PINEHURST -- Ties for the lead were the order of the day on Monday after the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s golf championships at Pinehurst number five.
Three golfers share the individual lead entering Tuesday’s final day of the 36-hole event while Charlotte Myers Park and Asheville A.C. Reynolds are knotted in the team standings.
Julia Strandberg, a junior at Greensboro Page, along with Morrisville Green Hope senior Colleen Estes and Charlotte Myers Park junior Virginia Mayer all shot even-par 72. Stephanie Wagstaff of Asheville A.C. Reynolds is alone in fourth at 74.
Defending individual champion Julia Saleeby of Raleigh Broughton is in a four-way tie for eighth with a 79.
Trailing the co-leaders in the team standings is Greensboro Page at 164, seven shots back, while Gastonia Ashbrook is at 165 and three teams, including defending champ Raleigh Leesville Road, are knotted at 166.
The best two scores of a team count toward the team totals, and a total of 78 golfers and 25 teams are competing in the event.
Play is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 on Tuesday morning on the 5,709-yard layout. Wendy’s and the Carolinas Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors of the NCHSAA sports program.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2006 STATE 4-A WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pinehurst number 5
Monday’s Results—Team Standings
1. Charlotte Myers Park 157
Asheville A.C. Reynolds 157
3. Greensboro Page 164
4. Gastonia Ashbrook 165
5. Knightdale 166
Raleigh Leesville Road 166
Northwest Guilford 166
8. Wilmington New Hanover 167
9. Raleigh Broughton 168
Morrisville Green Hope 168
11. Chapel Hill 170
12. Southern Pines Pinecrest 171
13. New Bern 174
14. Raleigh Athens Drive 177
15. North Mecklenburg 178
16. Wilmington Ashley 180
17. Greensboro Grimsley 182
18. Clayton 183
Wake Forest-Rolesville 183
20. East Chapel Hill 185
21. Watauga 190
22. Charlotte Providence 201
23. Morganton Freedom 203
24. Raleigh Enloe 206
25. West Forsyth 207
Monday’s Results—Individual Leaders
1. Julia Strandberg, Greensboro Page 35-37—72
Colleen Estes, Morrisville Green Hope 36-36—72
Virginia Mayer, Charlotte Myers Park 36-36—72
4. Stephanie Wagstaff, Asheville A.C. Reynolds 37-37—74
5. Jennifer O’Connor, Raleigh Leesville Road 39-37—76
6. Courtney McKim, Raleigh Wakefield 42-36—78
Jordan Ridge, Southern Pines Pinecrest 39-39—78
8. Ann Carr Ivey, Wilmington New Hanover 39-40—79
Gretchen McLean, Fayetteville Doug Byrd 38-41—79
Katie Thackerson, Shelby Crest 43-36—79
Julia Saleeby, Raleigh Broughton 42-37—79
12. Courtney Taylor, Gastonia Ashbrook 41-39—80
Ashley Denton, Knightdale 41-39—80
Callie Robertson, North Mecklenburg 40-40—80
Michelle Ahn, Chapel Hill 42-38—80
Erica Creed, Northwest Guilford 37-43—80
END NCHSAA STATE 4-A WOMEN’S GOLF