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Williamson County Special Olympics Athletes Qualify for State Tournament

By on August 23, 2022 0

The 2022 Special Olympics Middle Tennessee Golf Region took place on August 15 and two pairs of athletes from Williamson County won big.

In Unified 9-hole golf, Connor and Thom Bosse of Franklin placed first with a score of 86, while Matthew and Richard Drumright of Brentwood placed second with a score of 94 when competing at the Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro.

Both pairs have secured places in the state tournament to be held in Smyrna next month.

“Seeing the intensity and true competitive spirit that our athletes bring with them is what makes every event we host worthwhile,” Special Olympics Tennessee President Adam Germek said after the event.

Unified golf requires athletes to alternate play with partners. The duo alternates who plays at the start of each hole and alternates hitting a ball until it hits the hole.

Unified sports promote inclusion not only through shared competition, but also through training experiences between athletes with and without disabilities, according to Special Olympics Tennessee.

Matthew Drumright prepares to take a swing during a round of unified 9-hole golf during the Special Olympics Tennessee Golf Regional at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro on Monday August 15, 2022.

Along with the Unified 9-hole event, Special Olympics Tennessee golf tournaments also include Skills, Individual 9-hole, Unified 18-hole, and Individual 18-hole competitions.

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Special Olympics Tennessee offers 17 sports and covers 36 regions across the state, including Nashville, as well as Maury and Rutherford counties. The State Golf Tournament will be held September 19 at Smyrna Golf Course.

To learn more about Special Olympics Tennessee, visit https://www.specialolympicstn.org/.

Anika Exum is a reporter covering Williamson County for The Tennessean, part of the USA Today – Tennessee Network. Contact her at [email protected], 615-347-7313, or on Twitter @aniexum.

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