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Two Grissom golfers lead the pack in AHSAA Sub-State golf action Monday

Tyler Watts Fires a 9-under 63 & Klare Johnson cards 5-under 67

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Grissom’s Klare Johnson cards 5-under 67 in Girls’ 7A Sub-State
Grissom’s Tyler Watts Fires a 9-under 63 to lead the Pack in AHSAA Sub-State Golf Action Monday

Defending Class 7A state boys’ golf champion Vestavia Hills and rival Spain Park tied for the North 3 Sub-State title – earning both a spot in next week’s AHSAA State Golf Championships at Auburn.

The Rebels and Jaguars each finished 4-under as a team with identical 292 team scores in the tourney played at Timberline Golf Club in Calera.

In the individual play, Grissom freshman golf sensation Tyler Watts shot an incredible 9-under par 63 to earn one of the two individual spots from the North 3 qualifiers for the state tourney. One stroke back of the low medalist was Spain Park’s Chase Kyes, who finished 8-under 64. Watts set an junior golf record two years ago with a round of 61 in a summer event.

Jay Clemmer led Vestavia Hills, which will going for its third straight 7A state title next week, shooting a 1-under 71. Earning the other at-large spot was Jack Mitchell of James Clemens, who fired a 3-under 69.

In the Class 7A North 4 girls’ sub-state tourney, also held at Timberline Golf Course, had some impressive rounds as well with Huntsville edging past city rival Grissom by four strokes shooting 6-over-par to finish at 222. The Tigers had a 226 team total to finish second. Both teams advance to the state tourney next week. Hewitt-Trussville was a close third at 229, and Spain Park finished 13 strokes back at 235.

Grissom’s Klare Jamison shot 5-under 67, and Gabi Nicastro of Huntsville was one stroke back at 4-under 68. Hewitt-Trussville’s Morgan Hopper and Aubrey Payne captured the two individual berths for next week’s state tourney with strong scores of 73 and 75, respectively.

Two other players turned in 2-under par 70 rounds in their respective Sub-State tourneys.

Annine Harper of Whitesburg Christian finished 2-under to win low medalist honors at the Class 1A/2A North 1 boys’ Sub-State tourney played at Cullman’s Cross Creek Golf Course. He earned an individual berth in next week’s state tourney. North Sand Mountain and Athens Bible finished 1-2 with rounds of 319 and 320.

A.J. Bradford and Luke Davis each had 1-under 71 rounds for ABS along with Winston County’s Tyden Steele, who earned the other individual qualifier berth. William Maples’ 76 led North Sand Mountain.

Alabama Christian’s Julie Waldo carded a 2-under 70 for low medalist honors at the Class 1A/3A girls’ South 1 Sub-State tourney at Dothan’s RTJ Highland Oaks Golf Course. 

Tuscaloosa Academy won the team title with a round of 230, and Houston Academy clinched the second state tourney team berth with a 285 total. Tuscaloosa Academy’s Anna Christian Beeker shot a 1-over 73 to finish second to Waldo.

Complete results reported Monday from other sub-state action are listed below.

AHSAA Sub-State Golf Tournaments
(Top 2 teams advance and top 2 individuals not on the two qualifying
teams also advance to AHSAA State Tourney, May 15-16)

Monday Results
At Timberline Golf Course, Calera
Vestavia Hills 292
Spain Park 292
Huntsville 311
Grissom 314

Tyler Watts, Grissom  63 (Individual state qualifier)
Chase Kyes, Spain Park 64
Jack Mitchell, James Clemens 69 (Individual state qualifier)
Jay Clemmer, Vestavia Hills 71
Jackson Goetz, Vestavia Hills 73
Will Green, Oak Mountain 73
Parker Moellinger, Vestavia Hills 73
Wes Sauceda, Spain Park 74
Andrew Szymela, Vestavia Hills 74
Pierce Becker, Vestavia Hills 74
Brody Ahlemeyer, Spain Park 76
Ward Harris, Vestavia Hills 77
Luke Ballentine, Spain Park 78
Ian Norman, Spain Park 78

At Cross Creek Golf Course, Cullman
North Sand Mtn 319
Athens Bible 320

Annin Harper, Whitesburg Chr. 70 (Individual state qualifier)
A.J. Bradford, Athens Bible 71
Luke Davis, Athens Bible 71
Tyden Steele, Winston County 71 (Individual state qualifier)
William Maples, North Sand Mtn. 76
Jarrett Hill, North Sand Mtn. 77
Duncan Wilks, North Sand Mtn. 81
Colton Vining, Athens Bible 83
Brady Anderson, North Sand Mtn. 85
Christian Davis, North Sand Mtn. 88
Lance Glover, Athens Bible 95
Hayden Blakely, Athens Bible 102

At Timberline Golf Course, Calera
Huntsville 222
Grissom 226
Hewitt-Trussville 229
Spain Park 235

Klare Jamison, Grissom 67
Gabi Nicastro, Huntsville 68
Morgan Hopper, Hewitt-Truss. 73 (Individual state qualifier)
Aubrey Payne, Hewitt-Truss. 75 (Individual state qualifier)
Emma Fortier, Spain Park 77
Elizabeth Haughery, Vestavia Hills 77
Ava Schwartz, Huntsville 77
Noelle Webber, Huntsville 77

At RTJ HIGHLAND OAKS Golf Course, Dothan
Tuscaloosa Academy 230
Houston Academy 285

Julie Waldo, Alabama Christian           70 (Individual state qualifier)
Anna Christian Beeker, Tuscaloosa Ac. 73
Saxon Skinner, Tuscaloosa Academy 76
Anne Reaves Skinner, Tuscaloosa Ac. 81
Kate King, Wicksburg 82 (Individual state qualifier)
Ansleigh Davis, Westminster-Oak Mtn 84
Adleigh Marshall, Mobile Chr. 86
Maddie Grace Johnson, Tuscaloosa Ac.89
Kamdyn Kelley, Providence Chr. 89
Miley Martin, Houston Ac. 89
Skye Mathews, Houston Ac. 92
Kristen Rachel, Mobile Chr. 89
Cate Woodall, Houston Ac. 98
Mary Lawrence Lee, Houston Ac. 106

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