TEGA CAY – The Fort Mill girls golf team racked up back-to-back wins over Clover and York earlier this week in two dual matches.
Fort Mill opened the week beating Clover 205-219 at Tega Cay Golf Club Tuesday, and then beat York 199-233 Wednesday also at Tega Cay. The Jackets are 7-5 on the season.
Against Clover, Fort Mill was led by a 48 from Mackenzie Finn. Her score was followed by a 50 from Greycen Baker and a 53 from Kinsley Delcourt. Three other Jackets – Cayla Cappuzzo, Emily Broshious and Mia Cunningham – all shot rounds of 54 in the match.
Coming back on Wednesday, Fort Mill was led again by Cappuzzo, who shot a low round of 46. Finn was two strokes off with a 48 for the second consecutive day, followed by Sam Benton with a 52 and a 53 from Baker.
Fort Mill will travel to Rock Hill Thursday to play at Rock Hill Country Club to finish the regular season before the Region 3-5A championship at Chester Golf Club Monday, Oct. 11. The top four in the region will advance to the Upper State tournament. The 5A Upper State tournament will also be at Chester the next week on Monday, Oct. 18.
The Fort Mill girls’ tennis team remains undefeated after blanking Clover 7-0 Tuesday to improve to 11-0 on the season. They are 6-0 in Region 3-5A on the season with two more region matches.
Winning for Fort Mill was Ana Pallath at No. 1 singles with scores of 6-1, 6-0 and Aashi Pallath at No. 2 singles with 6-0, 6-0. At No. 3 singles, Madison McCarty won 6-2, 6-0 and Katie Pierson won at No. 4 singles 6-2, 6-2. Rachel Templeton won at No. 5 singles 6-4, 6-2.
There were two doubles matches with Clara Lake and Kate Hill teaming at No. 2 doubles to win 6-2, 6-1 and then the Pallath sisters teaming to win 8-1 at No. 1 doubles.
Fort Mill will take on Catawba Ridge for the second time this season Thursday. They are scheduled to finish their region schedule next week at Boiling Springs and then hosting Gaffney.
The race for a Region 3-5A crown got even tighter Tuesday as Fort Mill fell in five sets to Clover, while Nation Ford edged Boiling Springs in five sets as well. The current region standings have Nation Ford in the lead with a 5-1 record, followed by Clover at 3-2 and both Fort Mill and Boiling Springs tied at 3-3 for third place. Nation Ford will host Gaffney Thursday, while Fort Mill has region matches next week at Boiling Springs and then will host Gaffney Thursday, Oct. 14. Nation Ford finishes its region schedule Oct. 14 at Clover.
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