For the second straight year, the Walker Valley senior captured low-medalist honors at the WillowBrook Invitational Wednesday in Manchester.
“Clark is playing great. He had another strong outing yesterday,” Mustang coach Bob Williams proclaimed this morning. “He was playing against a kid that has already signed with Vanderbilt, but that didn’t bother him at all.”
After posting a 3-under 69 to claim last year’s medal, the lethal lefty did one better yesterday with a 4-under 68 on the course that hosts the high school state tournament.
While Melton had the best round of the day, classmate Corey Evans posted an even par 72 but the Mustangs finished ninth in the 20-team field.
“Clark and Corey had their usual good scores but they were the only ones we had break 80,” Williams explained.
Hunter Carroll shot an 85, while Zach Kilby and Bryson Riggs both had 86s to round out Walker Valley’s 311 total.
Hendersonville captured the team honors with a 10-over 298 total, while Notre Dame and McMinn County were knotted at 305. The Irish edged the Cherokees in a sudden-death playoffs for second place.
Cookeville took fourth with a 307, followed by Lebanon at 309, while Signal Mountain and Milan both shot 310.
Walker Valley will take the holiday weekend off before jumping into the thick of things with a tough week.
“We play Signal Mountain and Baylor at Black Creek Tuesday. The girls play at WillowBrook Wednesday and then the City Prep is at Bear Trace Thursday,” Williams related. “It’s going to be a tough week.”