When you’re hot, you’re hot, and over the weekend Evan Ball was on fire.
The current Tennessee Wesleyan College linkster scorched his home course for a 5-under-par 139 to claim the Chatata Valley Club Championship.
After firing a 3-under 69 in the opening round Saturday, the former Polk County standout strung together seven straight birdies on his way to a 70 on the final 18 holes Sunday.
Cody Godfrey, who played his school golf at Walker Valley before spending some time on the TWC team, took the runner-up trophy with an even-par 144, while former Cleveland High golfer Carson Griffin carded a 1-over 145 for third place.
Keoni Vidrine, a teammate of Ball’s at both TWC and Polk County, captured fourth place in the 36-hole event with a 149 total, while former Walker Valley standout Zach Kilby was a stroke back at 150.
In the Senior Division, Tony Farmer capture the championship with a 1-over 145, including an even-par opening round and a 73 on Sunday.
Farmer held off a hard-charging Buster Goins, who shot a 1-under 71 on the final 18 holes, but came up a stroke short of defending his club title. Goins had shot a 75 in Saturday’s opening round.
Third place in the Senior Division finished in a tie with both Neil Parks and Jim Strassburg carding a 156 tally.