Lady Indians golf headed to state meet
It’s back to the Class AAAA state tournament for the Stephens County High School Lady Indians golf team.
The Lady Indians carded a team score of 300 at Waynesboro in the Area 2-4A meet to qualify for the state meet for the second consecutive year.
Andi Brock fired a 97 to lead the Lady Indians, edging Abby Akin by two strokes for team medalist honors..
North Oconee earned back-to-back Area 2-4A championships with a team score of 246, its lowest tournament score of the season.
Jefferson, led by Caroline Martin’s medalist round of 79, checked in second at 284 to qualify for the state meet. Madison County, four strokes back in third, also will be heading to the state meet.
Stephens County’s Luke Thomas qualified as an individual round at 78, which tied him for fifth place in the Area 2-4A boys meet.
The Indians, though, couldn’t break through to state as a team. They toured the Waynesboro course in 350 strokes, far back of St. Pius X’s pace-setting round of 305.
Chase Fleming earned runner-up medalist honors behind Thomas at 88. Luke Ramsey was close behind at 91, followed by Andrew Crunkleton (97) and Zach Knell (99).
The girls state meet will be held May 21-22 in Helen at Innsbruck Golf Course.
The boys state meet will be held May 21-22 at the Achasta golf course in Dahlonega.
Area 2-4A Girls
• North Oconee (246) — Elena Denny, 80; Madi Chappell, 82; Sara Gibson, 84; Sydney Spencer, 102
• Jefferson (288) — Caroline Martin, 78; Mikayla Simonton, 101; Taylor Sorrow, 105; Kaylie McDaniel, 113
• Madison County (292) — Graci Hallenback, 89; Savannah Bird, 96; Jordyn Hanley, 107; Sarah Kate Thomas, 109
• St. Pius X (309) — Lindsay Smoak, 94; Amelia Temme, 102; Anna Ford, 113; Lily Osterloh, 113
• Burke County (328) — Sophie Dye, 104; Libby Ford, 107; Rosemary Durant, 117; Morgan Chancey, 120
• Hepzibah, Jaycey Ray Taylor, 118 and Morgan Fulcher, 122.