The Milan boys’ golf team is an annual contender for a spot in the Class A-AA state tournament, and the Bulldogs haven’t missed many in recent years.
This season Milan has three seniors – Beau Bledson, Sam Stinson and Zeb Barrett — at the top of the lineup, and they want to keep the state tournament tradition going.
“Continuing the tradition means a lot,” Bledsoe said. “I know a lot of people that have played here before, and the three seniors want to keep the tradition going.
“We have three solid players, and our 4 and 5 are learning but starting to shoot good scores.”
On Tuesday, Bledsoe was the senior that played the best for the team on Tuesday as the Bulldogs hosted a match against Huntingdon, Dresden and Gibson County.
Bledsoe shot a 1-over 37 with birdies on No. 5 and No. 9 to earn low medalist by one stroke over Gibson County’s Mason Chandler (2-over 38).
“Putting has been saving me this season so far,” Bledsoe said. “My drives have been inconsistent, but I have gotten up and down with my short game.”
Milan also won the match as a team with a score of 164, beating closest competitor Gibson County (194).
Added to Bledsoe’s 37 was Barrett’s 39, Stinson’s 40 and Jay Hatfield’s 48.
Milan has the benefit of hosting the District 13 A-AA tournament at the Milan Golf and Country Club on Sept. 8 as the seniors work to keep the tradition going.
Michael Odom, 425-9754