Oakland boys, Siegel girls win Murfreesboro golf invitational

Oakland's Garrett Chumley won the Murfreesboro Invitational on Monday with a 4-under par 68 at Champions Run. FILE

Oakland's boys and Siegel's girls won the team titles at the 18th annual Murfreesboro Invitational golf tournament at Champions Run to open the 2020 season on Monday.

The low medalists for the day were Garrett Chumley of Oakland for the boys and Jessica Hoeft of Siegel for the girls.

Chumley, a UT-Martin commitment, shot a 4-under par 68 as he shot a 1-under par 35 on the front and a 3-under par 33 on the back nine.

"It was a good round, pretty steady. I hit some good iron shots," Chumley said.

He had three birdies on the round and one eagle during his 18 holes. Besides the Skyhawks, Western Kentucky and Austin Peay also gave him a look before he made his college choice.

Hoeft of Siegel shot a 2-over par 74 for her round and credits former Siegel golfer and MTSU golfer Maddie Denton for her good play.

"She is a mentor to me," Hoeft said. "I just got my license so I have been practicing more. I love (Maddie) Denton's attitude. She makes me want to be just like her."

The top three boys’ scores were Oakland (325), Stewarts Creek (354) and Siegel (360). Rockvale finished one stroke back in fourth at (361). Blackman (368), Smyrna (396) and Central Magnet at (412) rounded out the field. Riverdale did not compete in the tournament due to only having one boy and one girl on their teams.

Siegel's girls took first at 168, followed by Central Magnet (180), Blackman (196), Oakland (199), Stewarts Creek (207) and Rockvale (212).

"We have been practicing for two weeks, but this is the first time we have played 18 holes as a team. But we will be all right." Central Magnet coach Clay Burns said.

"We had a great day. (Hoeft) had a great round. (Ashlyn) Salandy can shoot better than 94. We just have to figure out our two through five players on the boys' side," Siegel coach Dallas Hill said.

Other low scores on the boys' side were Lofton McRee of Blackman with a 73, and Jake Garland of Oakland and Ashton Stone with a 75. Garland won in a playoff to take third, and rounding out things was Ozric Hudgins of Smyrna with a 81.

On the girls' side, Rachel Chan of Central Magnet had an 84, Emma Clonan of Oakland shot a 89, Keziah Threalkill of Rockvale shot 91, Nicole Sadler of Blackman shot 93 and Salandy had a 94.

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