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Golf briefs - Aug. 17, 2011

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By Kristin Beck

Girls finish in second, Quincy Hogan medals

The Lady Panthers’ golf team defeated Williamstown, but fell short to Owen Thursday at Fairway. Carroll scored 224, while Owen shot 176 and Williamstown shot 256. 

Senior Quincy Hogan medaled with the low score of 39. However, head coach Jay Jones said eighth grader Taylor Hayden stole the show with a score of 63 in her first varsity match. Sophomore Hannah McMahan shot a 57, while sophomore Ashli Childs shot a 65, sixth grader Ciara Hamilton shot a 67 and eighth grader Jadyn Bailey shot a 76.

Jones said he would like to thank Dave Wainscott and Gilbert England for their hospitality and wished them good luck on the season.

Boys fall in opener to Henry County

The Panther golf team fell in their opening match 173-179 to Henry County on Aug. 10. Junior Zach Beckham posted the lowest score for the Panthers with a 42, followed closely by senior Jacob Meadows, 43. Junior Nick Abbott and freshman Levi Stephenson both shot a 47, followed by senior Travis Ellis, 49, and junior Thomas Hill, 52.

Head coach Warren McEuen said this was a good showing for the team’s first road match, and now they know what areas need to be improved.

CCHS golf teams defeat Gallatin Monday

The Carroll County golf teams defeated Gallatin County in their matches Monday.

After falling in their first match of the season, the boys’ golf team rebounded by winning 183-19. Senior Jacob Meadows shot the lowest score for the Panthers with a 43, followed by juniors Nick Abbott and Zach Beckham who both shot a 46. Junior Thomas Hill shot a 47, while senior Travis Ellis shot a 48, senior John Michael Williams shot a 49 and freshman Levi Stephenson shot a 56.

The Lady Panthers won their match 232-247, with senior Quincy Hogan earning medalist honors, shooting a 45. Head coach Jay Jones said sophomore Ashli Childs was the key to victory, shooting a season-low 55. Sophomore Hannah McMahan shot a 68, followed by eighth grader Taylor Hayden, 64, eighth grader Jadyn Bailey, 71, and sixth grader Ciara Hamilton, 75.