The 2022 Special Olympics Middle Tennessee Golf Regional Monday drew 30 Special Olympics athletes and 20 volunteers at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro.
Athletes from all over state participated in the event, including representatives from Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Athletes participated in one of the following: Skills competition, Unified 9-hole, Individual 9-hole, Unified 18-hole or Individual 18-hole. Multiple athletes competing also represented Team Tennessee during the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in June in Orlando, Florida.
Notable winners from the regional event included Bradley Brown of Murfreesboro (Unified 9-hole) and Nathan Cheverton of Sevierville (Individual 18-hole) who shot an 84. The State Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 19 at Smyrna Golf Course.
"Seeing the intensity and true spirit of competition that our athletes bring with them is what makes every event we host worth it," said Special Olympics President Adam Germek.
"Not only do our athletes want to perform at their absolute highest level, they cheer on their peers to bring out their best on competition days. That's what competitive athletics through Special Olympics is all about."
This article originally appeared on Murfreesboro Daily News Journal: Special Olympics athletes compete in Murfreesboro golf regional