By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour Eagles boys’ golf team shattered their season low team score by shooting a 153 on their home course at Creekside.
The outstanding performance gave them a landslide win over the Sevier County Smoky Bears by a score of 153 to 176.
The Lady Eagles were just as successful as they annihilated the Lady Smoky Bears 83 to 118.
The boys’ performance was even more impressive considering the scores were from the back tees. Creekside is a much more difficult course from the longer tees as opposed to the white, up tees.
The Eagles were led by promising sophomore Parker Rudder with a 1 over par 36. That was also good enough for medalist honors.
Rudder was followed by teammates Connor Simmons with a 38, Justice Murphy’s 39 and Michael Bennett’s 40. It’s a sure bet that Seymour Coach Gary Householder would like to can that performance and open it for the all important district tournament on down the road.
Sevier County was led by J. P. Caylor with a 41, followed by Dan Huskey 45, Zach Cate 45 and Kenzie Warren 45.
The Lady Eagles were led by outstanding senior Megan Gamble with a 40 which was also good for the medalist award. Her teammate senior standout Krestyn Baldridge supported her with a 43.
Sevier County was led by Gracie Huskey with a 49 and Lindsey Smith with a 69.
Although Sevier County’s golf program is not quite as strong as in years past, Seymour’s performance can’t be diminished.
“That was a great performance by our boys considering it was from the back tees, it was as good as we’ve done in a long time,” Householder said. “I was also proud of the girls. They played pretty well.”
Both Lady Eagles are seniors and the girls’ team will be in need of players next year.
The boys on the other hand are young, made up of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Their future should be very bright.
Next up for Seymour is the Jefferson County Patriots at Patriot Hills.
Seymour Fires Season Low
By: Lee Ramsey