. They really played well in our first 18-hole match of the season. We were the youngest team by far and for our guys to place in the top four is outstanding," added Herring.

The girls team consisting of seven grader Elizabeth Christ, sixth grader April Kirkley and fifth-grader Logan Cass shot a 113 and finished sixth ouf 14 teams.

Kirkley led the team with a 49. Christ had a 64 and Cass a 66.

"I am proud of their effort," added Herring. "They held their own well."

The boys finished the season with a 15-12 record and the girls were 12-15.

"I have really enjoying working with these young golfers this season, and I am very excited about our team for next season. If our kids will continue to work on their gam and compete in tournaments, I feel we will be very competitive in the coming years. I would also like to thank the parents for their support this season," he said.



Masters, Kirkley earn medalist honors at Panther Classic

Jonathan Masters finished third medalist with an 86 in the boys division of the Panther Classic.

Jackson County golfers placed first and second with an 83 and 84.

There were 65 boys competing.

In the girls division, April Kirkley finished second medalist with a 49.

Algood's Hoffman finished first with a 48.

There were 33 girls competing.

"Jonathan and April have led our teams all season long. Both players have a chance to be very competitive in the future. I feel like they are two of the top golfers for their age in our area. They are both good golfers and even better people," said Coach Randy Herring.

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