By: Lee Ramsey
Just as things were looking bright, the Seymour Eagles Golf Team took a step back this past week as they suffered a heartbreaking loss to South-Doyle by only one shot at home at Creekside.
The Lady Eagle’s match was incomplete as neither team had enough players to complete a team.
In the second setback later in the week the Eagles had a dismal performance in the annual IMAC Championship held at Clinchview in Morristown finishing tied for next to last out of 8 teams.
The only team the Eagles beat was county rival Sevier County.
The Lady Eagles did somewhat better as they finished 5th out of 8 teams.
In the loss to South-Doyle, Seymour was led by Peyton Pressley with a 37 followed by Ryan Burnett 38, Michael Bennett 39 and Justice Murphy with a 40.
The medalist was McGill of South-Doyle with a one under 34.
The team final score was Seymour 154 and South-Doyle 153.
To have a complete girl’s golf match a team has to have at least two players. Both Seymour and South Doyle only had one. Shelby Stinnett of the Lady Eagles shot a 47 while Snapp of the Lady Cherokees shot a 41 in the incomplete match.
In the IMAC Tournament held at Clinchview the Eagles were led by Murphy with an 82 followed by Burnett 84, Pressley 86 and Parker Rudder 89.
Medalist for the tournament was Hodge of Jefferson County firing a 73. The Jefferson County Patriots won the tournament with a 314 total. They were followed by Morristown East 330, Cocke County 334, Morristown West 338, Cherokee 339, South-Doyle 341, Seymour 341 and Sevier County 386.
Only 11 shots separated the Eagles from next to last to runner-up.
The Lady Eagles finishing 5th place with a 225 but were a long way from the top spot with 59 shots separating them. Stinnett led the Lady Eagles with a 110 and Cheyenne Nieman shot a 115. The girl’s medalist was Gibson with a 79 as her team, Cocke County, won the tournament with a team score of 166.
Next up for the Seymour Golf grogram is the all important 2-AAA district tournament at Millstone Golf Club in Morristown. This will be the most important competition of the season with the top three teams moving on to the region.
Bad Week for Seymour Golf
By: Lee Ramsey