Quality scoring on display at Chesley Oaks Classic


FAIRVIEW – Plenty of good prep golf was on display Tuesday in the annual Chesley Oaks Classic, hosted by Fairview High School.

Two individuals handled the course very well, with scores under par, while three others shot even par and there was a playoff between two local performers, who were 3-over par to cap off some of the best scores individually on the 2017 season.

Anthony Lumpkin of Douglas took the individual title for the third time in the last four years. The future Wallace State golfer shot a 3-under par 68, equaling his lowest score of the season.

Lumpkin had a 5-under par 66 to win the championship a year ago in this invitational that featured 16 different prep programs and 10 individuals.

J.B. Sandlin of Scottsboro took home the runner-up plaque with a 1-under 70 while Hunter McKelvy of Fairview, Kyle Price of Scottsboro and Ben Bryant of Albertville tied for third with an even-par 71.

Then for the final berth on the all-tournament team, it was a sudden death clash between local golfers Dawson Foust of Holly Pond and Cole Pearson of Good Hope.

Foust prevailed with a birdie in the playoff to edge Pearson who pared the 18th hole for all-tournament honors. Both had their lowest score of the season, a 3-over par 74.

Other quality scores from the individual standpoint were Tee Brown of Etowah and Brayden Nelson of Brewer each with a 74, Gage Ladbetter of Etowah 75, Josh Cofer of Good Hope and Zack Proctor of Lawrence County each with a 79.

The team scoring had Scottsboro shooting a 303 on the afternoon, beating Etowah who fired a total of 311.

Albertville was third with a 319 while Fairview came in fourth with a 327 as Jacob Allen shot an 85, Zach Barnes an 83 and Hunter Yeager an 88 to go with McKelvy's 71.

Lawrence County claimed fifth place at 334, Douglas in sixth place at 337, led by Lumpkin's championship round of 3-under par 68. Arab was seventh in the standings with a 345.

Good Hope wound up with the eighth best score, a 355, featuring Pearson's 74, Cofer's 79, a 94 by Riley Eisner and Tyler Wilson with a 108.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Altamont at 359 and Brewer in 10th place with a 361, edging Athens by one stroke. The Golden Eagles scored a 362.

Ardmore was 12th with a 367, West End finished 13th with a 370, Buckhorn in 14th place at 375, Alexandria 15th at 381, Hartselle 16th with a 404 and Fairview II 17th with a 430. The second group of Fairview golfers was led by Carter Robinson with a 100.

The tournament was originally scheduled for Monday, but postponed due to the threat of severe weather.

The course dried out in time for good scores with Lumpkin's 68 and 10 shooting in the 70s.

The girls’ division was to be played on Wednesday, but has been moved to Thursday after Cullman County School Superintendent Shane Barnette announced the system would be closed on Wednesday with possible severe weather to invade the area.

A total of 15 schools will be in the girls’ event, including Fairview, Good Hope and Cullman representing the local area. The tournament will begin Thursday at 1 p.m.

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