THS Golf

Mallory TeVrucht (left), Hayden Blair and Ashley Gilliam all finished in the top five at the Golden Classic Invitational in Manchester on Wednesday. 

With stellar performance, the Tullahoma High School girls golf team went on to capture the first-place title at the Golden Classic Invitational at WillowBrook Golf Cub in Manchester on Wednesday.

The Wildcats participated in the same tournament, finishing seventh out of the 11 boys teams competing on the day.

When the 18-hole rounds were finished, Tullahoma had two golfers who found themselves tied for first in the overall individual scoring at the tournament. Ashley Gilliam led the Lady Wildcats, putting up a 71 on the day, while Hayden Blair put up a 75 for the THS boys. However, both Gilliam and Blair finished second in individual scoring after a playoff hole was needed to settle a winner.

After Gilliam put up her 71, she teamed with Mallory TeVrucht to put up a total score of 155 on the day. Mallory carded an 84, which placed her fifth overall in individual scores.

Ava Catherine Banks also put up a score for the Lady Wildcats, carding an 89 on the day. However, in girls golf, the top two scores for a team are what goes into a team’s final tally, so Banks’ score did not count in the Tullahoma’s overall score.

Blair put up his 75 for the Wildcats, while teammates Andrew Cardosi and Jared TeVrucht each added 84s. Mason TeVrucht rounded out the scoring for Tullahoma with a 91 on the day.

On the boys side, only the top four scorers count for a team’s overall tally. Chase Wiley and Sebastian Aguirre also competed for the Wildcats, but their scores didn’t affect Tullahoma’s overall performance. Wiley put up a 94 on the day, while Aguirre carded a 108.

Both Tullahoma teams will head to Lawrenceburg on Tuesday for their final regular-season district matchup of the year. The 18-hole matchup against Lawrence County, Shelbyville, Coffee County and Franklin County gets underway at 1 p.m.

Following that tournament, the District 8 Championship will also take place in Lawrenceburg, this time on Sept. 10. Start time for that is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.