Locals compete in TGA masters

Amanda Lowrance

Locals compete  in TGA masters

Dakota Roden and Matt Chandler place first and second at the Toyota TGA masters in Brownsville.

Bobcat Matt Chandler of McNairy Central High School competed in the Toyota Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour Masters Division on Monday, June 13 at the Brownsville Country Club.

After 18 holes and approximately 6,600 yards played, 15-year-old Chandler won the 16-18 age division with a score of 79.

In his first event of the tour at the Tennessee River Golf Club on Tuesday, June 7, Chandler tied for fourth place with a score of 77.

He is competing in the highest form of completion offered by the Junior Tour.

“I’ve had fun playing against different golfers from other high schools across Tennessee,” said Chandler. “It has been a great experience for me.”

Chandler began as a freshman with the Bobcat golf team last year, but has played a total of seven years.

“Matt is a good kid,” said Coach Danny Day. “He missed out on going to state, but he’s going to be good. He works hard.” 

McNairy Central’s Dakota Roden and Jason Kirk tied for second position with a score of 80.

Roden has tied for seventh at Tennessee River Golf Club and tied for ninth at Dyersburg County Club at the Farms.

Kirk has tied for ninth at Pickwick Landing State Park, for tenth at Willow Golf Club, and at Tennessee River for fourth.

The tournament will last until Wednesday, July 27, which is the final day of the Toyota Tournament of Champions at the Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs.

The awards include the Toyota Player of the Year, Toyota Spirit of Golf, and Vince Gill Volunteer of the Year.

For more information and updates on the local Matt Chandler, Dakota Roden, and Jason Kirk visit www.tnjgt.bluegolf.com.