MBA, Ensworth Girls Win D-II Region Golf

Baylor 2nd in both matches

Monday, September 16, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

WINCHESTER -- According to coaches Joe Gaskins (Ensworth) and Sean Jackson (MBA), it's nice to win region golf titles, but the brass ring is next week (Sept. 23-24) at the TSSAA D-II AA state tournament in Manchester at the WillowBrook Golf Course.

 Monday at Tims Ford, MBA (297) edged defending state champion Baylor (298) by one shot for the D-II AA East/Middle Region golf crown and four shots better than two-time defending region champ McCallie (301) in the seven-team field.

"I have no idea when the last time MBA won a region golf title, but I am sure it has been a long time," said Jackson. "It's good to win this tournament, but the main thing is to qualify the team for the state (top four teams advance) as the slate is wiped clean next week."

31 Years Ago: MBA won the last of its four state titles in 1982 ... the other titles coming in 1957-71-72.

Boys' Medalist McCallie's Patrick McDonald (68) earned medalist honors on the boys' side and the only golfer to shoot in the 60s .., McDonald tied for 15th in the 2012 state tourney.

Ensworth' First Region Title: Led by Alexandra Farnsworth's 70, the Ensworth girls claimed its first D-II AA region golf championship ever with a 146, six strokes better than runner-up and defending state champ Baylor (152). GPS (174) took third, followed by fourth place finisher Harpeth Hall (178).

Alexandra Farnsworth vs. Blakesly Warren: Farnsworth earned medalist honors by edging defending state champion Blakesly Warren (72, Baylor). Farnsworth won state individual honors in 2011 and led Ensworth to the school's first girls' golf championship.

Warren on the Go: The coaches agreed to let the girls tee off first as Baylor senior Blakesly Warren had to be in Ohio Monday with two other fellow Tennessee golfers in a state team format. 

College Bound: Warren and Farnsworth will continue their links battles for the next four years as Warren has committed to Tennessee and Farnsworth to Vandy.

GIRLS - 2013 D-II East/Middle Region Golf Tournament 

State Qualifying - top four teams and three lowest scores by individuals not from a team which qualifed for state

1. Ensworth (146) 2. Baylor (152) 3.GPS (174) 4. Harpeth Hall (178) 5. Pope John Paul II (182) 6. Father Ryan (205)

Indiv. State Qualifiers

1. 85 - Laura Knight (Pope John Paul II Knights)

2. 97 - Madie Angell (Pope John Paul II)

3. 102 - Aubrey Frantz (Father Ryan) .. won third spot on first playoff hole

Top Four Region Individuals

70 -  Alexandra Farnsworth (Ensworth) - medalist

72 - Blakesly Warren (Baylor)

73 - Lindsay Miller (Ensworth)

80 - Katherine Holmes (Baylor)

 

**Ensworth - 146, 1st

 Alexandra Farnsworth 70 - medalist

 Lindsay Miller 76

 Corinne Parrish 87

 Baylor - 152, 2nd

 Blakesly Warren 72

 Katherine Holmes 80

 Danelle Bates 83

 

 GPS - 174,  3rd

 Mary Melissa Manuel 88

 Emily Blake 86

 Scottie Sandlin 103

  Harpeth Hall - 178,  4th

 Mary Caton Peffen 86

 Meredith Martineau 92

 Lucy Smith  102

 Pope John Paul II - 182,  5th

* Laura Knight 85 (state indiv. qualifier)

*  Madie Angell 97 (state indiv. qualifier)

 Chloe Kilpatrick  117

 Father Ryan - 205,  6th

 Karrah Keaton 103

 * Aubrey Frantz 102   (state indiv. qualifier)

 Shelby Humes  118

 Brentwood Academy

 Sarah Nichols 102  lost in playoff for final state individual spot

 

BOYS - 2013 D-II East/Middle Region Golf Tournament 

State Qualifying - top four teams and three lowest scores by individuals not from a team which qualifed for state

1. MBA (297) 2. Baylor (298) 3. McCallie (301) 4. Ensworth (310) 5. Brentwood Academy (317) 6. Father Ryan (320) 7. Pope John Paul II (363)

Indiv. State Qualifiers

1. 74 - Jay Comegna (Brentwood Academy)

2. 75 - Donnelly Wolf (Fathe Ryan)

3. 78 - Kevin Groogan (Father Ryan)

 

Top Four Region Individuals

68 -  Patrick McDonald (McCallie) - medalist

71 - Cal Fisher (MBA)

72 - Chase Roswell (Baylor)

73 - Oliver Simonsen (Baylor)

 

MBA - 297,  1st

Cal Fisher  71

Chase Mathews 79

George Hite  75

Cal Rieke  74

Connor Downey 77

Baylor - 298,  2nd

 Chase Roswell  72

 Oliver Simonsen 73

 Gavin Roberson  79

 Nic Vandeventer 75

 Bennett Taylor 78

 

 McCallie - 301, 3rd

 Patrick McDonald  68 - medalist

 Gordon Hulgan 75

 Tucker Snipes 76

 Luke Hamilton  83

 Ethan Dendy 82

  Ensworth - 310,  4th

 Garrison Hogan  77

Brock Ochsenreiter 76

Jack Nesbitt  78

Will Garside  79

Clarke Apron  86

 

Brentwood Academy - 317,  5th

* Jay Comegna 74 (state indiv. qualifier)

 Will Boatright 89

 Zane Cantrell 82

 Sam Fadler 81

 Thomas Neal 80

 Father Ryan - 320,  6th

* Donnelly Wolf  75 (state indiv. qualifier)

* Kevin Groogam 78 (state indiv. qualifier)

 Griffin Bumpus   83

 Sidney Cassidy  85

 Walt Draper  84

 

Pope John Paul II - 363,  7th

 Patrick Mock  90

 Chase McKissick 91

 Andrew Wantz 87

 Austin Coode 95

 Jake Fischer 115

 Notes: 2012 - region champ - McCallie    2012 state champ - Baylor

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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