Williamson County Particular Olympics athletes advance to state event

Thom Bosse (left), Connor Bosse, Matthew Drumright, and Richard Drumright pose collectively after putting first and second in Unified 9-Gap Golf within the Particular Olympics Center Tennessee Golf Regional at Outdated Fort Golf Membership in Murfreesboro on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

The 2022 Particular Olympics Center Tennessee Golf Regional happened on Aug. 15 and two pairs of Williamson County athletes received large.

In Unified 9-hole golf, Connor and Thom Bosse of Franklin positioned first with a rating of 86, whereas Matthew and Richard Drumright of Brentwood positioned second with a rating of 94 throughout the competitors at Outdated Fort Golf Membership in Murfreesboro.

Each pairs have secured spots within the state event to happen in Smyrna subsequent month.

“Seeing the depth and true spirit of competitors that our athletes carry with them is what makes each occasion we host value it,” Particular Olympics Tennessee President Adam Germek mentioned following the occasion.

Unified Golf requires athletes to play alternately with companions. The duo alternates who tees off at the beginning of every gap and alternates strokes with one ball till it reaches the opening.

Unified sports activities promote inclusion by means of not solely shared competitions however coaching experiences between athletes with and with out disabilities, in accordance with Particular Olympics Tennessee.

Matthew Drumright prepares to take a swing during a game of Unified 9-Hole Golf during the Special Olympics Tennessee Golf Regional at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

Matthew Drumright prepares to take a swing throughout a recreation of Unified 9-Gap Golf throughout the Particular Olympics Tennessee Golf Regional at Outdated Fort Golf Membership in Murfreesboro on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

Alongside the unified 9-hole occasion, Particular Olympics Tennessee golf tournaments additionally embody abilities, particular person 9-hole, unified 18-hole, and particular person 18-hole competitions.

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Particular Olympics Tennessee gives 17-sports and covers 36 areas all through the state, together with Nashville, in addition to Maury and Rutherford counties. The state golf event will happen Sept. 19 at  the Smyrna Golf Course.

To study extra about Particular Olympics Tennessee, go to https://www.specialolympicstn.org/.

Anika Exum is a reporter overlaying Williamson County for The Tennessean, a part of the USA Right this moment Community — Tennessee. Attain her at [email protected], 615-347-7313, or on Twitter @aniexum.

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