The Central High School golf team is in its offseason, but Logan Hale still left his mark on the course last week. The Red Raider took first place in the 13-15 Category at the Sneds Tournament in Cookeville, Tenn. on Friday, June 21.
“I thought it was great,” Hale’s grandfather Charlie Graham said. “Logan played for the high school team last year and as a freshman, he came in and there were four seniors on the team and Logan, as a freshman, kept the seniors on their toes."
The Sneds Tournament was held at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Cookeville and was a one-day event.
Hale, a rising sophomore at CHS, finished with a 76, four strokes ahead of his category's second place finisher.
Hale took the lead early in the day and didn’t let up as play continued.
“He just started getting birdies right off the bat,” Graham said. “The other guys, they just couldn’t catch him.”
Graham explained all facets of Hale’s game clicked on Friday -- Hale’s drives, putts and chip shots.
The 2019 CHS golf season will begin with a preseason tournament on July 25 at Lakewood Golf and Country Club in Tullahoma, with the season start date set for July 30 on the road against Lincoln County.
Based on how Hale performed in Cookeville, Graham said he was excited to see what his grandson can do this year for CHS.
“I am looking for Logan to probably take first place in the state with TSSAA this year,” Graham said.
Hale is the youngest son of Jared and Jennifer Hale. His older brother Matthew completed his senior season with the golf team in 2018.