Rhea County Golfer Kevin Rothwell Advances to Region

Ross Pendergrass, Cole Ruehling, Cole Prince and Kevin Rothwell competed at District Golf Tournament in Cookeville on Monday.(Photo:NathanTalley)

Eagles and Lady Eagles Compete at District Tournament

September 2018

Cookeville, TN —  Rhea County High School Sophomore golfer Kevin Rothwell advances to Region 3-AAA large Tournament on Monday at Cleveland Country Club with his 9th place finish on Monday at District 6-AAA Tournament at Golden Eagle Golf Club.   Kevin played front nine with one over par  and capped it off by chip in birdie on hole number nine.  After a finding a few trouble spots on the back nine, he ended the day with a great up and down from behind the green making his 12 foot par putt.  To seal his spot by one stroke into next weeks field with a 8 over par 78.  79 was the magic number to advance after the 1st 3 teams advanced .  Top 5 individuals advance after top 3 teams.

Kevin Rothwell

On the Boys side, Cookeville, Cumberland and White County finished in the top three spots to advance to the Regions.  Jared Funderburk had a 69 on the day for medalist honors.  Scores for top three teams were 294, 317 and 335.

Rhea County scored a team score of 370.  Kevin Rothwell 78, Cooper Ruehling 89, Ross Pendergrass 99 and Cole Prince 104.

Becca Rogers competed as an individual and shot a 99 on the day.  White County, Soddy Daisy and Cookeville finished in the top three spots for the girls to advance to Regions.  Mackenzie Morton from White County scored a 72 for the low scored on the day.

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