TOP PHOTO:  Cougar David Bates, in his trademark Puma cap, gets ready to begin his day competing at the state golf tournament on Tuesday.

MANCHESTER, TN (WLAF) – Tuesday was opening day at the state golf tournament, and Campbell County Cougar David Bates did not have the kind of day he wanted.

“There’s always tomorrow,” said Bates after shooting a 77.

Entering today’s final round, Bates is tied for 25th out of a field of 64.  However, he’s only 10 shots off the lead and five shots out of fourth place.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/07/2020-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S PAT PEBLEY)