Signal Mountain's Peyton Ogle continues to impress during high school golf's postseason.
The Eagles' junior star opened with a par round of 72 at the TSSAA Class A state tournament Thursday at Sevierville Golf Club, good for third on the leaderboard going into the final round.
Ogle qualified for state by winning a region championship with a 66 at the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay last week, and that also set up his program for a chance at a fourth straight state title. However, Kingston leads the boys' team standings at 19-over 307, and second-place South Gibson (317) is two strokes ahead of Signal Mountain, which will need a big push on the final day.
The Class A field was led by Cascade's Evan Woosley-Reed's 66, with North Greene's Aidan Collier two strokes back.
South Pittsburg senior Austin Jackson shot an 85 as he became the first golfer in his school's history to play at state. Signal Mountain's Anderson Lusk was tied for 14th at 79.
In the Division II-A boys' tournament, Boyd Buchanan's Gavin Greeson (79) was tied for 17th.
In the Class A girls' field, McMinn Central's Kerigan Klauber (80) was tied for fifth.
Summertown has a 15-stroke lead at 4-over 144, with Signal Mountain (179) tied for fourth with South Greene.