Bailey qualifies for state sectionals

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By R. Alan Richardson

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Unfortunately for the Morgan County boys’ golf team, the region tourney did not go as well as they had hoped for.  Coach Josh Reeves said, “Going into Monday, we felt that we would have a good chance to challenge for the top three in region and qualify for state sectionals.  As a team, we failed to meet our goal as a team and placed fifth overall.  I really wanted our team to qualify for sectionals for our seniors.  Levi Ewing has done a great job for us for four years and really took his game to a new level this year.  Although our team is still young, it would have been great to make it.”

Bailey Smith, freshman and number one golfer on the squad, qualified for sectionals with a 77.  He was low medalist from a non-qualifying team.  He will play next Monday at Fields Ferry Golf Course in Calhoun.  Reeves talked about his talented freshman, “I am extremely proud of Bailey.  He has had his ups and downs all year, but it was great for him to show up when it meant the most.  He had an eagle on 10 that got him going and he put together a great back nine of golf.  I’m excited to see what he does in the coming years.”  His tee time is unknown at this time.

The 8-AAA was hosted by Morgan at Hard Labor Creek Golf Course.  Any team that shoots a qualifying team score of 350 automatically qualifies for the Sectionals.  The Dogs failed to meet that mark shooting a team score of 362.    

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