Posted: Friday, June 29, 2012 12:00 pm
Carpenter had hunch
recruit would win
Jerry Carpenter — head golf coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin — talked to incoming freshman golfer Ben Reeves from Knoxville last week.
Carpenter encouraged Reeves to do his best in the 54-hole stroke play competition on the par-72 Richland Country Club in Nashville.
Carpenter told Reeves not to let up and stay focused.
The coach had this feeling that Reeves would win the American Junior Golf Association tournament in a sudden-death playoff. Carpenter even predicted who Reeves would beat in the playoff.
That afternoon, Carpenter’s prediction played out.
Much like 1987, when Larry Mize hit a 45-yard pitch shot to birdie the second hole and defeat Greg Norman, the calm, cool and collective Reeves birdied the first playoff hole, while Ben Wolcott of Burns sank a par putt.
Reeves was 5-under-par in the final round, while Wolcott, who has committed to Ole Miss, was four-under-par.
Reeves will wrap up his AJGA career this weekend when he competes in the Hank Haney AGJA Junior Open in Hilton Head, SC.
Youth coaches asked
for team photos
The Weakley County Press wants to honor your team’s success.
Coaches of summer youth league teams that enjoyed a successful season of any kind are urged to bring their team photos by the newspaper’s office or send a digital image via email.
The photos will be published as soon as possible.
Only team photos will be considered.
Good quality, in-focus photos can be either color or black-and-white.
Please list everyone in the photo by row, left to right.
The email address is email@example.com.
Published in The WCP 6.28.12