The ‘Cats finished the Bert McGriff Invitational Tournament at Teri Pines Golf Course in Cullman on April 4 with a team score of 340. It was the team’s the highest score yet.

“We just couldn’t get anything going Monday,” Cats’ head coach Zane Haymon said. “When we don’t have anyone break 80, it is a major disappointment. We’ve got at least four guys on this team capable of scoring, but it didn’t happen. No one on the team had played Teri Pines before, and I think some of our guys may have gotten a little frustrated. But we will get another chance at the course, and by that time I hope we are ready.”

Dawson Garrett led the team in scoring with an 81, Harrison Davis fired an 84 and Sam Evans finished at 86. Alex Mitchell finished with an 89 and Dillon Evans shot 90.

The team traveled Thursday to Canebrake Golf Club in Athens, and the results were much better. In a 20-team field, Fort Payne finished third with a team score of 312. Harrison Davis led the team with a 75, Dawson Garrett and Sam Evans finished with 78 and Alex Mitchell shot an 81.

“We wanted to show the teams in our section that we could compete with them and I think we did that on Thursday,” Haymon said. “Hartselle, the defending champion, won the tournament with a 305 and Athens beat us by five strokes. We can make that up, so I’m excited about our play Thursday but not on (April 4).”

Yesterday the Cats’ traveled to Hampton Cove to participate in the Panther Invitational, and Thursday they will be home for a match with Scottsboro. The sectionals begin April 25.

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