The Mustangs finished fourth our of 12 teams last week, while the Lady Mustangs did them one better taking third of 14 squads on the Willowbrook Golf Club in Manchester.
The Bearettes also bested the boys claiming seventh, while the Bears finished ninth.
Both local teams at in Harrison Bay today to participate in the City Prep Tournament at Bear Trace.
Baylor ran away with Wednesday’s play at the home of Bonoroo, charging the course with a 9-over-par 153.
Defending state champion Soddy-Daisy and Walker Valley battled it out for second place with the Lady Trojans edging the fillies 161-164. The two District 5-AAA teams will square off again Monday at the Chatata Valley course.
Junior Avery George finished strong for a 4-over 76, beating both of the Soddy players and finishing fourth overall after dropping playoff to a girl from Portland.
“Avery was nine over with four holes to go and then birdied out,” Walker Valley coach Bob Williams explained. “She was struggling some but she stuck with it. She hung in there and strung together four straight birdies.”
Freshman Katie Bishop added an 88 to cap the Lady Mustang score, while Cortnee Young carded a 92.
“I was real pleased,” Williams praised. “Katie did very well considering she was playing this course for the first time. She going to be a good player for us.”
“This was good practice for us to be able to get on this course,” he added. “Hopefully we’ll be back over here (for the state tournament) in a few weeks.”
Bradley fired a 178 on the challenging course with Tiffany Clark carding an 87 and sophomore Sloan Rakestraw shooting a 91.
Raiders drop close match
ATHENS —The Cleveland Blue Raiders’ golf team dropped a close road match Wednesday against McMinn Central by a score of 161-164 at the Ridgewood course in McMinn County.
The Raiders were lead by freshman Conner Caprara with a 2-over-par 38. Carson Griffin added a 41, Zack Barringer shot a 42 and Ben Simar a 43 to round out the Raider scoring.
Bethany McIntosh shot a 60 as the lone Lady Raider participating.
Coach Nick Cantrell was especially pleased with Conner Caprara.
“To shoot a 38 on a course he has never played before says a lot especially for someone in their freshman year,” said Cantrell.