Catawba Ridge’s Brooke Mehlhouse tees off on the second hole during the 4A state golf championship Tuesday.

WILLIAMSTON – After a season of exceeding expectations, the Catawba Ridge girls’ golf team left the 4A state tournament Tuesday with some hardware.

The Copperheads finished second in the 4A state tournament held at Saluda Valley Country Club in Williamston, a wooded par-72 golf course in Anderson County. Catawba Ridge shot a two-day total of 678 (333-345) to finish 32 shots behind May River, who won the tournament with a 646. South Aiken was third with a 686.

Catawba Ridge was led by Brooke Mehlhouse with a 159 (78-81) followed by Reagan Lynch with at 162 (84-78). Mehlhouse finished fifth in the tournament, while Lynch was tied for seventh. Both of them made the All-State team.

“I am proud of them,” said Catawba Ridge coach Laura Covington, who was in her first year with the team. “They didn’t give up. Pins were tougher today (on day two). If you would have said, we would have been here at the beginning of the year, nobody would have guessed it.”

The Copperheads’ Anjali Peddisetty finished with a 176 (86-90) and Ella Rose Hill finished with a 181 (85-96) as well for Catawba Ridge to finish the scoring. Jordan Lynch also played well for Catawba Ridge with rounds of 100 and 97.

Catawba Ridge played consistent in the tournament as they were second after day one with a 333 and finished with a 345 on day two. Scores for the majority of the tournament were higher for the second day and only one golfer for the tournament was under par in May River’s Claire Green, who shot a 141 (71-70) taking home the individual title. It was May River’s third team title in the past four years.

In the 5A tournament held at Mid-Carolina Country Club in Prosperity, Dorman won the 5A girls state championship with a 649.

Nation Ford tied for eighth with Mauldin as they both shot a 718 and Fort Mill finished 12th with a 733.

The Falcons were led by Vivian Harris with a 167 (85-82) over the two days. Sara McCaskill had a 182 (89-93) and Katie Griggs had a 186 (85-101). Piper Sabino had a 188 (93-95) for Nation Ford to finish their scoring.  Hadley Mark had rounds of 130 and 96 for Nation Ford in the tournament as well.

Fort Mill was led by Mackenzie Finn who shot a 170 (85-85). Sam Benton also finished with a 170 (82-88). Cayla Cappuzzo shot a 192 (96-96) for the Jackets, as Claire Collins shot a 210 (100-110) and Olivia Seifert finished with a 212 (111-101).  

Oct. 24 Roundup

The Catawba Ridge girls’ volleyball team beat Aiken in the second round of the 4A playoffs 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 25-12, 15-7) to improve to 17-10-3 overall. They will travel to Riverside for the third round on Thursday, Oct. 26.

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The Catawba Ridge girls’ golf team finished second in the state at the 4A tournament Tuesday at Saluda Vally Country Club.