Published On: Thu, Apr 2nd, 2015

GOLF:  Ensley leads the team to second place

Christian Ensley swings from the fairway in a four-team match at Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, March 31.  He finished fourth and led the Braves with a score of 42.  (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

Christian Ensley swings from the fairway in a four-team match at Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, March 31. He finished fourth and led the Braves with a score of 42. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

 

By AMBLE SMOKER

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

HENDERSONVILLE – Cherokee junior Christian Ensley carded a 42 to lead the Braves to a second place finish and took fourth place in the individual category of the four-team match at the Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club in Hendersonville on Tuesday, March 31.  Ensley was on track to finish in the top-two and contend for the victory through seven holes until a minor setback on eight and nine marred an otherwise solid outing.

“Christian finished fourth overall and really should’ve finished in the top two but had some tough breaks in the last two holes,” said Braves Head Coach Andrew Maney.

The Braves finished in second place with a 198 behind Murphy (163), and ahead of third place Blue Ridge (202).  Rosman didn’t have enough players to qualify.

Ensley’s 42 led the Braves, along with Steven Straughan (49), Holden Straughan (53), Josh Taylor (54), John Lossiah (57), and Simon Montelongo (65).

Junior Steven Straughan made his return to the team after nursing a minor back injury over the last few weeks and carded another solid round.

“Steven didn’t play last week and had to take some time off with a back injury, so it was good to see him shoot in the 40’s,” said Maney.  “We are really close to breaking into the 180s as a team.  We just need to keep our focus through the end of these matches.”

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