By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour Eagle golf season came to an end this past week as the boy’s team finished fifth and the girl’s team sixth in the District 2-AAA tournament at Millstone Golf Club.
The Eagles shot a team total of 326 in the 18 hole one day tournament. The winning team was Jefferson County with a 299 followed by Morristown East 306, South-Doyle 318, Cherokee 325, Cocke County 326 Morristown West 331 and Sevier County 379.
The top three teams in the district move on to compete in the region. The top five individuals who are not on the top three teams qualify to compete as individuals at the region.
Two Eagles qualified to move on as individuals, Parker Rudder and Justice Murphy. Both players shot 78 from the back tees. They were followed by teammates Michael Bennett and Peyton Presley both shooting 85.
The Eagles were only eight shots from qualifying as a team with a third place finish.
Head Golf Coach Gary Householder explained the bitter sweet situation, “I was proud of our team on their accomplishments for the overall season, for Parker (Rudder) and Justice (Murphy) for moving on to the region; but I was disappointed that we didn’t move on as a team.”
Householder also talked about the parity in the IMAC this season.
“We beat the second place team, Morristown East during the regular season and lost by only one shot to the third place team,” he said. “There just wasn’t much difference between the second place team and the seventh place team.”
The Lady Eagles are finished both as a team and individually after their sixth place finish.
Individually, Shelby Stinnett shot 109 and Cheyenne Nieman shot a 125. Both girls were a pleasant surprise.
Stinnett played in middle school and she showed a lot of promise as a freshman. Nieman did well for a new player and she also greatly helped the Seymour girl’s golf program by joining the team this season. If she hadn’t the Lady Eagles would have failed to have a golf team which hasn’t happened in a long time.
The region will be held at Millstone Golf Course which was the site of the district.
Seymour Golf Season Ends
By: Lee Ramsey