THREE GOLFERS SHARE INDIVIDUAL LEAD IN NCHSAA 4-A WOMEN’S GOLF;
GREENSBORO GRIMSLEY SITS ATOP TEAM STANDINGS
PINEHURST – Three golfers each shot two-over par 75 on Monday to tie for the individual lead after the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s golf championships at Pinehurst number one.
Courtney Taylor of Gastonia Ashbrook, Courtney McKim of Raleigh Wakefield and North Mecklenburg’s Katie Kirk each navigated the 5,713-yard layout in two over par. McKim is the defending individual champion while Taylor finished in a tie for second a year ago, five strokes behind McKim.
Allison Emrey of Charlotte Ardrey Kell is one shot back in fourth while Clayton’s Lizzie Bundy and Jessica Hook of Wilmington Ashley each carded 77’s, two shots off the pace.
A trio of golfers are tied for seventh but are just three shots off the lead, including Tatum Briele of New Bern, Shannon Prunty of Northwest Guilford and Katherine Perry of Raleigh Athens Drive.
Greensboro Grimsley has opened up a five-shot lead over the field in the team standings, with the Whirlies recording a 251 to 256 for second-place Athens Drive. New Bern and Southern Pines Pinecrest are tied for third at 260, while defending team champion Northwest Guilford and Wake Forest-Rolesville are knotted at 262, 11 shots back.
The best three scores of a team count toward the team totals, and a total of 78 golfers and 14 teams are competing in the two-day, 36-hole event.
Play is scheduled to get underway at 8:00 on Tuesday morning.
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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2008 STATE 4-A WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pinehurst number one
Monday’s Results—Team Standings
1. Greensboro Grimsley 251
2. Raleigh Athens Drive 256
3. New Bern 260
Southern Pines Pinecrest 260
5. Northwest Guilford 262
Wake Forest-Rolesville 262
7. North Mecklenburg 269
8. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 274
9. Raleigh Broughton 279
10. Raleigh Wakefield 280
11. Charlotte Myers Park 281
12. Matthews David Butler 286
13. Chapel Hill 288
14. Morrisville Green Hope 295
Monday’s Results—Individual Leaders
1. Courtney Taylor, Gastonia Ashbrook 37-38—75
Courtney McKim, Raleigh Wakefield 40-35—75
Katie Kirk, North Mecklenburg 35-40—75
4. Allison Emrey, Charlotte Ardrey Kell 36-40—76
5. Lizzie Bundy, Clayton 38-39—77
Jessica Hook, Wilmington Ashley 41-36—77
7. Tatum Briele, New Bern 38-40—78
Shannon Prunty, Northwest Guilford 40-38—78
Katherine Perry, Raleigh Athens Drive 37-41—78
10. Molly Plomaritis, Greensboro Grimsley 40-39—79
11. Clare Fisher, Asheville A.C. Reynolds 39-41—80
12. Courtney Rousse, Apex Middle Creek 40-41—81
Megan Wallace, Matthews David Butler 37-44—81
Shauna Walor, Wake Forest-Rolesville 41-40—81
15. Kerry Radigan, Southern Pines Pinecrest 39-43—82
Brianna Clemmons, Northwest Guilford 42-40—82