E.A. Sports Today

Donoho leads Oxford golf

County champion Falcons return to site of weekend title with stronger play, lead by 26; Glencoe’s Cole medalist in tri-match

By East Alabama Sports Today

OXFORD — The Donoho golf team left Cider Ridge on Saturday with the Calhoun County Championship in hand, but knowing it could – and would have to – play better the rest of the year to achieve the goals it set for itself.

The Falcons did play better Monday on the same venue and opened a 26-shot lead over the team it beat for the county title in the opening round of the Oxford Invitational.

Donoho put four scores in the 70s and had four of the top eight rounds of the day to shoot 302 and open a sizeable overnight lead over White Plains. The 302 was better by eight of either round the Falcons shot in the county tournament and 17 better than its final round.

“They came ready to play today, I think,” Donoho coach Garrett Burgess said. “I think the cold conditions helped a little bit, but they definitely were a different team today.”

Donoho’s Jacob LeCroy, the county runnerup, shot the best round of the day – a 1-over-par 73 – and leads longtime Alabama commitment Tyler Lipscomb of Bremen (Ga.) by a shot. Donoho’s Jack Svensen is tied for third at 75 with Fort Payne’s Harrison Davis; Svensen bettered his best county tournament round by four shots.

The Falcons also counted 77s from county champion Harrison Hughston and Holden Abernathy.

White Plains I is second at 328. The Wildcats, whose lineup looked a bit different than their county tournament alignment, counted an 81 from Andrew Miller, 82s from Gage Miller and Kenny Okins, and an 83 from Nate Griffin.

The tournament concludes Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Glencoe’s Cole wins another

SILVER LAKES – Glencoe’s Lauren Cole shot 46 and was low medalist in a tri-match on Silver Lakes’ Backbreaker 9 among the Lady Jackets, Weaver and Ohatchee.

Cole’s teammate Camryn Blackwell was second (58) and Weaver’s Cara Burgess third (61).

Weaver also got 62s from Autumn Ray and Carmelia Reese and 70 from Demari Grant. Ohatchee’s Sara Atkinson shot 70.

OXFORD INVITATIONAL
At Cider Ridge GC
Monday’s scores

Team scores: Donoho 302, White Plains I 328, Gadsden City 332, Fort Payne 337, Oak Mountain 340, White Plains II 345, Bremen (Ga.) 354, Hokes Bluff 357, Bob Jones 373, Pell City 388, Oxford 397.

Individual scores
Jacob LeCroy, Donoho 73
Tyler Lipscomb, Breman 74
Jack Svensen, Donoho 75
Harrison Davis, Fort Payne 75
Nick Sawyer, Cedar Bluff 76
Chris Brignet, Oak Mountain 76
Holden Abernathy, Donoho 77
Harrison Hughston, Donoho 77
Mark Sawyer, Cedar Bluff 78
Ken Goforth, Oak Mountain 79
Seth Perry, Gadsden City 79
Dru Allen, Breman 81
Wesley Jenkins, White Plains 81
Andrew Miller, White Plains 81
Gavin Smedley, Breman 81
Gage Miller, White Plains 82
Kenny Okins, White Plains 82
Jake Munroe, Oxford 82
Nathan Griffin, White Plains 83
Barnes Stacey, Gadsden City 83
Andre Flores, Bob Jones 84
Dyan Evans, Fort Payne 84
Josh Davis, White Plains 84
Carter Cooper, Gadsden City 84
Buddy Ray, Donoho 85
Tanner Wilder, Pell City 85
Josh Jones, Hokes Bluff 85
Davis Brown, Gadsden City 86
Austin Burnham, Pell City 88
Luke Lyda, Oak Mountain 88
Brady Moses, Fort Payne 89
Jack Barker, Fort Payne 89
Blake Batchelor, Bob Jones 89
Austin Roberts, White Plains 90
Tucker Marsh, Hokes Bluff 90
P.J. Sotelo, White Plains 90
Cole Contris, Hokes Bluff 91
Mathew Jones, Hokes Bluff 91
Cameron McCareeth, White Plains 91
Stacey Dawson, Gadsden City 91
Sebastian Burt, Fort Payne 92
Tim Niles, Bob Jones 93
Logan Lewis, Oxford 95
Kason Moore, Hokes Bluff 96
Gage Driskell, Breman 96
Malakhi Gilbert, White Plains 97
Jason Howard, Donoho 97
Houston Russell, Pell City 97
Jonathan Zaleski, Oak Mountain 97
Wyatt Underwood, Bremen 98
Dylan Messer, Breman 106
Jacob Colson, Bob Jones 107
Ridge Hayden, Oxford 108
Landen Souder, Oxford 109
Nic Boyd, Oxford 112
Hunter Wert, Oxford 117
Andrew Burnham, Pell City 118
Jarrett Bowes, Pell City 122
Pierce Brunner, Oak Mountain WD
Scott Reid, Bob Jones WD
Jack Wert, Oxford DQ

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