Local half dozen girls playing in TGA Jr. Am
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Jul 10, 2014 | 526 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SEVIERVILLE — A total of six local golfers have made the near two-hour trek north to compete in the Tennessee Girls Junior Amateur Championship at the Sevierville Golf Club.

The weather has played a factor in the competition, which began on Tuesday, with some groups having had to complete their opening round and move directly into the second round on Wednesday.

In the girls 10-14 group, Danielle Bates from Benton has shot a 79 and an 81 for a total of 160, placing her seventh in the age bracket race.

Prospect Elementary 10-year-old Kyndall Shamblin shot an 83 and 80, for a total of 163 for the 10th spot.

In the girls 15-18 group, Walker Valley linkster Kelsey Cassada has shot an 84 and 79, for a two-round total of 163, tying her for 25th place in the oldest age division.

Cleveland High golfer Heidi Barringer is tied for 30th after a total of 165 with rounds of 81 and 84.

Lady Mustang Katie Medley shot an 88 in the first round and an 86 in the second, for a total of 174.

Bradley Central’s Olivia Williams, who recently notched a Chattanooga Golf Association victory, struggled some in the opening two rounds in Sevierville, posting a 202 after shooting 104 on the first 18 and 98 in the second round.

At the recent CGA event at the Brainerd Golf Course, the rising sophomore eagled the final hole of regulation to join a three-way playoff for her age division crown.

After firing an 82 on the first 18 holes, Williams birdied the second playoff hole for the win.

Weather permitting, the Tennessee Girls Junior Am was set to wrap up today.