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Caldwell leads Morristown to first Shelby County Golf Tournament title since 2013

With the Shelby County Golf Tournament team title already in his back pocket, Asher Caldwell added the individual title with a birdie on the first playoff hole to give Morristown a clean sweep of the championships Saturday.

Playing at Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh, Caldwell and Triton Central’s Oliver Gearlds each shot 5-over-par scores of 77 to set up a playoff to determine the medalist.

Caldwell only needed one hole to claim the title.



Caldwell (photo) also led the Yellow Jackets to their first county tourney title since 2013 with a four-shot victory over Southwestern.

Morristown’s 390 bested the field with Southwestern (394), Triton Central (410) and Waldron (477) completing the standings.

Caldwell was backed by Nick Stidham’s 91, Carson Essex’s 104 and Carson Conrad’s 118.

Southwestern’s Justin Swift (94), Hunter Pappano (98), Tristin Pappano (99) and Caleb Pappano (103) pushed for the county title but came up just short.

Triton Central finished 16 shots back of the Spartans. Derreck Uhls (106), Chase Chandler (107) and Max Ray (120) completed the Tigers’ scorecard along with Gearlds’ 77.

Lucas Shaw led Waldron at 105. Josh Kellums (119), Cole Jones (122) and Matthew Thomas (131) rounded out the Mohawks’ scorecard.