By AMBLE SMOKER
ONE FEATHER STAFF
HAYESVILLE – The Cherokee golf team took second place at The Ridges Golf Club in Hayesville on Thursday, April 17 by carding a combined score of 200. Swain finished first with 170, Robbinsville third with 213, Blue Ridge fourth at 232, and Rosman did not qualify due to lack of players with only two.
Braves coach Andrew Maney commented, “With two of our normal six players gone this week on the senior trip, Tagan and Derrick, I was especially proud of guys filling those spots today. Logan shot his personal career best with a 43 and Christian played the one spot and done well.”
Logan Teesateskie, who shot his career best of 43, took home third place overall in the individual category. The top two individual medalists were Ben Cornblum, from Swain, with 35 taking first and Tyler Shields, from Rosman, with 38 taking second.
Other Cherokee golfers scores included: Christian Ensley 50, Steven Straughan 52, John Lossiah 55, Justin Brady 67, and Joshua Taylor 70.
“This match should be good momentum for us going into next week, which will be needed as the conference tournament begins,” said Coach Maney.
The Braves will play the first round of the Smoky Mountain Tournament on Thursday, April 24 when they travel to Chatuge Shores in Hayesville. They will travel to Sapphire National on Monday, April 28 to complete the second round.