Holly Pond repeats as the Best in Cullman County Golf


Holly Pond claimed its second consecutive Cullman County High School golf tournament title and third in the past four years thanks to leading after the first round at Chesley Oaks Course in Fairview and finishing with a respectable score Thursday at Terri Pines Country Club.


The Broncos left the Fairview course with a 322 and headed to the clubhouse at Terri Pines with a second round score of 349, finishing the 36-hole event with a 671.


Fairview was second by carding a 695. The Aggies held third place after the first round with a 331 and surpassed Good Hope who found it difficult to shoot low scores at Terri Pines. The Raiders dropped off the pace with a 709, carding a score of 380 at TP after shooting a 329 in the first round at Chesley.


Cold Springs took home fourth place with a two-day score of 742 followed by West Point in fifth place at 842 and Hanceville a distant sixth place by shooting a 935.


All scores were higher on Thursday at Terri Pines in comparison to what each team and individual shot at Chesley.


Good Hope’s Eli Marty was able to claim his third consecutive individual title. Marty shot a 5-under par 67 in the first round and was able to fight off some difficulties on Thursday with a 3-over 75 to complete the tournament at 142, two under par.


While Marty excelled from the individual standpoint, Holly Pond displayed team golf to get to the top of the competition. Colby Adams carded a 76 in the first round at Fairview and lowered his total by a stroke with a 75 on Thursday to compile a 151. He was third in the individual standings.


Braiden Walker wound up with a two-day tally of 158 and was named to the All-County team. Walker had a 75 following the first 18 holes. Hunter Walker finished with a 168 and Dawson Foust came in with a 194.


Trey Hanvey led Fairview with a 76 on his home course then shot a 79 to complete 36 holes with a 155. He was fourth on the leader board. Seth Lancaster shot a 178, James Arnold scored a 179 and Austin Scott tallied a 193.


Cold Springs’ Layne Rice edged out Adams for second best in the individual awards with a 150. The future Wallace State golfer shot a 73 in the first round and wound up just 5-over at Terri Pines with a 77.


On the ladies’ side, West Point’s Lindsey Rodgers earned a two-day score of 175, shooting 84 on the Fairview course to edge out Fairview’s Abbi Yeager for the individual title.


Fairview # 1, featuring Yeager, Sadie Boyd and Dalys Mullican, beat out Fairview # 2 of Aladie Howse, Ana Dahlke and Valerie Yarbrough by the score of 607 to 677.


Yeager, Mullican, Howse and Rodgers were named to the All-County team.


In the junior varsity, Fairview was the champion with a score of 804, beating out West Point who had an 843 with Hanceville coming in third with a score of 1,030.

Noah Walker led Fairview with a two-day total of 194 followed by Alex Waters with a 197, Cannon Twilley 217 and Hunter McKelvey 196.


Josh Cofer of Good Hope won the individual junior varsity title with a 94 at both courses for a two-day score of 188, beating out Walker by six shots.