Tuesday, July 31, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-07-31 14:45:35)
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

FARRAGUT-The Cocke County High School golf team improved to 3-1 on the young season last Thursday.

However, picking up two wins wasn't the biggest splash the team made on the afternoon at Fox Den Country Club.

CCHS defeated Knox Central and Knox Catholic, but narrowly lost to perennial state title contender Farragut by only four strokes in the match.

Farragut won the event by shooting a 168, with Cocke County four strokes behind at 172. Knox Central had a score of 176 and Catholic shot a 180.

Leading the way for Cocke County High was Jake Ottinger, who shot a 41 in the nine hole event. Tate Messer and Wesley Lewis both fired a 43, with Hunter Sutton a round of 45 and Alex Hutson a 48.

On Monday, the CCHS boys team finished in a tie for fourth place overall in the Morristown Invitational.

CCHS finished 10 shots back of Bearden, which won the event with a score of 321.

Tate Messer finished third individually with a score of 77 for the Fighting Cocks.

Jake Ottinger and Alex Hutson each had a round of 84, with Hunter Sutton an 86 and Nicholas Rhodes a 91.

The CCHS boys and girls golf team host their first home match of the 2012 season on Thursday against rival Jefferson County.

The match begins at 4 p.m. at Smoky Mountain Country Club. 

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