The Commerce boys’ golf team closed out its season with a third-place finish at the GHSA Class A public state tournament last Monday at Double Oaks Golf Course.
The Tigers finished with an overall combined score of 349 – behind state champion Gordon Lee (333) and runner-up Lincoln County (349).
“Third in the state is a great accomplishment for our golf team,” said Tiger coach Josh Shoemaker. “I was excited for the boys and very proud of their work.”
The Tigers were led by seniors Jonathan Book, who carded an 85, and Jake Turpin, who carded an 87.
“Our two seniors carried us all year and in the state tournament,” Shoemaker said. “Our other four definitely showed up and put up great scores. It was our best score of the year and I only see improvement coming from them in the future.”
The Tigers scores were rounded out by Sage Culpepper (87), Dalton Dean (90), Wesley Counts (96) and Andrew Lathem (108).
Shoemaker offered a special thanks to Double Oaks Golf Course for providing the Tigers with a home course and playing host to the state tournament.
Shoemaker also thanked assistant coach Matthew Lund and a number of others for helping coordinate the tournament including Highland Walk (girls’ tournament location), Todd Voyles, Chas Hardy, Terri Trudnak, Highway 98 Driving Range and CHS athletic director Donnie Drew.