By Keeli Parkey

The Unicoi County High School girls golf team earned a close victory last week.

Playing at Buffalo Valley, the Lady Devils posted a team score of 110 to edge Hampton for the victory on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Leading the way for UCHS was Alana Peel with a score of 53. Grace Ann Clark shot a 57 for the team total. Kaitlyn Higgins shot a 62, but the score did not count toward the team total.

Hampton posted a team score of 113, while Elizabethton posted a team score of 124.

The Blue Devils posted a team score of 236 and came in third place to Hampton’s team score of 189 and Elizabethton’s team score of 210.

Ty Thelen again led the Blue Devils with a score of 56. Other UCHS scores contributing to the team total last week included: Nicholas Lynch’s 58; Caleb Adkins’ 59; and Nicholas Hensley’s 60.

Scores not counting toward the Blue Devils’ team total included: Noah Tilson’s 63; Nicholas Bender’s 64; and Andy Cole’s 64.

The Blue Devils and Lady Devils were scheduled to play in their conference tournament at Cattails on Tuesday, Sept. 12, after The Erwin Record’s press deadline. They are scheduled to compete in the district tournament on Monday, Sept. 18, at Tri-Cities Golf Club.

“We still have room to improve,” head coach Gene Renfro said. “Plenty of work is left to do before the district tournament. Hopefully, the conference can give us a measuring stick before the district.”