Station Camp standout golfers Ellie and Lilly Bloodworth showed well during their two-day state tournament golf outing earlier this month in Manchester, finishing 26th and 28th among the individual golfers playing in the state tournament.
Ellie, a junior and the older sister, finished the two-day tournament with a total of 21-over par, while sister Lilly finished 31-over par.
“Our goal was to make the state tournament as a team, unfortunately we were five strokes behind Clarksville for that but luckily there were three individual spots open and they got two of those,” Station Camp coach Glen Tuttle said. “It’s always a great experience at state and I think the girls were really excited and looking forward to the golf course.”
The state appearance was the second for older sister Ellie, and the first for freshman sister Lilly.
“We just talked about being the best you can for each ball and each hole,” Tuttle reflected. “Told them not to worry about who is leading or anything like that, just make the best score possible.”
Now that the season is over, the two girls will go back to working on their game and are expected to be great contributers to the team success again next season.
“They and we will definitely be expecting big things next season,” Tuttle added. “We will need their leadership.”
There are not too many freshmen on the links that are able to make an immediate impact like Lilly has, but to Tuttle, this success was not surprising.
“I was expecting her to be pretty good when she came out for the team,” he said. “She was able to keep up in tournaments so I was expecting good things to happen and continue to happen.”
For Ellie’s senior season, she will try and add to a collection of hardware that includes district MVP and a third-consecutive state tournament appearance.