Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 12, 2014

Tribe golf's Cleaver takes first in Tyler Lee tourney

Troup 4th, JHS 5th in team rankings

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


Cash Cleaver, a Jacksonville High School sophomore, fired a personal best 77 to win first place in the individual standings at the Tyler Invitational Golf Tournament Monday at Hollytree Country Club.

Cleaver actually defeated Andrew Bloch of All Saints in a scorecard play off to take medalist honors.

All Saints won the team title, coming in at 336, with Lindale second at 338 and Tyler Lee finishing third, carding a 345.

Troup, also at 345, was followed by Jacksonville in fifth place, at 348.

A total of 56 golfers from nine of the area's high school participated in the tourney.

Other Tribe linksters included, Cameron Brown who shot a 79 and Trent Sansom who wound up at 85.

Anthony Mobley turned in a score of 107 and Josh Ambrosen shot a 113.

For Troup, Cody Johnson led the Tigers home with an 82.

Callen Eastman ended his day at 87, as did Jamey Scruggs.

Tanner Emery carded an 89, with Dakota Boyer coming in two strokes behind Emery.

Jacksonville head coach, Cecil Newton, said that he is pleased with his team's fast start — Jacksonville has finished in the top five in each of first two tournaments — but there is one thing that is missing.

“We need to be more consistent,” Newton said. “If we can do that, we will have a shot at the district title and a trip to regionals.”

Newton added that he believes the teams that will give the Tribe the greatest test will be Lindale, Whitehouse and Nacogdoches.