THS girls golf

The THS girls golf team earned a berth to the state tournament after winning the Region 4-AAA Title with a score of 149 on Sept. 17 in Murfreesboro. From left: Ava Catherine Banks, Ashley Gilliam, Mallory TeVrucht and THS Head Coach Barry Bishop. 

Rain washed away the second day of the TSSAA State Golf Tournament and because of that, the final results were based solely on Tuesday’s efforts at WillowBrook Golf Course in Manchester.

As a team, the THS girls team concluded its state tournament run with a fifth-place effort, totaling a score of 164. The Lady Wildcats battled seven other teams in the TSSAA Large Class State Golf Tournament.

Individually, Tullahoma was led by Ashley Gilliam who put up a 75, shooting +3 during the first day of the tournament. Gilliam’s performance tied her for eighth overall in the individual standings.

Mallory TeVrucht also shot for the Lady Wildcats, putting up a score of 89, scoring +16 for the tournament. TeVrucht’s performance placed her tied for 31st overall in the individual standings.

Ava Catherine Banks also shot for Tullahoma, putting up a 97, tying her for 39th in the individual standings. However, Banks’ score did not reflect into the Lady Wildcats’ final tally as only a team’s top two scorers affect a team’s overall performance.

In the team standings, Station Camp captured the state title after combining to score a 146 during the tournament. Houston placed second in the tournament with a total of 150, while Dobyns Bennett rounded out the top three teams with a score of 151.

Farragut placed fourth with a total score of 155, while Ravenwood took sixth at 165. Cleveland followed in seventh place at 179, before South Gibson rounded out the team scores, taking eighth at 186.

In the individual standings, Dobyns Bennett’s Isabella Van der Biest took first overall with a score of 67, shooting -5 for the tournament. Station Camp’s Lynn Lim took second place at -4 with an overall score of 68. Knoxville Central’s Alyssa Montgomery rounded out the top three performers by putting up -3 with a 69 overall.

On the boys side, Tullahoma had two golfers participate in the individual tournament. Hayden Blair and Jacob Uehlein both earned spots into the TSSAA Large Class Boys Golf Tournament based on their efforts at the Region 4-AAA Tournament in Murfreesboro on Sept. 17.

Blair led the pair of Wildcat golfers, tying for 12th overall with a +3, an overall score of 75 on the day. Uehlein tied for 37th with a +8, scoring 80 overall during his round.

In the individual standings, Farragut’s Lance Simpson and Science Hill’s Jackson Skeen tied for first place, each tying at -1, putting up 71s during their rounds.

In the team’s standings, Science Hill captured the boys state title after combining to score a 291. Farragut placed second with a 304, while Coffee County rounded out the top three schools with a 309.

Dickson County followed in fourth place at 311, before Houston took fifth at 315 and Hendersonville placed sixth at 319. Cookeville took seventh overall at 320 and Covington rounded out the teams in eighth at 342.