Tigers win abbreviated tourney

TYE CHANDLER sports@theglenrosereporter.com
Dylan Cunningham finishes third in the Iredell Tournament to help Glen Rose place first as a team.

Tiger golf was in action March 9 at Squaw Valley Golf Course for the Iredell Tournament, but things didn't exactly go as planned.

"It was raining from the first hole and really never got any better," said coach Wayne Roberts. "Some of the guys played 12 or 13 holes before deciding to call it off and the tournament was changed to nine holes. I thought they competed really well in these adverse conditions."

Without the services of 2014 all-district golfers Jadon Morris and Peyton Lytle, the Tigers performed well enough to finish first in the seven-team field, ahead of second-place Throckmorton.

"Throckmorton has won eight golf state championships in 1A," Roberts said. "It was a good win for us."

Chris Rorie shot 39 and tied for first medalist. Dylan Cunningham shot 40 and finished as third medalist, while Jared Brandt shot 40 and finished as fourth medalist. Koda Duren shot 47 and Tanner Resecker shot 56.

"One of Throckmorton's boys tied for first medalist with Chris," Roberts said. "Dylan was third, and Jared was fourth. It wasn't much fun out there, and it would've been real easy for the guys to give up. Jared had a seven on a par four, and he still birdied the next hole and showed a lot to shoot four-over.

"Chris was four-over after five holes, and then he shot even-par the last four. Dylan competed well and settled down after a couple of rough holes to shoot four-over.

"Bad holes are to be expected on a day like this, because guys don't have experience playing in those conditions. I told the guys we could have to compete in the rain again at regionals, so at least we gained some experience in that regard."

Tiger golf will be back in action March 16, as six boys will play in Bullard - site of the regional course. For the first time this season, the full Lady Tiger team will also be in action March 16 in Weatherford - one of the two district courses.

"It will be good to have all of our girls in action, and it's time to get everyone going," Roberts said.