• Mitchell High School sophomore Adam Gortney hits a chip shot Thursday, March 28, during a home Western Highlands Conference golf match. The Mountaineers won the contest, shooting 371 as a team. (Brandon Roberts/MNJ)
    Mitchell High School sophomore Adam Gortney hits a chip shot Thursday, March 28, during a home Western Highlands Conference golf match. The Mountaineers won the contest, shooting 371 as a team. (Brandon Roberts/MNJ)

Golf team opens 2019 season 2-0

TRYON – The Mitchell High School golf team began its quest to return to the state championships Thursday, March 21, with a win at Polk County.

The Mountaineers shot a 358 as a team, finishing seven strokes ahead of second-place Avery and were led by senior Austin McGuire’s team-low score of 84. Two other Mountaineers, sophomores Ty Pitman and Tucker Garland shot 89 and 87, respectively. 

The Mountaineers hosted a match Thursday, March 28, at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club in Spruce Pine and again finished in first place with a team score of 334. Avery finished in second place with a 371, followed by Polk with a 397 and Mountain Heritage with a 431.

McGuire again shot a team-low 77 in the win. Pitman shot an 85 while Garland and junior Mitchell McMahan each shot an 86.

The Mountaineers have another home-course match at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, against non-conference opponent Thomas Jefferson at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club. 

 

Team Scores (at Polk)

Mitchell 354; Avery 357; Polk 376; Mountain Heritage 434

 

Individual scores (at Polk)

Austin McGuire 84; Tucker Garland 87; Ty Pitman 89; Mitchell McMahan 98; Hudson Renfro 98; Ty Sparks 100

 

Team scores (at Mitchell)

Mitchell 334; Avery 371; Polk 397; Mountain Heritage 431

 

Individual scores (at Mitchell)

Austin McGuire 77; Ty Pitman 85; Tucker Garland 86; Mitchell McMahan 86; Hudson Renfro 92, Ty Sparks 92; Adam Gortney 102

 

 

 

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