Tigers in fourth after one day at state golf tourney

Published 8:22 pm Monday, May 14, 2012

Chilton County’s golf team is in fourth place halfway through the Class 5A state tournament.

The Tigers shot a combined 319, or 31-above par, at Grand National golf course in Auburn.

“We didn’t play well,” coach Mark Knight said. “We thought we had a shot at it, but we’re behind the 8-ball now.”

Fort Payne is in the lead after one day with a score of 305. Briarwood Christian follows closely with a 307, and St. Paul’s Episcopal is in third place with a 313.

Following CCHS is Cullman with a 329 and Russellville with a 332.

The teams will play a second round tomorrow, with the combined scores over the two days deciding the championship.

Ivan Truss had Chilton’s best round, a 3-over 75.

Forrest Knight was next with a 76, Blake Jenkins had an 80 and Jordan Lightsey had an 88.

Monday marked the first time the Tigers had played at Grand National.

“Everybody is kind of struggling,” Knight said. “This is a pretty tough course.”

CCHS will tee it up beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday.