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Warrior linksters participate in a four-way match

With school opening this week, it’s only natural that fall sports begin to kick into full gear including not only football but golf, soccer, volleyball, and cross country.

On Monday at Link Hills Golf Course, the Happy Valley Warrior golf team took to the links in a four-way match with Unicoi County, West Greene, and South Greene.

The only team of the four participants that could field a full four-man team in boys’ play was South Greene as the Rebels were the only team to qualify in match play by firing a 161 for the afternoon.

Daniel Worley paced South Greene with around of 33 while Kolben Gregg (38), Benji Conner (41), and Dustin Crum (49) completed the team score for the Rebels.

Happy Valley had two golfers participating as Colten Pemberton paced Coach Gene Renfro’s team with a 56 while Nick Bailey finished three strokes behind Pemberton with a 59.

AJ Majors was the low scorer on the afternoon for West Greene carding a round of 57 over the nine holes of play. Jonathan Lamb and Connor Campbell closed out the afternoon with an identical score of 61.

Unicoi County also fielded a pair of golfers as Caleb Peterson led the Blue Devils with a score of 58. Conner Banner checked into the clubhouse with a 61 for the day.

On the girls’ side of play, South Greene’s round of 92 was good enough for the top spot as Maylei Hildenbrand recorded a low round of 45 for the Lady Rebels.

Lindsay Howlett completed the team score of 47.

Unicoi County finished behind the Lady Rebels as the Lady Blue Devils finished the afternoon with a 106, 14 strokes behind the winners.

Nora Ray fired a 49 while Marley Cornett closed out her round by recording a 57.

Happy Valley finished in third place as the Lady Warriors were paced by Caden Anderson’s round of 50.

Grace Hollifield and Hannah Monroe matched each other on the afternoon by checking in with identical rounds of 62.

Rori Ware was the only Lady Rebel who participated and completed the day with a 60.