Two Redskin golfers sign scholarships



Paul Harris (middle) flanked by Oneonta golf coach Adam NeSmith (left) and Central Alabama Community College golf coach Dave Jennings.

Paul Harris (middle) flanked by Oneonta golf coach Adam NeSmith (left) and Central Alabama Community College golf coach Dave Jennings.


Two members of Oneonta High School’s golf team have signed college scholarships.

Casey O’Toole has signed to play for Samford University while Paul Harris has signed with Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City.

The two seniors helped to lead Oneonta to a fourth-place finish at the 2008 4A state tournament and a fifth-place finish in 2009.

The Redskins were undefeated during the regular season with wins over 6A Hoover, Gardendale, and Gadsden City and 5A powers Athens, Brewer, Cullman, Etowah, McAdory, and Moody.

Casey O’Toole (front, middle) with Oneonta athletic director Gardner Gilliland (left) and Oneonta golf coach Adam NeSmith. Pictured in back are (from left) Danny, Cody, and Becky O’Toole, Oneonta assistant coach Phil Phillips, Dustin Doty, and Paul Harris.

Casey O’Toole (front, middle) with Oneonta athletic director Gardner Gilliland (left) and Oneonta golf coach Adam NeSmith. Pictured in back are (from left) Danny, Cody, and Becky O’Toole, Oneonta assistant coach Phil Phillips, Dustin Doty, and Paul Harris.


Oneonta won the sectional tournament at Limestone Springs and finished second to eventual state champion UMS-Wright at the sub-state tournament at Ballantrae Golf Club in Pelham.

At the state tournament, Harris carded a two-day total of 152 (77-75) – good enough for eighth in the state – while O’Toole rebounded from a tough 83 on the first day to shoot even-par 72 on the second day to finish tied for ninth at 155.

Paul is the son of Gina F. Harris. Casey is the son of Danny and Becky O’Toole.