DC golf opens season with fourth-place finish

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Dyer County’s boys golf team opened its season at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tournament at Jackson National Golf Course on Monday, finishing fourth in a 12-team field.

The Dyer County boys golf team got their 2018 season off to a strong start on Monday afternoon at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tournament at Jackson National Golf Course, finishing fourth in a field of a dozen boys teams.

“This was a very good start,” Dyer County head coach Beth Ann Pope said. “Every school ahead of us was a private school.

“And, two of those are from Jackson that probably play that course a lot.”

Dyer County’s golfers combined to shoot a 356. The winner of the event was Franklin Road Academy, who shot a 316 followed closely by Trinity Christian with a 317. The University School of Jackson placed third with a 324.

In addition, Choctaw freshman Carrington Newell excelled in his high school debut, shooting a par 72 to finish in second place behind FRA’s Josh Holtschlag.

“It was a very good start for Carrington,” Pope said. “He came out today lights out.

“It’s a huge confidence builder for him. He’s got a bright future, there’s no doubt about it.”

Dyer County’s Ben Shelton shot an 89 while Cayden Stafford finished with a 91. Gavin Bell ended his day with a 109 while Dalton McGuire shot a 112.

With this being the opening tournament for the Dyer County golfers, much like other sports, there is room for improvement as the season goes along. Pope said the main thing for the Choctaw golfers would be to get time on the course during tournaments.

“I think as the season goes along, they’ll pick it up,” the Dyer County head coach said. “They always do.

“They just need to keep grinding and they will pick it up.”

Dyer County returns to the course today for their home opener as the Choctaws will host Obion County Central at 4 p.m. at Oakview.

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