Lambert Acres sweep: FHS golf double champs

MARYVILLE — Two District 4-AAA team champs and two individual medalists were all wearing Navy blue and gray, as Farragut’s girls and boys golf teams tamed Lambert Acres Golf Club Monday, Sept. 30.

Lexanne Halama, a junior, was girls medalist with an 18-hole 70 (2-under). Lance Simpson, a junior, earned boys medalist honors while also shooting 2-under.

Both team now earn a trip to the Monday, Oct. 7, Region 2-AAA showdown at Oak Ridge Country Club, with Jon Higgins’ Lady Admirals and his FHS boys both needing to win region to advance to the Class AAA state tournament later this month.

Lady Admirals

Along with Halama, junior Lindsay Ott’s third-place finish (76) were the scores that counted as Farragut’s 146 team total was eight strokes ahead of runner-up Maryville (154).

Aynsleigh Martin, a senior, place fourth overall (79).

“The course was in great shape. I felt the girls played extremely well, I’m proud of them,” Higgins, first year head coach, said.

Farragut boys

A.J. Rinehart, a junior, finished fourth overall with a 70 (even par) as the Farragut boys ended with a 298, 16 stokes better than runner-up William Blount (314).

Senior Hayden Ott and freshman Sebastian Costales also contributed to the winning team score with a pair of 78s.

“I thought the boys played well as a team. Five guys shot under 80, which is really good,” Higgins said.

“We’ve been steadily building to be successful in tournament play.”

Regular season highlights

Winning two regular season tournaments, the Lady Ads captured 5-Star Preps Classic at Oak Ridge Country Club July 29-30. They later claimed No. 1 “in a big tournament with teams from all around the state,” Higgins said about the PGA Capital Classic at Heatherhurst Country Club in Crossville Aug 22-24.