Prep golf: Walker wins section tournament; Cordova places third
by Johnathan Bentley
Apr 30, 2013 | 1462 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walker High School boys golf team won the Class 5A, Section 3 Tournament at Sliver Lakes Golf Course in Glencoe on Monday. Walker finished with a four-man total of 302, five strokes ahead of second-place Southside-Gadsden. Members of the team are, front row, from left, Chase Thompson, Matthew Burnett, Cade Diehl, Chase Williams and Jace Kemp, back row, coach Scotty Ware, Travis Hudson and Cole Walker. The Vikings will compete in the Sub-State Tournament on Monday, May 6.
The Walker High School boys golf team won the Class 5A, Section 3 Tournament at Sliver Lakes Golf Course in Glencoe on Monday. Walker finished with a four-man total of 302, five strokes ahead of second-place Southside-Gadsden. Members of the team are, front row, from left, Chase Thompson, Matthew Burnett, Cade Diehl, Chase Williams and Jace Kemp, back row, coach Scotty Ware, Travis Hudson and Cole Walker. The Vikings will compete in the Sub-State Tournament on Monday, May 6.
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Walker’s golf team has momentum on its side heading to the Class 5A Sub-State Golf Tournament.

The Vikings won the Class 5A, Section 3 Golf Tournament by five strokes at Silver Lakes Golf Course in Glencoe on Monday. Next up for the Vikings is the Sub-State Tournament set for Monday, May 6 at Terri Pines Country Club in Cullman. The top three teams from the Sub-State Tournament advance to the State Tournament.

On Monday, Walker’s top four players shot in the 70s led by Cade Diehl and Chase Williams. Both golfers finished with one-over par 73s. Matthew Burnett shot a 77 and Jace Kemp shot a 79 for a four-man total of 302. Cole Walker shot an 80 for Walker while Chase Thompson shot a 93 and Travis Hudson shot a 95.

“We played like we are capable of playing,” Walker coach Scotty Ware said.

The top four teams earned a spot at Sub-State. Southside finished second at 307, Cullman shot a 320 and Boaz took fourth at 326.

Curry’s Spencer Fikes advanced to Sub-State as an individual. Fikes shot a 79 and won a playoff to take the final individual spot.

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Sanders leads Cordova

Cordova’s heading to the 3A Sub-State Tournament after placing third in the 3A, Section 2 Tournament at Capstone Golf Course in Tuscaloosa.

Dustin Sanders shot a one-over par 72 to finish as the tournament MVP. Sanders finished as low medalist, seven strokes ahead of the second-place finisher.

As a team, Cordova placed third. The top four teams advance to the Sub-State Tournament.

Lauderdale County won the event with a 329 total followed by Hamilton (342), Cordova (345) and Fayette County (346).

Brent Borden finished with an 81 for Cordova. He finished in a three-way tie for fourth place overall. Zach Smith shot a 91 and Justice Evans shot a 100.

Next up for Cordova, which won the Walker County Tournament last week, is the Sub-State Tournament set for Arrowhead Country Club in Montgomery on Tuesday, May 7.