The 2020 Division II A and AA boys and girls golf state championships were held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12-13 in Manchester, Tenn. at the WillowBrook Golf Club.
Golfers from Franklin Road Academy, Clarksville Academy, Grace Christian-Franklin, Montgomery Bell Academy, Ensworth, Father Ryan, Providence Christian, Pope John Paul II and Brentwood Academy participated in the event.
The Franklin Road Academy boys finished tied for fourth place out of six teams in the DII-A competition, shooting 63 over par (639) across the two days of competition.
In the boys individual competition, Franklin Road’s Timothy Pinkston tied for fourth place, shooting four-over par (148) while his teammates George Felker placed 13th at 12-over (156), Aiden Call placed 22nd at 21-over (165), Aaron Schierbaum placed 25th at 26-over (170) and Paul Sposato came in 33rd at 53-over (197).
Clarksville Academy’s Patton Samuels also participated, tying for sixth place, shooting five-over par (149) and Grace Christian-Franklin’s Josh Breland tied for 14th at 13--over (157).
In DII-AA action, Montgomery Bell Academy tied for second place in team play at 33-over (609) and Ensworth finished fourth at 38-over (614).
MBA’s Bradford Cummins tied for fifth place in individuals, shooting five-over (149) while teammates Max Hastings tied for 10th at seven-over (151), Reid Smith tied for 15th at 10-over (154), Joseph Robertson tied for 19th at 12-over (156) and Jack Manning tied for 29th at 18-over (164).
Ensworth’s top individual finisher was Clark Akers, who also tied for fifth at five-over (149). Additionally, for the Tigers, Bo Maradik tied for 13th at nine-over (153), Ethan Standford tied for 17th at 11-over (155) and Toby Wilt tied for 22nd at 13-over (157).
Father Ryan’s Jacob Garland shot six-over-par, good for ninth place.
Franklin Road Academy was once again well represented in girls competition, where they took the top prize in team play. The group finished 14-over-par (302) -- 10 strokes better than the next best team. Their top individual -- Emily Wilson -- finished with the best score overall at one-over (145). Tzunami Polito cracked the top four by finishing 14-over (158) while Antonia Morgan rounded out the team with a 22-over (164), good for 11th place.
Providence Christian clocked in at third place, shooting 30-over (318). Their two participants -- Caroline Pardue and Isabella Johnson -- tied for fifth place in individuals, each shooting 15-over (159).
Battle Ground Academy’s Jackie Henderson tied for seventh place at 16-over (160) while Donelson Christian’s Sloane Biddle tied for 10th at 20-over (164).
Lipscomb Academy’s girls golf squad finished second in team competition, shooting 31-over (319). Ava Bankston was their top finisher, checking in at fourth place with a seven-over (151). Her teammates Emma Markus and Jillian Bowman finished 12th at 24-over (168) and 15th at 43-over (187) respectively.
Ensworth finished right behind at third place at 34-over (322). Savannah Cherry (eighth place, 16-over, 160) and Alexandra Crews (10th place, 18-over, 162) represented them in the top 10.
Individually, Pope John Paul II’s Kynadie Adams finished at the top of the individual leaderboards, shooting three-under par (141). Brentwood Academy’s Helen Phillips finished 16th overall at 44-over (188).