Jemison and Thorsby compete for county golf title
Published 4:42 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Turner Watley shot a low round of 74 to win the 2018 Chilton County Golf Tournament as an individual.
Watley is the lone senior in the CCHS golf program and played in the final county tournament of his career.
His score was eight shots clear of second place and helped the Tigers win the team competition with a combined score of 323 by its top four golfers.
“I was pretty focused,” Watley said. “I just felt dialed in.”
CCHS had four golfers shoot in the 80s. The group was led by Andrew Henson and Hunter Smith who shot a round of 82, while Jack Parnell and Carson Watley each posted a score of 85.
After a solid start to the day, Watley double-bogeyed the par-4 fourth hole and could not help but get a little worried.
However, he bounced right back with a birdie on the fifth hole.
According to Watley, that’s when he knew the possibility existed for a stellar round of golf.
“I had a composure out there [on the course],” Watley said.
High winds played a factor for every golfer on the course. It was something that needed to be taken into consideration before each shot.
Having played golf since he was 13 years old, Watley had plenty of experience in a variety of weather conditions. This allowed him to maintain his aggressive style despite the less than ideal conditions.
“If you haven’t played in wind before, it’s hard to know how to handle it,” Watley said. “It’s important to adjust club lengths to the conditions.”
Although a 74 is impressive, the lowest round that Watley has ever shot is 70.
Below are the final scores from the 2018 Chilton County Golf Tournament
Turner Watley 74
Hunter Smith 82
Andrew Henson 82
Jack Parnell 85
Carson Watley 85
Luke Dale 93
Phillip Guin 93
Gentry Scott 95
Mason Hadden 99
Braden McDaniel 103
Corey Scott 104
Nick Ray 107
Trey Vessicchio 93
Isaac Day 105
Seth Smith 115
Dawson Jones 116
Harley Vessicchio 117
Harmony Vessicchio 117
Dylan Veazey 118
Anna Farris 121
Brandon Hight 94
Cole Hight 95
John Ryan Wood 102
Evan Harrison 119