Friday, April 25, 2014 · 12:58 a.m.

Signal Mountain girls win state A-AA golf title

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MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Signal Mountain’s girls came from five strokes behind on Wednesday to win the TSSAA Class A-AA golf championship at WillowBrook Golf Club. The state title was the program's fourth straight.

The Lady Eagles counted an 81 from senior Haley Davidson, who finished second overall behind Sophia Schubert of Christian Academy of Knoxville (71-75—146), and an 84 from Bethany Burns. While Signal Mountain was consistent from round to round—Davidson opened with an 80 and Burns 84—Macon County, the first-round leader, blew up. Lauren Gammons, who shot a first-round 74, closed with a 90. Kaitlin Cartwright shot 86 after a first-round 82.

The Lady Eagles’ two-day total was 329, six shots ahead of Macon County. Boyd-Buchanan finished sixth (362) after a big day from sophomore Madison Balthrop, who opened with a 92 but shot 79 on Wednesday.

Chattanooga Christian’s Anna Pope, a junior playing as an individual, finished tied for fifth after shooting 82 for a 167 total.

Macon County hung on to its first-round lead in the boys’ tournament and won by five shots over Alcoa (619-624). Signal Mountain finished fourth (665) and East Hamilton fifth (670).

Notre Dame’s Alexander Riddle, competing as an individual, finished second overall, just one shot behind winner Sydney Chung of Madison (75-71—146). Riddle closed with a 71.

Chattanooga Christian’s Scott Stevens, a sophomore also playing as an individual, finished tied for third after a closing 76 gave him a 148 total.

Signal Mountain was led by sophomore Sullivan Baker, who shot 80-81—161 for the tournament.

Tucker Venable, also a sophomore, was East Hamilton’s low finisher. He shot 79 on Wednesday for a 164 total.

 

 

 

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