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Summitt leads Mount Ida to second place finish

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY|dewayne@mcnews.online
GLENWOOD – Gracie Summitt took home top golfer honors while leading the Mount Ida Lady Lions to a runners-up finishin the Golf District Tournament held Monday, September 19, at the Glenwood Country Club. Karter Rowton finished with the second best score on the boys’ side as the Lions also finished runners-up.

Gracie Summitt was the top female scorer in the 4-1A District Golf Tournament held Monday, August 19, at the Glenwood Country Club. – Submitted Photo

The girls played a nine hole match on the back nine of the course. Gracie Summitt led all female golfers with a nine hole score of 55. She finished one stroke under Ashton Turner of Kirby who shot a 56. Kylee Crump of Kirby shot a 58.
Keira Ray shot a 63 to finish in fourth, followed by Tracy Efird of Mount Ida with a 66. Lauren Fortner of Kirby shot a 69 and Mikayla Ellison shot a 75.
Team scores are based on the top three golfers. Their nine hole score is doubled and added for a total. Kirby edged out the Lady Lions with a score of 366 to 268 to win the District Title.
Taylor took the District title in the boys division with a strong 18 hole performance. They had two players shoot under 90 for the day to win with a team score of 263. Mason Lindsey shot a 78, followed by Jack Waller who shot an 86 and Wesley Alexander with a score of 99.
Lindsey won the tournament on the front nine with a score of 37. He shot a 41 on the back nine. Waller shot a 43 on both halves of the course while Alexander shot a 49 on the first nine and a 50 on the second half of the course.
Mount Ida finished in second place with a team score of 281. Karter Rowton led the Lion effort with a score of 82. This was good enough for second best in the match. Rowton ended the front nine with a 42 and finished strong on the back nine with a score of 40. Karter fought through a rib injury suffered Friday night while playing football to finish second overall in the tournament.
Lane Nolen recorded the second best score for the Lions with a 99. He shot a 50 on the front nine and a 49 on the second half of the course.
Cain McCullough was close behind with a 100. He shot a 49 on the front half of the course and a 51 on the back nine.
Ty Spier was the fourth member of the Mount Ida team to compete in the district tournament. He shot a 77 on the front nine and a 79 on the back nine for a total of 156.
Kirby finished in third place with a team score of 315.
Jake Swanson was the top golfer for the Trojans with a score of 103. He shot a 56 on the front nine and a 47 on the back nine.
Luke Baker and Landon Whisenhunt each shot a 106. Bake was the better golfer on the front nine shooting a 52 compared to Whisenhunt’s 55. However, Whisenhunt tied things up on the back nine, outshooting Baker 47 to 54.
Asher Glaspool shot a 62 on the front nine and a 52 on the back nine to finish the match at 114.
Mineral Springs rounded out the competition in fourth place with a score of 455.
Jace Amerson shot a 126, followed by Keithan Smith at 164 and Wyatt Pilgreen who shot a 165.
Amerson got off to a slow start with a 71 on the front nine, but finished strong with a score of 55 on the back nine. Smith shot an 81 on the front nine and 83 on the second half of the course. Pilgreen shot an 84 on the front nine and 81 on the back nine.

The Mount Ida Girls Golf team finished runners-up in 4-1A District Golf Tournament held Monday, August 19, at Glenwood Country Club. – Submitted Photo
The Mount Ida Boys Golf team finished runners-up in 4-1A District Golf Tournament held Monday, August 19, at Glenwood Country Club. – Submitted Photo

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