Caldwell wins again in league tourney


Matt Lewis, Andrew Caldwell and Tyler Harris were the top three finishers Tuesday in a Pine Mountain Golf Conference match at Pineville. Caldwell was the winner with a 37.

Two tournaments have equaled two wins for Bell County senior Andrew Caldwell, who followed up a win on Monday with a victory Tuesday in a Pine Mountain Golf Conference match at the Wasioto Winds Golf Course in Pineville, shooting a one-over par 37 for the second straight day.
Bell also claimed its second team title with a 171, nine strokes ahead of Middlesboro. Harlan, Harlan County and Knox Central also competed but didn’t have enough players to qualify for the team title.
Middlesboro’s Tyler Harris was second with a 38, and Harlan County’s Matt Lewis was third with a 39. Bell’s Hayden Clark was fourth with a 40. Harlan County’s Brayden Carolari and Bell’s William Miracle tied for fifth with a 42.
Aiden Johnson led Harlan with a 51, followed by Kevin Thomas Lee with a 63 and Chris Taylor with a 70.
“Both my guys played much better today,” Harlan County coach Greg Lewis said. “Matt was on point with his full game today. He drove the ball very well and his short game was as good as I’ve seen it. He struck his irons well and hit the ball to all the right spots. He was a couple shots away from winning this match. It was a great way to get our conference play started. Brayden played very well as well. He hit some great shots and his touch around the greens is much better than I expected. As soon as he learns the greens and how to play certain holes he’s really going to put up some great numbers. I see what these two are doing and I forget that Matt is just starting his sophomore year and Brayden is just a seventh grader. I really believe over the next three years some of the toughest matches these two will face will be in practice. I know there will be peaks and valleys, but I’m very happy with my guys’ progress, and as I’ve said the future of this program is looking great.”