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History made on opening day of East Tennessee Amateur

By Casey Goetz, cgoetz@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 04 2014 08:53:53 PM CDT
Elizabethton, TN -

133 golfers teed off on Friday in the opening round of the 20th annual East Tennessee Amateur golf tournament. But only one made history.

Michaela Matheson became the first woman to win a match at the ETA. Matheson, a 2014 graduate of Hampton High School will play college golf at Milligan in the fall.

Another 2014 high school graduate is leading the championship division. Sullivan South grad Cayman Ratliff shot a 6 under par 66 to grab the first day lead. Ratliff will play golf at ETSU in the fall.

First round scores

Championship Division

Cayman Ratliff 66

Boddie Bible 68

Joe Brooks 69

Mitchell Sutton 70

Tyler Lane 70

Chip Spratlin 71

Dakota Norton 71

James Beckner 71

Ben Treadway 72

Lucas Tabor 72

Nick Cohen 72

Alex Hutson 72

Bryan Sangid 72

Lucas Armstrong 73

Kelly Lane 73

Jace DeVault 73

Ben Campbell 73

Jacob Davis 73

Rick Mays 74

Chris Guy 74

Chris Wynne 74

Josh Taylor 75

Matt Bowers 75

Taylor Gouge 75

Leif Ratliff 75

Jack Rhea 76

Nick York 76

Zach Madewell 76

John Cornett 76

Cory Walker 77

Brandon Worley 77

Eddie Karst 77

Bobby Treadway 77

David Greer 77

Nathan Ballenberger 77

Zach Briggs 77

Eric Hensley 77

Josh Ruff 77

Tommy Miller 78

Ross Miller 78

Tyler Justis 78

Joseph Matherly 80

Ben Harris 80

Taylor Smith 80

Andrew Simonsen 81

Ken Miller 81

Billy Haren 81

Drake Crawford 82

Luke Hughes 82

Drew Doran 82

Cameron Dugger 82

Cameron Lane 83

Tanner Hall 83

Bryan Bentley 84

Nick Kyte 84

Andy Armbrister 85

Luke Miller 86

Matt Miller 86

Brad Robinson 86

Brian Stivers 90

Seniors

50-54

Jeff Isaacs 69

Tony Gouge 70

Bill Hardin 70

James Fender 71

Ronnie Breeden 72

Steve Wyatt 73

Greg Rodgers 77

Brad Rinella 79

David Bellessa 80

55-59

Mark Runyan 68

Dwight Scott 70

Eddie Bailey 73

Lyman Fulton 73

Jimmy Whittenburg 73

Mike Poe 78

Don Lester 80

Rick Eggers 83

Lewis Huettel 84

60-over

George McQueen 73

Bob Ross 73

Pat Kenney 74

Steve Morton 77

Gary Drinnon 79

Larry Greer 80

Ronnie Burton 82

Jeff Taylor 82

Sam Martin 84

Ansley Bishop 85

Jim Wilson 85

Jim VanDyke 85

Eddie Lewis 88

Gary Isaacs 95

Phil Powell 95

Match play flights

Callaway Flight

Tim Moore def. Brian Pardue

Joel Younce def. Jon Whitson

Nathan Goodwin def. Todd Davis

Brandon Johnson def. Jamie Shipley

Titleist Flight

Greg Hopson def. Ron Hensley

Alan Keesecker def. Paul Smith

Anthony Stout def. Mark Dugger

Jim Love def. Mitchell Nidiffer

Bridgestone Flight

Greg Goulds def. Robert Browning

Carroll Deaton def. Larry Calhoun

Chris Tidwell def. Joe Avento

Tom Foster def. Keith Buck

Srixon Flight

Mitch Cabe def. Troy Baker

Chad Napier def. JR Clark

Jerry Whitt def. Seth Greene

Josh Jones def. Casey Goetz

Ping Flight

Paul Johnson def. George Gallaway

Wendell White def. Madison Campbell

Michaela Matheson def. Phil Stephenson

Ethan Mays def. Felicia Nidiffer