The Spring Hill Bears Golf Teams competed in their District Tournaments yesterday and walked away with a some well-deserved wins. The boys team (Chris Hernandez, Colin Purifoy, Reed Rothwell, Ryan Whatley) walked away with the District Champ title after earning a team score of 272, beating Caddo Hills’ team score of 287. Colin Purifoy won his place as District Medalist with an individual score of 77; he was 8 over on the front 9 and 3 under on the back 9. When the girls team (Bailey Butler, Jenna McCain, Ali Pierce, Ava Purifoy) competed yesterday, Ava Purifoy qualified individually for the state level with a score of 98. Coach Roy Whatley said he was extremely proud of all the players who competed yesterday and explained that the contributions made by many were what made the day’s accomplishments possible. “There’s an old saying, ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ but it took a community to put on this golf tournament,” Whatley said. “There was so much time donated, help given, and people going beyond the call of duty to put on this tournament. That’s a big shout-out to our community and what they can do.”
Ava Purifoy will compete in the State Golf Tournament on September 27 at Turkey Mountain Country Club in Salem, Arkansas. The Spring Hill Boys Golf Team will compete for their title at the state level on October 5 at Cooper’s Hawk in Melbourne.
Photos courtesy of Nikki Purifoy