Enterprise’s Nations wins low medalist

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, September 27, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Jerrod Nations played a solid round to win the low medalist with 7 over par at Brookhaven Country Club Tuesday. Nations is a senior at Enterprise Attendance Center. 

He beat out West Lincoln’s Gabe Gennaro and a field of golfers from West Lincoln, Enterprise and North Pike to take the low score honor. Nations takes his game seriously as does Gennaro. 

Six years ago, he started playing golf at Enterprise after starting with his dad in the front yard. He said he always felt predestined to play golf. Nations has matured into a better golfer each year. 

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“When I first started I was annoyed by it,” Nations said. “I have started to love it and enjoy it more. I found more appreciation for the game. It is a peaceful time. It is you playing yourself. It makes you work for your own score.” 

His round Tuesday was good enough to beat out teammate Mason Vining, who shot an eight over par, and Gennaro, who shot nine over par. Tucker Vining shot 10 over par for Enterprise. West Lincoln’s Sherman Hyer shot 12 over par. 

North Pike’s Romel Tate shot 13 over par and Bo Barnes shot 15 over. West Lincoln’s  Luke Gennaro shot 17 over par. Cole Jordan from Enterprise shot 17 over par, Carson Temple from West Lincoln shot 19 over par. 

Haygan Hutson beat out his North Pike Teammate Beau Bond by one stroke. Hutson finished 21 over par while Bond finished 22 over par. Kingston Wilson was right behind his Jaguar teammates with a score of 23 over par. Enterprise’s Cooper Jordan tied Wilson with 23 over par. 

West Lincoln’s Easton Goodson and Enterprise’s Caleb Hux shot 27 over par. 

West Lincoln and Enterprise will have about two weeks rest before the district tournament is held on October 10 at the Brookhaven Country Club. Nation’s high school golf career is winding down.

He said he would love to play golf in college if he can but has not gotten any offers yet. He has tried to focus on his game and school and has not applied anywhere yet. District could be his last high school golf event. 

“It feels like it is the end of an important part of my life but I enjoy it. It is a major milestone of my life,” Nations said. “If I qualify for state I would feel a sense of pride. This year is the first year we have had a decent number of people on the team. I feel like I have been helping as a coach. My mom is the head coach this year. It is nice to know you have someone who loves you watching you play.”

He said having a “camera man,” on the course makes him want to hold his follow through for picture perfect swings.