With a first day score of 309, the DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team sits third out of eight teams at the Class A-AA State Tournament in Murfreesboro. After the first 18 holes on Tuesday, the Tigers trailed only the University School of Jackson, who had a first-day score of 296, and David Lipscomb, who finished with a 300.
Individually for DeKalb County, Payne Denman shot a 71 on Tuesday, which tied him for fourth among individual medalists. Goodpasture's Joe David shot an 8-under-par-64 on Tuesday, which gave him a two-stroke lead over Scott Metcalf of the University School of Jackson. Dylan Walters of David Lipscomb was third, with a 69, while both Denman and Matthew Smith of Rutledge were seven strokes off the lead.
Austin Garrett shot a first round score of 75 for the Tigers, while Grant Goodwin tallied a 78. Grant James shot an 85 through the first 18 holes, while Tyler Robinson scored an 88.