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DCHS golf teams work towards area tourney

POSTED: April 26, 2017 1:00 a.m.
Amy French Dawson County News/

Hunter Burt tees off during last week’s match at Chestatee Golf Club.

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Girls' Golf

The Dawson County Lady Tigers golf team finished with their season best round to defeat Lumpkin County and East Hall last week as they wrap up a solid season, according to Coach Michael Parker.

Dawson shot a 135 against Lumpkin's 153 and East Hall's 179 on April 20 at Chestatee Golf Club.

"I am proud of the progress that my girls have made this season," said Parker. "Sydney has played well as our No. 1 all year, while seniors Tatum Pruitt and CeCe Formon have provided us with steady play and leadership in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots."

The team defeated Fannin County 155-180 at Old Toccoa Farm on April 17.

Sydney Morgan led with a 46. Alexis Matheson shot a 53 and CeCe Formon finished with a 56.

During the Brookwood Invitational, which is an 18-hole event, the Lady Tigers shot a 299 team score and finished ahead of Harrison and Buford-just three strokes shy of a top-10 finish in the tournament.

The event was held on April 15 in Snellville at the Summit Chase Golf Club.

On April 13, Dawson girls swept a tri-match with Lumpkin County and Johnson at Achasta.

The team score for the Lady Tigers was a 145 and Morgan led with a 40. Lumpkin finished at 162 and Johnson at 164.

"The varsity girls' golf team is playing well rolling into the 3A area tournament on April 25," Parker said.

The team competed yesterday at Old Union, but results were not available as of press time.

"To qualify for state, we will need to beat the score set by the state (330) at area, combined with a top-five finish," Parker said. "I feel that our girls have a great shot of being one of those five. We have some strong teams in our region, including Franklin and Union."

Boys' Golf

On the boys' side, Dawson defeated both Lumpkin County High School and Johnson High School during a tri-match at Achasta on April 13.

Jeremiah Crumley led with a 38 and Hunter Burt carded a 40.

"Hunter Burt continues to be a consistent low scorer with Jeremiah Crumley posting really good scores also," said Coach Frank Brown.

The Dawson boys also participated in the Brookwood Invitational on April 15, but had to compete without two of their varsity players. It was a difficult field where they finished in 12th overall.

On April 17, the team competed against Fannin County at Old Toccoa Farm and won 162-182.

Burt shot a 37 and Crumley a 41.

Campbell Reed and Jackson Verhoven both shot a 42.

"We have recently scored well against Fannin, Lumpkin and Johnson high schools," said Brown. "We earned wins in those matches."

The Tigers also picked up a win on April 20 when they faced Lumpkin and East Hall at Chestatee with a team scovre of 169.

Burt led with a 38-which was also the match best.

Crumley finished with a 40; Chase Walls with a 43 and Reed with a 48.

"We look forward to continuing our momentum into the area tournament," Brown said.

The boys' area tournament will take place on May 8 at Cateechee in Hart County.



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