HHS Golf Team sends one to State

The Haywood High School Golf team just completed a very successful season that included sending one player to the state contest. Team members were Lauren Markowski, Kayln Emerson, Ethan Riddell, Trevor Lott, and eighth grader, Timmie Fredrick.  Out of 13 matches this year, the team had five first-place finishes and five second-place finishes with two teams from our district, JCS and TCA, both qualifying for the state tourney as teams in both boys and girls.

On Monday, September 23, Ethan Riddle and Lauren Markowski played in the Regional Golf Tournament at the Tennessee River Golf Club. Both did very well. Ethan scored an 88 and Lauren scored a 94. Lauren advanced to the State Tournament that took place October 1-2 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Out of 56 individual girls in the A-AA State Tournament, Lauren placed 31st. “Lauren is an exceptional student and a good golfer who will only get better,” said Coach Frank Chapman.  “She is just a junior, so we are looking for bigger things out of her next year, as well as the others I have coming back.” The last Lady Tomcat to travel to the state golf tournament was Leah Taylor in 2006 and 2007.

“All members are returning next year so we are looking for another stellar year,” Coach Chapman added.