ATHENS DRIVE’S MIGLIACCIO WINS WOMEN’S 4-A GOLF CROWN, CHARLOTTE ARDREY KELL REPEATS AS TEAM CHAMPION
PINEHURST – Emilia Migliaccio of Raleigh Athens Drive maintained the lead on Tuesday she had built after the opening day and held on to win the individual title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s golf championships at Pinehurst number six.
Migliaccio and Megan Cullip of Charlotte Ardrey Kell were tied for the lead after Monday’s opening round with 73s. Migliaccio had a four-over 76 in the final round for a 149 total, two shots ahead of Meghan Symons of Green Hope and Moon Cheong of Ardrey Kell.
Cullip had an 84 in the final round to fall out of contention. There were 10 golfers within five shots of the lead entering the final 18 holes.
Par was set at 72 and the layout was 5,735 yards.
Defending team champion Ardrey Kell made it two in a row and three titles in the last four years, taking the crown with a score of 477, 12 shots ahead of Green Hope after holding a 10-stroke advantage after Monday’s rounds. Southern Pines Pinecrest was third at 494 and Holly Springs placed fourth at 509.
The best three scores of a team counted toward the team totals, and a total of 10 teams and 78 golfers competed in the event, the 11th year that the sport has been classified. It was the third year that three separate championships have been held and the 33rd year for state championship competition in the sport.