LED BY freshman Charlie Jarrett’s round of 77, the Jefferson boys’ golf team finished 11th in Class AA, shooting a 335 at Monday’s state tournament at Applewood Golf Course in Keysville.
Jarrett shot a one-over-par 37 on the front nine and finished with a 40 on the back as he finished tied for 18th individually.
Daniel Kimmel finished at 11 over par with an 83, firing a 39 on the back nine, and Cooper Young (85) and Eli Griffin (90) rounded out the scoring as Jefferson made its first state tournament appearance since 2006.
Paul Dixon (96) and Jonathan Williams (100) also competed.
Westminster won the Class AA state title, shooting a combined one-over-par 289. Greater Atlanta Christian finished one stroke behind in second place, and Lovett (303) was third.
Jefferson advanced directly to the state tournament by winning the region title back on April 15, the Dragons’ first championship since 1985.
"Coach Webster and I were pleased with our scores," Jefferson coach Tom Parker said. "We obliviously would have like to finish closer to the top, but the boys played great for their first trip to the state tournament in eight years. Freshman Charlie Jarrett was awesome. We are so proud of his efforts this year. He has matured throughout this year and continued to get better. His hard work paid off tremendously. We look forward to Charlie, Cooper Young, and Jonathan Williams returning next year.
JHS girls place 11th in Class AA
Madison Cornes shot a 99 and Caitlin Cantrell finished with a 100 as the Jefferson girls’ golf team placed 11th at Monday’s Class AA state tournament at Pointe South Golf Course in Augusta.
Jill Pratt (105) and Erin Jackson (115) rounded out the scoring.
"The girls are a young team," Parker said. "None of them had an connection with our previous successful teams at Jefferson. Although we finished higher than expected, I think we were able to learn a lot about ourselves and team. I hope the girls will take these experiences and use the summer and fall to develop them to make their individual games better. All six of the team members will be returning next year and we have a couple of rising ninth graders that we are looking to add to the varsity program in Caroline Martin and Taylor Sorrow."
Vidalia won the Class AA title, shooting a 10-over-par 154. Wesleyan (176) finished second and Social Circle (179) and Calhoun (179) tied for third.