The Clayton-Bradley High School Golf team enters its second year this Tuesday, July 26th. They start the season against Heritage and Alcoa at 4:15 at Lambert Acres Golf Course. Pre season practice has been underway for the past two weeks as the team of 4 girls and 4 boys have been at the driving range and on the course working individually and together to get ready to compete. Returning for the Blazer girls are Aubrey Simmons, who led the whole team with the lowest scores from last year, and Courtney Miller. They have added Ellie Rittenhouse and Willa Rogers as well. The Blazer boys return Luke Mancuso, Trey Morse and Aaron Rodgers, with the addition of Noah Mancuso.
This CBA Blazer Golf team has 11 matches on the schedule this year, as they are ready for a more full season in their second year. They are also facing some of the schools that will be in their division in the future. The Lambert Acres Golf Course is their home course and they will host two Home matches there this year for the first time ever. They will also host a Home match at The Creekside Golf Course in Seymour.
2nd year Head Coach Brady Orr is excited for the growth in number and in skill for this year, "We have both new and returning faces on our team, and the returners have stepped up and been leaders to the new players so far. Everyone has improved from last year to this year, and my expectation is to see those improvements translate into improved match scores. While we did not win a match last year as a team, our goal is to break that threshold and be closer to ready to compete in TSSAA. Our specific number goal is for each returning player to shoot in the 40's on 9 holes and for each new player to gain the match experience and knowledge of the game to enhance our chances of being able to compete with teams in our district in the coming years. While our program is still in the early growing stages, I see the growth every day and look forward to what we can accomplish in the near future."
There are more chances than ever this year for this CBA team to shoot great golf scores and more chances for people to come out and cheer them on. So, be sure to check the schedule and come out a few days after school, or leave work early, rent yourself a golf cart and cheer on our girls and boys on the course.
JULY 26 Heritage/Alcoa Lambert Acres 4:15
AUG 1 Concord Christian Dead Horse 4:00
AUG 4 Loudon/Tellico Plains Toqua 4:15
AUG 8 King’s Academy/Lakeway Sevierville TBD
AUG 11 First Baptist/Union County Three Ridges 4:00
AUG 16 First Baptist/Berean Christian Lambert Acres 4:30
AUG 18 Powell, Fulton, South Doyle Whittle Springs 4:30
AUG 23 Berean, Concord Christian Lambert Acres 4:30
SEP 1 L&N, Apostolic Maryville Boys Creekside 4:15
SEP 6 Lakeway Academy Dandridge 4:00
SEP 19 Alcoa Egwani Farms TBD