The Jacksboro Lady Eagles and Eagles golf team entered the District Tournament riding a season long hot streak. Both teams finished the regular season with an undefeated record and boast several top-notch individual players. The streak continued during Tuesday’s district title match at the Greens at Deerfield golf course.
It was however, not without it’s dramatic moments. Norris pushed the boys squad to the very limit. Each team finished the day tied at 188, forcing a playoff hole. During the playoff the Eagles managed to best Norris and take home the first place team trophy with Norris having to settle for second place. The Eagles will move on to regional tournament action next week, along with the Senators. FBA finished in 3rd place with a score of 204 and will also move on to regional action.
Leading the way for the Eagles was the ever excellent Jack Leach, whose score of 40 netted him 3rd place overall in the individual scoring, behind individual winner Ian Neff of Norris who shot a scorching 37 and Ethan Whitaker of FBA who shot a 39 overall. Strong showings by the remainder of the Eagles team of Blake Roberts, Michael Riley, Devin Bates and Garrett Medley helped fuel the win.
On the girls side of the ledger, the Lady Eagles led the way, shooting a 107 to defeat Clinton by 2 strokes, with St Mary’s finishing in 3rd place with a score of 117. Jacksboro’s Sadie Cox shot a very excellent 48 on the day to take home the girls individual district title. Morgan Grey of the LaFollette Owls took home 5th place in the individual standings on the girls side after winning a playoff over Jacksboro’s Mattie Brown after both tied at 59.
The players for the top 3 teams on each girls and boys team move on to regional action. There are also individual qualifiers for those who do not make it during team play. So while all the Eagles will play during the regional tournament due to their 1st place sweep, three LaFollette Owls qualified due to their individual efforts. On the boys side Maddox Richardson of LaFollette shot a 53 and will move on to regional action. On the girls side the aforementioned Morgan Grey qualified individually as did Elisa Baird.