BHS, Farragut close, but no boys golf state

Bearden’s Harmon, Larmee, qualify for Division I-AA state golf individually

BLOUNT COUNTY — Bearden and Farragut boys golf teams were extremely close to earning a TSSAA Division I-AA golf state tourney berth in Sevierville next week, falling just two and three strokes short, respectively.

District 3-AA power Halls swept both the girls and boys Region 2-AA championships Monday, Sept. 26, at Green Meadow Country Club. The Red Devils boys finished at 308 for 18 holes, two strokes better than the runner-up Bulldogs (310), who tied Maryville for second place. (Only the region champ advances to state).

Farragut finished a close fourth (311), led by Brady Harville (76), Owen Queener (77), Hudson Capps (79) and Teague Recter (79).

Bearden’s Bryce Harmon earned a state berth individually, firing a 74 (a top three finisher other than the region champs). Other Bulldog top performers were Jaden Morrell (78), Adam Moss (78) and William Loftin (80).

Though the Bearden girls finished a distant third to the Lady Red Devils (153 versus 169), Tessa Larmee’s 83 earned her a Division I-AA individual state berth. Teammate Maya Hira shot an 86.