BUIES CREEK – Gastonia Ashbrook’s Megan Burnham recorded a three-over par 76 on Monday to take the individual lead after the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s golf championships at Keith Hills Country Club.
Burnham has a one-stroke lead over Katherine Perry of Raleigh Athens Drive, while a group of five golfers is knotted at 78, five shots out of first.
Par is set at 73 on the 5,638-yard layout.
Northwest Guilford holds the team lead with a 243, four shots ahead of Gastonia Ashbrook. North Mecklenburg is third, 13 shots off the pace. Defending team champion Charlotte Myers Park is in a tie for fifth with Chapel Hill and Wake Forest-Rolesville at 260, one shot behind fourth-place Wilmington Ashley.
The best three scores of a team count toward the team totals, and a total of 78 golfers and 12 teams are competing in the two-day, 36-hole event.
Play is now scheduled to get underway at 8:30 on Tuesday morning, a delay of 30 minutes over the previously announced tee times due to a frost warning.
Wendy’s and the Carolinas Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors of the NCHSAA sports program.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2007 STATE 4-A WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Keith Hills Country Club—Course 1
Monday’s Results—Team Standings
1. Northwest Guilford 243
2. Gastonia Ashbrook 247
3. North Mecklenburg 256
4. Wilmington Ashley 259
5. Chapel Hill 260
Charlotte Myers Park 260
Wake Forest-Rolesville 260
8. Raleigh Broughton 270
9. Southern Pines Pinecrest 275
10. New Bern 276
11. Greensboro Grimsley 280
12. Morrisville Green Hope 285
Monday’s Results—Individual Leaders
1. Megan Burnham, Gastonia Ashbrook 39-37—76
2. Katherine Perry, Raleigh Athens Drive 42-35—77
3. Jessica Hook, Wilmington Ashley 38-40—78
Michelle Ahn, Chapel Hill 36-42—78
Courtney McKim, Raleigh Wakefield 39-39—78
Courtney Rousse, Apex Middle Creek 37-41—78
Courtney Taylor, Gastonia Ashbrook 39-39—78
8. Katie Kirk, North Mecklenburg 41-38—79
Stephanie Wagstaff, Asheville A.C. Reynolds 39-40—79
10. Samantha Bonham, Northwest Guilford 41-39—80
Lizzie Bundy, Clayton 43-37—80
Gretchen McLean, Fayetteville Douglas Byrd 38-42—80
13. Brianna Clemmons, Northwest Guilford 41-40—81
14. Shannon Prunty, Northwest Guilford 41-41—82
Clare Fisher, Asheville A.C. Reynolds 39-43—82
Shauna Walor, Wake Forest-Rolesville 39-43—82