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Jemison and Thorsby compete for county golf title

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

Chilton County:

Turner Watley 74

Hunter Smith 82

Andrew Henson 82

Jack Parnell 85

Carson Watley 85

Luke Dale 93

Phillip Guin 93

Jemison:

Gentry Scott 95

Mason Hadden 99

Braden McDaniel 103

Corey Scott 104

Nick Ray 107

Isabella:

Trey Vessicchio 93

Isaac Day 105

Seth Smith 115

Dawson Jones 116

Harley Vessicchio 117

Harmony Vessicchio 117

Dylan Veazey 118

Anna Farris 121

Thorsby:

Brandon Hight 94

Cole Hight 95

John Ryan Wood 102

Maplesville:

Evan Harrison 119