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Baylor's Sam Marshall prepares to putt on Hole 18 during the Matt Cunningham Preview golf tournament at the Black Creek Club on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Hendersonville's boys and Farragut's girls were the team champions and had the individual winners in the 12th Matt Cunningham Preview high school golf tournament hosted by Baylor that concluded Tuesday.

Led by Bryce Lewis, who backed his first-day 6-under-par 66 with a 67, Hendersonville had a two-day team total of 6-under 570 at Black Creek Club. McCallie finished second at 586, and Briarcrest's Drew Miller finished four shots behind Lewis at 137.

There was a little more drama on the girls' side of the tournament at Sweetens Cove in South Pittsburg, where the Lady Admirals edged runner-up Clarksville 287-288. Lexanne Halama was medalist by one at 7-under 137.

McCallie was led by junior Jesse Felker's 142, which left him in fifth place overall. He shot a 69 as an individual Monday.

"I really just had some solid ball-striking and a couple of made putts here and there," Felker said of his opening round. "I had a couple of eagles on the day, so that definitely helped."

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Baylor's Hayden Hunneke reacts after missing a putt on Hole 18 during the Matt Cunningham Preview golf tournament at the Black Creek Club on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Baylor's Sam Marshall putts on Hole 18 during the Matt Cunningham Preview golf tournament at the Black Creek Club on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Blue Tornado freshman Joe Carter shot a non-counting 79 the first day. McCallie coach Rob Riddle said Carter had been having some back problems, so he inserted Felker into the team lineup Tuesday. Felker said he did some "sightseeing" thanks to a few more wayward shots Tuesday. He still carded a 1-over 73.

Riddle said he went by last year's stroke averages in determining his six team members Monday. Felker had ended last year seventh.

"He's had a good summer," Riddle said. "He's played well. He's been knocking on the door of winning some tournaments. This year I believe he's got the confidence to go knock that door down."

Briarcrest was third in the boys' field with a 603, and Baylor wound up fourth at 606.

McCallie's Jack Billups (144) and Baylor's Sam Marshall (146) had individual finishes of seventh and ninth.

Halama's final stroke in the tournament was a downhill left-to-right putt from 5 feet that may have been the longest 5-foot putt in the freshman's life. She had just watched Rossview's Catherine Caudill sink a 7-footer and knew the two were similar in score. When Halama matched her birdie, it not only made her the individual winner but made the Lady Admirals team champions.

"I didn't know it was for the team title," Halama said. "I knew it was going to be very close."

She was aware, however, of the closeness of the battle with Caudill for first place individually.

"I knew I either needed to make it to win or not to win," Halama said. "I knew it would make a difference."

Rossview's girls ended up third, two strokes behind Clarksville. Led by Taylor Gardner's eighth-place finish at 153, Signal Mountain's girls finished fourth at 318.

Baylor's Kendall Shamblin shot 154 and tied for ninth.

Contact Kelley Smiddie at ksmiddie@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6653. Follow him on Twitter @KelleySmiddie.

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