St. Mary-Oak Ridge golfers finish strong

The golf team at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge competed in the state tournament at Avalon Country Club on May 14, concluding an exceptional year.

The boys team tied for first during the District 1 Tournament at The Greens of Deerfield in LaFollette. They ultimately took second place after losing on the third hole of a team playoff.

The girls team took first place overall, a first for any St. Mary team. Wesley Alig recorded a first-place finish individually, and Emmaline Estep placed third individually.

The girls team took second in the Region 1 tournament at Oak Ridge Country Club and advanced to the state tourney as a team, yet another first for any St. Mary team. Wesley Alig and Hunter Hinton were among the top five boys individuals for the tournament and qualified for the state tourney.

The St. Mary School community continues to be grateful for the Oak Ridge Country Club and its staff for allowing the school to use the course as the SMS golf team home course for practices and matches as well as hosting the regional tournament

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