Page's Strandberg, Myers Park Team Take NCHSAA 4-A Women's Golf Honors


PINEHURST – Junior Julia Strandberg of Greensboro Page shot a two-over par 74 on Tuesday and held on to win the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s golf championship at Pinehurst number five.



Strandburg was among three golfers tied for the lead after the first round in the 36-hole event on the par 72, 5,709-yard layout. But her closing round was good enough for a two-shot advantage over a trio of golfers, including Raleigh Leesville Road’s Jennifer O’Connor, Morrisville Green Hope’s Colleen Estes and Virginia Mayer of Charlotte Myers Park.



Strandburg, Estes and Mayer shared the lead after Monday’s play, while O’Connor had won the individual title back in 2004.



Defending champion Julie Saleeby of Raleigh Broughton finished in a tie for sixth with Chapel Hill’s Michelle Ahn and behind fifth-place finisher Erica Creed of Northwest Guilford.



Myers Park and Asheville A.C. Reynolds were knotted for the team lead after the first day, but Myers Park tallied a 154 team score Tuesday to finish at 311, nine shots ahead of Northwest Guilford. Reynolds fell to fifth, training Gastonia Ashbrook and Greensboro Page.



The best two scores of a team counted toward the team total. A total of 80 golfers and 25 teams competed in the event.



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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2006 STATE 4-A WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pinehurst number 5



Tuesday’s Results—Final Team Standings



1. Charlotte Myers Park 157-154--311

2. Northwest Guilford 166-154--320

3. Gastonia Ashbrook 165-158--323

4. Greensboro Page 164-162--326

5. Asheville A.C. Reynolds 157-171--328

6. Raleigh Leesville Road 166-163--329

7. Wilmington New Hanover 167-167—334

Raleigh Broughton 168-166—334

Morrisville Green Hope 168-166—334

10. Chapel Hill 170-165—335

11. Southern Pines Pinecrest 171-166—337

12. Knightdale 166-172—338

13. New Bern 174-173—347

14. Raleigh Athens Drive 177-173—350

15. North Mecklenburg 178-175—353

16. Wilmington Ashley 180-180—360

17. Clayton 183-182—365

18. Wake Forest-Rolesville 183-183—366

19. East Chapel Hill 185-183—368

20. Greensboro Grimsley 182-190—372

21. Watauga 190-192—382

22. Charlotte Providence 201-186—387

23. Raleigh Enloe 206-194—400

24. Morganton Freedom 203-201—404

West Forsyth 207-197—404



Final Individual Leaders

1. Julia Strandberg, Greensboro Page 72-74—146

2. Jennifer O’Connor, Raleigh Leesville Road 76-72—148

Colleen Estes, Morrisville Green Hope 72-76—148

Virginia Mayer, Charlotte Myers Park 72-76—148

5. Erica Creed, Northwest Guilford 80-70—150

6. Michelle Ahn, Chapel Hill 80-73—153

Julie Saleeby, Raleigh Broughton 79-74—153

8. Courtney Taylor, Gastonia Ashbrook 80-74—154

9. Jordan Ridge, Southern Pines Pinecrest 78-77—155

10. Courtney McKim, Raleigh Wakefield 78-78—156

11. Ann Carr Ivey, Wilmington New Hanover 79-79—158

12. Gretchen McLean, Fayetteville Byrd 79-81—160

13. Ashley Denton, Knightdale 80-81—161

Katie Thackerson, Shelby Crest 79-82—161

15. Katherine Perry, Raleigh Athens Drive 84-78—162

Callie Robertson, North Mecklenburg 80-82--162