The Catawba Ridge Copperhead girls golf team will be heading back to the state tournament, while both Nation Ford and Fort Mill fell short to extend their season.
Catawba Ridge shot a 346 in the 4A Upper State tournament at Falcons’ Lair Golf Club in Walhalla to finish third. The Copperheads will now head to Hilton Head Oct. 26 and 27 to play in the 4A state championship. Last year, they played in the 3A state championship tournament making the state tournament in back-to-back years.
The Copperheads were led by a 77 from Katherine Mann in the 18-hole Upper State tournament Monday. Her score was followed by Eileen Zeoli with an 86. Kate Gilmer shot a 91 and Alyia Santiago finished with a 92 for Catawba Ridge.
Nation Ford and Fort Mill played the 5A Upper State tournament Monday at Chester Golf Club finishing 12th and 13th respectively. The Falcons shot a 382 as a team in the 18-hole tournament, while Fort Mill was right behind them with a 388.
The Falcons were led by an 83 from Vivian Harris, who despite not having Nation Ford qualify, will be representing the team at the 5A tournament as an individual. The 5A state tournament will be at the Country Club of Lexington Oct. 26 and 27. Harris’ score was followed with a 97 from Sara McCaskill and a 100 from Fharren Coleman. Katie Griggs finished with a 102 for the Falcons to end their scoring.
“We improved from the last match we had out here,” said Falcons’ golf coach Amelio Rodriguez. “It was a successful season. We had a winning record and the girls improved. Things are going in the right direction. It gives us something to build on.”
Fort Mill was led by Cayla Cappuzzo, who shot a 94. Her score was followed with a 95 from Mackenzie Finn and a 97 from Kinsley Delcourt. Emily Broshious finished with a 102 for the Jackets.
“It has been our goal to make it to the state tourney,” said Fort Mill head coach Judd Dye. “I feel good about going forward. This is going to be a good learning experience.”
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