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BRHS girls golf team wins 1st ever match, boys down Wetumpka

Published 10:25pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Benjamin Russell girls golf team won its first tournament in school history, defeating Elmore County at Lakewinds golf course Monday.

Camille Mobley had the lowest nine-hole score on the team with a 49 in the victory. Hayden Scales shot a 50, Jordan Jones shot 58, Jessica Roberts shot a 62, Brooke McKenzie shot a 63 and McKenzie Chapman shot a 66.

“It was neat to see the girls out there giving it their all,” coach Mandi Durr said. “We’re proud to represent Benjamin Russell High School in its first ever ladies golf tournament.”

The boys team beat section opponent Wetumpka with an overall score of 171 compared to the Indians’ 188 in its first match of the year at Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.

The lowest four scores counted in the tournament for the Wildcats. They belonged to Michael Wheeles with a 40, John Chapman with a 42, Justin Towry with a 44 and Tyler Store with a 45.

“We played well in our first match of the year against a section opponent,” coach Wes Tate said. “We worked out the jitters.”

Tate said the experienced team looks forward to the rest of the season.

“We’re hoping to keep working and we hope the scores continue to drop,” Tate said.

The girls lost to Wetumpka by an overall score of 157-178.

Mobley and Scales led the team with scores of 58 in the loss. Jones shot 63, Roberts shot 62, Chapman scored 60 and McKenzie shot 62.

The team added the lowest three scores together for the overall score against Wetumpka.

Durr said she was proud of her team’s determination in the windy conditions Tuesday.

“Today they didn’t give up,” Durr said. “They kept pushing through as windy as it was.”

On Monday, the junior varsity boys also beat Elmore County 174-197. Hartwell Spencer, Trent Lashley, Bryce Schuman, Will Howell, Hagan Pemberton and Zach Baty competed for the Wildcats.