MANCHESTER Pope John Paul II High freshman Ali McCarthy finished in a tie for 12th place at the Division II-Class AA State Tennis Tournament, which was played on Monday and Tuesday at WillowBrook Golf Club.
McCarthy shot an opening round of 91 but followed that up with an 82 on Tuesday. She made two birdie putts in the final round.
St. Agnes sophomore Abby Heck repeated as the individual state champion, posting a two-round total of 139 (71-68) to finish six strokes better than eighth-grade teammate Rachel Heck (73-72).
St. Agnes repeated as the state champion, finishing 17 strokes better than 18-time state champion Baylor (which placed second last year as well).
The Baylor boys finished six strokes better than both Briarcrest Christian School and Father Ryan to win the state title.
Memphis University School had won the previous two state titles.
Ensworth sophomore Brock Ochsenreiter repeated as the individual champion, posting a two-round total of 139 (66-73) to finish two strokes better than Baylor senior Oliver Simonsen (72-69).
St. George’s Independent School won the Division II-Class A boys state title, finishing 41 strokes better than defending state champion Knoxville Webb. St. George’s placed third last season.
St. George’s sophomore Davis Irving (73-71) won a two-hole playoff with University School of Jackson junior Ryan Davis (73-71), making a par putt on the second playoff hole to win the individual state title.
Battle Ground Academy won the Division II-Class A girls state title, finishing two strokes better than St. Mary’s Episcopal School.
BGA placed fifth last season, and St. Mary’s was third in 2014.
Defending state champion St. George’s placed sixth this year.
Franklin Road Academy freshman Angelina Chan (73-79) won the girls individual championship, finishing two strokes better than St. Andrew’s-Sewanee junior Hannah Powell (78-76).
St. George’s freshman Victoria England (80-79) placed third, after winning the state title last season. England was three strokes better than senior teammate Sarah Moon in 2014 and finished four in front of Chan.
Jarvis ends season in region
NASHVILLE White House High senior Jake Jarvis shot 85 at last Thursday’s Region 5 A-AA Golf Tournament, which was held at Harpeth Hills Golf Course.
Jarvis finished in a two-way tie for 16th place.
He shot 81 at the region tournament a year ago.
Lipscomb Academy senior Davis Armstrong repeated as the medalist, shooting 70.
Armstrong and the Mustangs repeated as the region champion and thus earned a spot in next week’s Class A-AA State Tournament, finishing 15 strokes in front of second-place Cheatham County and 16 better than third-place White House Heritage.
Cheatham County junior Ryan Mahaney (75), Houston County freshman Morgan Robinson (76), Martin Luther King senior Oliver Gore (76) and Jo Byrns junior Nicholas Henderson (77) earned the four individual berths to the state tournament.
Clarksville Academy repeated as the girls team champion, led by senior Bailey Foote’s round of 83.
The Lady Cougars finished three strokes in front of second-place Lipscomb Academy.
Lipscomb sophomore Christina Vetvong won medalist honors for the second consecutive season, shooting 74. Vetvong placed seventh in the Class A-AA State Tournament last season.
In addition to Vetvong, Cheatham County freshman Mallory Anderson (83), White House Heritage sophomore Brooklyn Harper-Spicer (91) and Martin Luther King freshman Zoe Robinson (91) earned the individual state berths.
Caldwell ends season
PIKEVILLE Merrol Hyde Magnet sophomore golfer Jonathan Caldwell shot 88 at Monday’s Region 5 A-AA Tournament, which was played at Fall Creek Falls Golf Course.
Caldwell placed 22nd.
Notre Dame – which was led by senior medalist Zach Riddle (who shot 69) – claimed the team title, winning in a playoff with Macon County. The playoff consisted of all five golfers from each team participating, with the top four scores factoring in. The Irish won by four strokes.
Signal Mountain senior Jacob Bailey (73), DeKalb County freshman Isaac Walker (76), Goodpasture junior Jay Fox (76) and DeKalb County senior Austin Poss (79) earned the individual berths to the state tournament.
Defending state champion Signal Mountain won the girls title, finishing 21 strokes better than Central Magnet and 25 better than third-place Macon County.
Signal Mountain senior Bethany Burns – who placed third in the state a year ago – was the medalist with a round of 82.
Livingston Academy freshman Maggie Vaughn (88), Chattanooga Christian junior Anna Beth Harris (90), Central Magnet junior Delaney Sain (90) and Pickett County senior Sydne Denney (93) earned the individual berths to the state tournament.