Rain can’t derail tournament
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
It was a challenging day on the course.
A rain storm drifted through the area on Monday afternoon, just before the dozens of players in the Granger Invitational golf tournament were set to tee off at Highland Country Club.
The storm made for some difficult conditions on the course, and the rain continued to fall intermittently for the first few hours of the tournament.
The show went on, though, with players from 11 different schools giving it their best shot.
One player who navigated the conditions in fine style was Bremen senior Tyler Lipscomb, who shot a 71 to capture low-medalist honors.
The Northside Patriots, meanwhile, took the team championship with a score of 330.
LaGrange, which was led by TJ Ormbsy with an 84, had a team score of 406.
Troup’s Jack David Pleasants also participated in the tournament.
“Once the weather even got better, it was already so wet,” LaGrange coach Thomas Crocker said. “Even though the weather got better, the course was wet. It makes it hard to score. It’s hard to have fun out there.”
While conditions weren’t optimum, the tournament at least was played to its completion.
“We got this tournament in,” Crocker said. “The teams competed hard, and everybody was happy we got to play.”
Central Phenix-City 341
Harris County 345
TJ Ormbsby 84
Trent Smith 100
Juston Edmondson 109
Rivers Partin 109
Carson Crocker 110
Luke Daniel 121
Jack David Pleasants 103