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The Chiefs took the short ride to the Canton Golf Club Monday to take on rival Cherokee for the second time this season. The Warriors were looking to even the series after falling to the Chiefs at Bradshaw Farm back in March. It looked like Cherokee would do just that when the top two Warriors jumped out to a 9 stroke lead on Sequoyah’s captains, Hunter Clay and Thomas Brumbeloe, after only 2 holes. CHS came out dropping birdies while SHS was struggling with the putters on the fast greens at the Canton Golf Club.
In the second group, Ryan Wakefield and Joseph Trlica had a 3 stroke lead after 2 holes, but Cherokee still was out to a team 6 stroke lead with 7 holes to play. While the 2nd group from Cherokee would close the gap at times during the round, Wakefield and Trlica maintained their lead for the entire match. Trlica posted his best score of the season finishing second for the Chiefs with a 39.
In the 3rd and final group, Brock O’Connor and Collier Pecht bettered their counterparts from Cherokee by 3 strokes with Pecht also posting his best score of the season, but the match would be decided Monday by the golfers in the first two groups.
With Brumbeloe and Clay seemingly adjusting to the greens by the fifth hole, they both played some solid golf to complete the match. Brumbeloe finished the final 5 holes 1 under par and Clay went one over. Their even par finish over 5 holes allowed them to erase the 9 stroke deficit from the first 2 holes. Brumbeloe was low man for either team for the day with a 37, and he and Clay tied their BridgeMill Junior Golf Academy mates from Cherokee. With Wakefield and Trlica widening their lead in their foursome, Sequoyah completed the sweep of Cherokee for the second year in a row. The Chief’s four man team score was 23 strokes better than in the first match with Cherokee this year. Part of that could be due to better weather and course conditions, but certainly part is definitely due to better play by the golfers. Coach Heath has said all season that he wants the boys improving each week and playing their best golf at the County and Area tournaments. They seem to now be on that track.
Sequoyah competes in an 18 hole tournament at Eagle Watch on Wednesday.