Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015

GOLF: Sampson and Stamper edge out a tight battle; lead Cherokee to victory

Tysha Sampson watches her ball sail during a five-team match in Franklin on Tuesday, Aug. 25. She took first place overall with a score of 46. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

Cherokee’s Tysha Sampson watches her ball sail during a five-team match in Franklin on Tuesday, Aug. 25. She took first place overall with a score of 46. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

 

 

By AMBLE SMOKER

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

FRANKLIN – The Cherokee Lady Braves won their second golf match of the season at the par-36 Mill Creek Golf Club in Franklin in a five-team match against the Franklin Panthers, Smoky Mountain Mustangs, Murphy Bulldogs, and Highlands Highlanders on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

At the conclusion of the match, only three strokes separated the top medalist in the individual category.  Cherokee’s Tysha Sampson (46) and Bree Stamper (47) emerged victorious in a competitive field with Murphy’s Ellie Martin (48) rounding out the top three.  Franklin’s Mackenzie Herman also joined the tight battle by carding a 49.

Each team was allowed up to five players and the three lowest scores from their respective team were recorded for the overall team score.  The Lady Braves carded a 148, Franklin 160, Highlands 173, and Smoky Mountain 189.  Murphy didn’t have enough players to qualify for the team category.

Other Lady Braves scores included: Tika French (55), Taylor Nelson (62), and Tiarra Toineeta (63).

To view or purchase photos from this match, visit: https://onefeather.smugmug.com/SPORTS/GOLF/Lady-Braves-2015/At-Franklin-August-25/

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