Locals fair well at Masters event

By JOE CANNON joe.cannon@clevelandbanner.com
Posted 6/17/17

HARRISON — The impressive summer golf season continues for area youth linksters with strong showings in the Sneds Tour Masters 36-hole event at the Bear Trace Course at Harrison …

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Locals fair well at Masters event

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HARRISON — The impressive summer golf season continues for area youth linksters with strong showings in the Sneds Tour Masters 36-hole event at the Bear Trace Course at Harrison Bay.

Kyndall Shamblin turned in the highest finish among the five Bradley County participants, earning runner-up honors in the Girls 15 & Under division.

In Friday’s final round, Rheagan Hall moved up a spot to finish third in the Girls 16-18 Masters, while Whitney Kincaid had a steady showing for 16th in the same class.

The local duo of Drew Linkous and Parker Gray ended up tied for seventh place in the final Boys 16-18 list.

The Sneds Tour will make a couple of stops in Bradley County for 18- and 9-hole events this week — at the Cleveland Country Club Monday and Chatata Valley Thursday.

After being in third place and five shots out of the lead at the end of the opening round, Shamblin bounced back with the low round in her age bracket Friday to bring home the second place plaque.

The former Prospect Elementary School student carded an 83 on the first 18 holes Thursday.

The current Baylor middle school team member bounced back with a final round 80, putting her 163 tally just two strokes behind age bracket title winner Mallory Anderson from Ashland City.

Hall also climbed the ladder a rung over the closing 18 holes and finished just a shot out of second place.

The two-time TSSAA All-Stater was tied for fourth place after a 2-over 74 at the scenic course Thursday.

A Cleveland High rising senior, Hall rebounded from a 3-over 39 before the turn Friday by draining four birdies putts in her final half dozen holes for an even par round.

She balanced seven bogeys with seven birdies, but had a double bogey to give her a 2-over 146 total for the event.

Clarksville’s Carolina Caudill broke par both days to capture the crown with a 71-70 — 141, while Lexanna Halama took second with a 74-71 — 145.

Kincaid, who will be a senior on the Walker Valley team this fall, had consistant scores of 86-87 for a 173 tally, putting her just a stroke out of a tie for 14th place.

Both finishing with 147 totals, Gray and Linkous slid down the leaderboard a few notches Friday, but still posted Top 8 finishes.

Gray, also a Walker Valley senior, was third after firing a 1-under 71 in Thursday’s opening round, but slipped a little to 4-over 76 on the final 18.

Linkous was fourth heading into Friday’s finale after a 1-over 73 on the first 18 holes.

Despite posting a 2-over 74 to wrap up his tournament, the Cleveland senior dropped into the tie with Gray.

Franklin’s Coleman Jones captured the title with a 6-under 68-70 — 138 tally.

Jackson Elzinga, who is also from Franklin, was second with a 68-72 — 140.

Tullahoma’s Jack Uselton also broke par with a 73-70 — 143 for third place.

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