SALISBURY ROLLS TO 57-SHOT WIN IN 1-A/2-A WOMEN’S GOLF, ELKIN’S WINEBARGER IS MEDALIST IN CHAMPIONSHIP
SOUTHERN PINES— Salisbury built a convincing lead after the first day and then kept rolling Tuesday to take the team title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state 1-A/2-A women’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club.
Salisbury won its third consecutive state crown, expanding its 34-shot lead after Monday to card a 474 and win by a whopping 57 shots over Newport Croatan, at 531. Elkin was third at 533.
Elkin’s Annika WInebarger took the individual crown with a nine-over par total of 151, three shots ahead of teammate Mary Frances Hall. Wineberger had the low round on Monday at 74 and added a 77 in the final 18 holes, while Hall has a 74 in the final round, lowest of the day.
Two-time defending champion Isabella Rusher of Salisbury finished in a deadlock for second with Hall with rounds of 75-79. Leann Domitrovits of Croatan was fourth, five shots back.
The course was set at par 71 and 5,770 yards for the championship.
The best three scores of a team counted toward the team totals, and a total of nine teams and 78 golfers competed in the event, the 11th year that the sport has been classified. It is the third year that three separate championships have been held and the 33rd year for state championship competition in the sport.