Parker Elkins showcased exceptional skill during the first round of the Class AA state golf tournament, wrapping it up with a birdie at the 18th hole. Leaving him one stroke off the lead, the Clarksville senior realised that he had a serious chance to become the first Wildcat to win a TSSAA championship since Drew Miller in 2007.
Elkins described his game as “a lot like his first,” stating everything was going well during his second round at Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course. Elkins dominated the game, maintaining a score of 7-under 137, two strokes ahead of East Hamilton’s Tucker Wick. “It feels better and better by the moment,” he said.
When it came to the girls’ golf team, Clarksville junior Zoe Phillips stood out for her exceptional performance and leadership skills. This marked the sixth consecutive time the award has been claimed by a Wildcat player. Reflecting on her experience, Phillips mentioned the team’s efforts to step up and work more efficiently together, which led to their success.
The Leaf-Chronicle’s All-Area boys and girls golf teams for 2023 included esteemed players such as Parker Elkins, Hayden Howell, and Zoe Phillips. Notably, Elkins’ outstanding performance earned him the All-Area boys golfer of the year title, making him the second Wildcat in two years to achieve this honor.
Daniel Miller takes readers to the greens with his passion for golf. He offers coverage of major golf tournaments, player achievements, and insights into the sport’s rich history, making him a trusted source for golf enthusiasts.