By Lee Ramsey
The Seymour Middle School Lady Eagles golf team recently finished 4th out of 8 teams in the East Tennessee Middle School Golf Association State Tournament.
The tournament was held at Deerfield Resort in Lafollette, Tennessee.
The Lady Eagles turned in a combined total score of 357. Carmille Davis turned in the low round for Seymour with a 116. Shelby Stinnett shot a 118 and Cheyenne Nieman turned in a 123.
In getting to the state tournament, the girls placed 2nd in the District held at Ruggles Ferry Golf Course in Knoxville and 2nd in the Regional held at Lambert Acres Golf Course in Maryville. No one on the boy’s team advanced.
In the Regional Tournament, the Lady Eagles advanced to the State with a combined score of 166.
Cheyenne Nieman had the team’s low score with a 53.
Eagles Coach Will Cravens said, “I would like to add how proud of these young ladies we are.”
The team is coached by Will Cravens and Warren Jones who did an outstanding job with this young team.
The East Tennessee Middle School Golf Association is in its 4th year. It was formed as an alternative to the previous and current existing league. The new league seems well organized and well managed.
“At the beginning of the year we were just trying to build a program,” Cravens said. “We didn’t expect to make it to the region, let alone the state.
“We have young players and a new program. The outcome was amazing. Things worked out great for us this year. We got great support from parents, Principal, Faye Nelson, and Creekside Plantations Golf Course. Matt Fannon, the Pro at Creekside gave lessons to the players and helped schedule practice and play.
“Next year everyone (players) is basically returning. We are trying to build a successful program to be a feeder to the high school team later.”
It seems as though everything is right on track to accomplish just that.
Lady Eagles Golf 4th in State
By Lee Ramsey