Lee-Scott sweeps team, individual golf titlesPublished 7:43pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Lee-Scott Warrior golf team swept the team and individual competitions of the AISA State Golf Tournament Tuesday in Selma, taking home plenty of championship hardware back to Auburn.
The Selma Country Club hosted the two-day event that came to a close Tuesday afternoon.
The victory by Lee-Scott was nothing new for the Warriors as the team title marked the third state championship in the past four years. And, based on the players taking home the top individual honors, Lee-Scott is well positioned to continue the winning trend.
Lee-Scott eighth grader Davis Thompson took home the top individual honor, besting his teammate — and fellow eighth grader — Turk Pettit by one stroke. Pettit had entered the final round of the state tournament with a one-stroke lead over Thompson, but the back nine of the country club course proved to be the difference.
Thompson shot even par over the final nine holes, while Pettit carded three bogies.
Overall, Thompson won the tournament with a final round 73, for a two-day total of 149. For Pettit, he shot a final day round of 75, for a two-day total of 150.
Event organizers were tremendously pleased with the course conditions over the two days, having earlier feared the possibility of wet weather that had been forecasted a few days earlier.
On the team side, Lee-Scott easily pulled away from its nearest competitor — Glenwood — by 21 strokes. Third place went to Macon East, who shot a team total 660, 36 shots off the pace.
The only local golfers competing in the tournament had a rough outing, but some were in a position to chase a title as the final round began.
After day one, Morgan Academy’s Ford Manderson found himself in a tie for fourth place, just three shots back, but a disastrous start to his final round Tuesday quickly took him out of contention.
Starting on No. 10 Tuesday, Manderson reportedly hit two balls out of bounds and carded a six-over 10 on the par-4. Another double bogie on No. 15, paced an opening nine holes that saw him shoot eight over. For the day, Manderson shot a 15 over par 86 to end the tournament with a two-day total of 163.
Manderson finished the tournament alone in 12th place.
Morgan’s Dalton Lee finished the tournament in 30th place, with a two-day total of 177. Morgan’s other golfer to qualify for the tournament, Wyatt Sims, was disqualified after day one of the tournament and did not compete in day two action.