MONTGOMERY — The Washington Hatchet golf team finished their final regular season match at Country Oaks Wednesday night against North Knox. The Hatchets (47-30) won the event with a team score of 166 to 173, but it was a also a day that saw a hole-in-one from Hatchet Sam Williams.
North Knox placed the top two individual medalist scores with excellent rounds of 37 from Bradie Carrie and a 39 from Austin Willis, but the Hatchets depth proved a little too much though as they had very balanced scoring. Devan Rude led the team with a score of 40, Weston Wagler shot 41, Cam Lancaster 42 and Clay Hatton 43 to complete the team scoring.
Ty Stoll shot 45 and Brad Hicks 47, but those scores were not used.
“All of the boys played well for the most part,” said WHS coach Bill Ricke.
“I am proud of the regular season they have had. We are still a very young team and our guys have matured a great deal since the beginning of the season.
“The boys had too many penalty shots tonight, but we still shot 166 in spite of that. Penalties are part of golf and you can't take it away, but we certainly left shots out there due to some mental mistakes. We have a week to continue to improve and prepare to make a run in the tournament, as the top three scores at the sectional level advance to the regionals,” Ricke added.
“The highlight of the evening occurred in the midst of the competitive match. All eight of the varsity kids were prepared to play tonight, but North Knox only brought five players, so we could only play our top six guys,” said Ricke. “That left Sam Williams and Brad Mason alone to play the back nine as a practice round.”
On the 11th hole par 3, Sam made a ace from 150 yards. He used an 8-iron that hit the green, took one hop and disappeared into the hole. Sam's first ever hole in one was witnessed by senior teammate Brad Mason and volunteer assistant coach Roger Padgett.
“In the time-honored traditon of the feat, Sam treated each of his teammates and coaches to a free cold soft drink. In my 19 years of coaching, I have never had a player make a hole in one in practice or competition until Sam did it tonight. Our whole team and coaching staff are very happy for Sam’s accomplishment.”
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