Lady Cougar golfers make regional cut

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By Dwane Wilder

Campbell County High School golfers Tiffany Roach and Cheyenne Baker qualified for next week’s regionals at Tennessee National with their performances Monday during the District 3-AAA Tournament at Mill Stone.

Roach took the fourth spot behind the players from the top three teams.

Baker made a six-foot putt to defeat Hardin Valley’s Liz Dobbins and Elayna Siebert of Karns on the second hole of a sudden death playoff and claim the fifth qualifying berth.

Campbell County’s boy’s team finished six strokes short of a playoff for the third and final berth at regionals.  

Sophomore Corey Bray lost a four-man playoff for the fifth individual spot.  

Knox Halls successfully defended its 2008 district championship with a score of 298. Oak Ridge was district runner-up with a score of 311, while Powell (316) got the final team berth with a sudden-death playoff win over Knoxville Central.  

The Cougars turned in a team total of 322.

“The boys team simply made careless errors that contributed to them falling short of qualifying for region,” said Campbell County coach Joey St. John.

“After finishing strong last season, team members may have taken their success for granted and did not work hard enough in the off season. Hopefully, not qualifying will let them know that success does not come without a price.”

The Cougars lose seniors Matthew Chambers and Spenser St. John, but will return a strong core group of Bray, Bryce Roach and Logan Baird next season.