By Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
ELIZABETHTON—Johnson County was hoping for a better showing in this week’s five team golf match but struggled on Wednesday at Elizabethton.
The Longhorns placed fourth by outdistancing Unicoi County but trailed first place University School along with runner-up Hampton and third place Elizabethton.
The Longhorns shot a 201 while UH won the overall match with a score of 162.
Reece Stout was the low medalist for Johnson County with a 44. Petie Pavusek had a very solid day by shooting a 48. Jayden Joiner and Gavin Reece rounded out the top four Longhorns with scores of 54 and 55 respectively.
University’s Charlie Vargo was the overall low medalist with a 37. Izack Hill logged a 39 to lead Hampton while Carson Peters topped Elizabethton with a 41. Mitchell Tolley helped the Bulldog’s cause with a 43.
“It’s been a struggle because we’ve not played well at all,” said head coach Eric Crabtree. “We have guys plenty capable of playing in the high 30’s or low 40’s but haven’t done so yet. We’re getting to practice a lot but our scores don’t reflect that. I am hoping that it gets much better for them.”