Rhea Middle Golf wraps up regular season

Rhea Middle Golf concludes regular season in Cleveland and looks to post season tournament.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReviewArchive)

Eigtht graders Rogers, Boofer and Perkins conclude regular season

Cleveland, TN — On Tuesday, May 3, Rhea Middle traveled to Waterville Golf Course in Cleveland to play against Lake Forest Middle. Lake Forest shot a team 213 for the boys and was led by medalist Devin Jenkins with a 48 through 9 holes. Kevin Rothwell led Rhea with a 49, which did not have an official team score. Lauren Baker of Lake Forest garnered girl’s medalist honors with a low round of 52. Becca Rogers led Rhea Middle with a 56. Lake Forest girls won 108-115.

On Thursday, May 5, Rhea Middle traveled back to Cleveland for a 9-hole match with Cleveland Middle to wrap up the regular season. Kevin Rothwell was the low-round medalist with a score of 45 and Phillip Rogers shot a 51. Cleveland shot a team 208, while Rhea did not have an official team score. Cleveland girls beat Rhea 88-123 and was led by medalist Hannah Nall, who shot a 39. Becca Rogers led Rhea with a 61.

Rhea Middle will compete in the Cleveland Area District Tournament on May 9 at Chatata Valley. Tee times will begin at 8:30 AM. Boys will play 18 holes and girls will play 9 holes. Two boys teams and two girls teams, as well as two individual boys and two individual girls, will qualify to go to the Regional Tournament on May 16-17 at Two Rivers Golf Course in Nashville, TN.

Coach  Bill Chattin shares about his 8th graders.

Andrea Perkins – 8th – Rhea Middle. Andrea has played for the RMS golf team for two seasons. She has had ups and downs this year on the golf course, but started the season out playing as the #1 girl. A good athlete who also wrestled for RMS. She also is a good student and member of the Beta Club. “She has been a leader for us this year. She has been a big sister-type to our 6th grade girls. I wish her the best of luck.”

Austin Boofer 8th – SCMS. Austin has played for the RMS golf team for two seasons. Austin barely missed making the team in 6th grade, but came on last year and was able to play in matches and learn the ropes. This year he has improved and shot his career low round against Athens City Middle.  Austin has shown flashes that he could become a really good golfer, but he will have to put in the work to achieve that level. I wish him well in high school.
Phillip Rogers – 8th – Dayton City. Phillip has played for the RMS golf team for three seasons. Phillip is a bowler at heart, and is contemplating playing golf or bowling in high school. He also played football his 8th grade year. Phillip was able to get in some matches in a reserve capacity in 6th grade, before becoming a regular player in 7th grade. This year, Phillip has moved up into the #2 slot for the boys and improved his game. Phillip shot a career-best 49 against Athens City Middle. He also has been a factor in opening up golf to his little sister, Becca, a rising 6th grader with tons of potential.

Phillip is steady. I know what I am going to get out of Phillip. He is also my very 1st 3-year player in golf. He has stuck with the program and I am very appreciative of him doing so. I know he will be fine in high school, no matter the path he chooses.


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