Good Hope’s Pearson shoots lowest score of the day in match play at Cross Creek


CULLMAN – A day after he signed a letter of intent to play golf at Snead State Community College, Good Hope senior Cole Pearson carded a 1-over-par 37 during match play Thursday at Cross Creek, with Good Hope, Fairview, Hayden and Hanceville.

His score in the nine-hole event edged out Hayden's Garrison Smith, who finished the round with a 2-over-par 38.

Smith was supported well by his teammates, with AJ Jarmon shooting a 42, Jake Hall a 44 and a 53 by Collin Holt to give the Wildcats a 177 and lead them to defeat the rest of the opposition by 10 strokes and better.

Fairview was second with 187, as Hunter McKelvy's 43 was the best for the Aggies and fourth lowest score on the afternoon. Jacob Allen and Josh Barnes both carded a 46 while Ethan Johnson closed out the tally with a 52.

After Pearson got a 37 to lead Good Hope, the Raiders had a 50 from Josh Cofer, a 57 from Riley Eisner and a 59 from Tyler Wilson for a 203 team total.

Zach Hudson scored a 50 as Hanceville's best performer. He was followed by George Oden with a 59, Hank Radcliff 66 and Dustin Auletti a 71.

Two locals competed individually. Holly Pond's Dawson Foust recorded an 8-over 44 while Trentan Williams of Cold Springs tallied a 50.

In girls' play, Fairview was anchored by senior Maci Yeager with a 45, shooting 9-over-par. Hope Bowen was second with a 54 while Emileigh Glover had the third best score at 56.

Fairview carded a 9-hole team score of 155.

Tanya Collins of Good Hope scored a 58 with Leah Bailey adding a 71 to the Lady Raiders' total.

Katie Tangye of Cold Springs took the course and finished with a 49, four shots behind Yeager.

This was the third local course the Aggies and Lady Aggies participated in during the week.  Both played Monday in the Good Hope Invitational at Terri Pines Country Club with the two teams hosting a match Tuesday at Chesley Oaks.

McKelvy had a 37 in this battle with Brewer and West Point. Barnes' score Tuesday was a 41, Hunter Yeager a 44 and Carter Robinson a 44.

Foust participated in the match too, shooting a 6-over-par 41, tied for second with Barnes of Fairview.

Leading West Point was Brandon Farley with a 9-over-par 44.

Yeager led the Lady Aggies with a 43, edging Brewer's top performer by one stroke. 

Fairview will host a huge invitational at Chesley Oaks the first week of April.

The Aggies and approximately 20 other schools and individuals will compete on April 3 with the Lady Aggies hosting their round on April 5.

All teams are off next week due to spring break.

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