The Rebel golfers celebrated the last home match for five 2019 graduating seniors by sweeping both the ladies and gentlemen's matches over Gleason and South Fulton on Monday, September 17th, at Carroll Lake Golf Club.
Coach Larry Joe Smith recognized seniors Ben Austin, Mallory Cole, Julie French, Will McBride, and Olivia Wright prior to the match starting and thanked them for their participation and contribution to the Rebel golf program during their time at MHS.
The ladies were led by Maggie Glass' 41 and Julie French's 45. Seniors Mallory Cole and Olivia Wright shot 47 and 48 respectively in their final match at home.
Also noteworthy is freshman Jayden Tucker, who shot her best round of the season with a 55. Coach Smith commended Tucker's hard work this season.
“That hard work has resonated in her improved play, and she is now looking like a golfer,” said Smith.
The 86 team total was well ahead of their opponents.
The gentlemen secured their wins led by Nathan Nanney's 3 over par 39. Johnathan Moore added a 40, with Logan Green and Ben Austin both shooting 41 in Austin's last home match. Senior Will McBride shot 46 in his last home match for the Rebels.
The gentlemen also had widespread margins of victory. Noteworthy for the gentlemen's team is that they didn't lose a 9-hole match the entire regular season.
The ladies are now 35-8-2, with the gentlemen at 51-5.
McKenzie competed in the District 14 Tournament at Persimmon Hills in Sharon on Monday for the boys and Tuesday for the ladies. Results from that tournament were not available as of press time Monday.
The top 3 teams from the district tournament move on to Region competition next week.
“If you see any of these seniors or other team members, thank them for representing our school and community with class and pride both on and off the course,” said Smith.