Although Cleveland High School sophomore Hannah Nall is eager to return to WillowBrook Golf Club for future state tournaments, she was satisfied with her top-15 finish at the TSSAA Division I Large Class girls' championship this year.
Nall's 3-over-par 75 during tough playing conditions Wednesday was among the top six scores of the day in the final round.
Station Camp's Lynn Lim played to par over 36 holes Tuesday and Wednesday to finish as the tournament medalist and help her team hold off Farragut by two strokes for the team championship.
"It was really cold and it was super windy," said Nall, who battled against steady 10-15 mph gusts and a wet course after it rained the night before in Manchester. "A lot of times I had to play two or more clubs up or down. I had to adjust with the wind."
She shot 9 over through her first eight holes of the tournament but played to 4 over through her final 28, making 16 pars, five birdies, five bogeys and two doubles in that stretch.
"After the rough start I told myself we are going to make this a 27-hole tournament," said Nall, who jumped five spots on the leaderboard from the first day to the second. "I shot to play the next three nines under par. I didn't do that, but I gave it a run for its money. I really tried. I threw out the rough start and just tried to play smart golf."
She navigated a tough back nine she and others called the "Bermuda Triangle" with seven pars and two bogeys Wednesday.
"This was a special season," Nall said. "I had a lot of fun with my two senior teammates (Emma Crouch and Ellie Mills). For my last two seasons I am going to work really hard on playing WillowBrook better, because I have not shown what I know I can do just yet."
In the boys' tournament, East Hamilton's Matthew Ott tied for 31st at 17 over, shooting 80 to shave a stroke off his opening round. He finished with five birdies and shot under par on his final three holes.
Crockett County's Jaden Zimmer shot back-to-back 70s and was the medalist.