LEDFORD ROLLS TO THIRD STRAIGHT CROWN IN NCHSAA 3-A WOMEN’S GOLF;
LEE COUNTY’S SHOOMEE WINS INDIVIDUAL HONORS
FOXFIRE VILLAGE— Ledford rolled to its third consecutive team championship on Tuesday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state 3-A women’s golf championships at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club.
Ledford held just a six-shot advantage of Northern Guilford entering the final day of play but then recorded a 248 as a team for a 498 total, 29 shots ahead of Northern Guilford and West Henderson, who tied for second. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons was fourth at 536.
Siranon Shomee of Lee County emerged from the pack of contenders in the individual race to take the championship, firing a two-over par 73 on Tuesday for a 149 total, one shot better than South Brunswick’s Ashley Sloup. Abby Parsons of Cameron Union Pines, who also had a 73 in the final round, was third at 151.
The championship layout was a par 71 and 5,787 yards.
The best three scores of a team counted toward the team totals, and a total of 11 teams and 78 individual golfers competed in the event, the 11th year that the sport has been classified. It was the third time that three separate championships have been held and the 33rd year for state championship competition in the sport.