Eagles 3rd, Hounds 4th in 2A golf match
by Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
Surry Central finished third and North Surry fourth in Wednesday’s golf match in a steady rain at Pine Ridge Golf Course.
South Stokes took first place with a team score of 120 and Forbush (159) was second in the Western Piedmont Conference event at North Surry’s home course.
Surry Central shot 169 as Autumn Senter posted a 49 and her two teammates, Salem Poindexter and Erica Edwards, each had 60.
Those were pretty good scores considering how wet the conditions were and that this was the first time that Central had played at this course, said Eagle Coach Daniel Broughton.
Senter’s score put her in fourth place, behind the Lady Sauras’ trio at the top of the leaderboard.
South Stokes’ Megan Mabe shot a blistering 35 despite the rain.
There are a couple of short par-4 holes on the front nine at Pine Ridge, said North Surry Coach Daniel Johnson.
“She puts a wallop on the ball,” Johnson said of Mabe, which makes those holes even shorter.
In fact, Mabe reached the green with her tee shot on one par-4, then rolled in her putt for an eagle. She also had a birdie in shooting even-par.
“That’s the best she’s played this year,” said Sauras Coach Kent Mendenhall.
He said he was really tickled with the play of his team as this was the first time they had played in wet weather.
After Mabe’s 35, Nicole Rogers was second with a 42 and Kelli Mounce third with a 43.
Only the top three scores count for team play, but Jordan Myrick was actually sixth with a 51. Maggie Abbott added a 58.
Forbush was led by Kelsey Kem, who was fifth with a 50.
For the Lady Greyhounds, Emma Cassell led with a 56, which Johnson said was higher than usual for her.
Rachel Hull shot 60 and beginner golfer Montanna Kuhlman scored 61.
Despite the weather, the team continues to improve and gets a little better every match, Johnson said.
Next week, the teams travel to South Stokes’ home course, Hemlock, on Wednesday.
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