Cambridge, BT girls take state golf titles

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Cambridge girls captured a state high school golf championship, easily winning the Class AAAAA title last week.

Cambridge shot 223 at Jones Creek Golf Club to finish 25 strokes ahead of runner-up Gainesville. The Bears’ Sabrina Long earned medalist honors in the tournament with a 1-under 71. Teammate Rachel Dai was third individually at 75, and Tiffany Elam tied for fourth at 77. All three are juniors.

The Bears posted the low score among the four classifications that counted three scores toward the team total, and did it on the most difficult course of the five that hosted girls’ championships.

All 14 classification championships were played at courses in the Augusta area, with the Blessed Trinity girls also taking home a state title.

Blessed Trinity placed first in Class AAA, finishing with a 245 total to defeat runner-up North Oconee by four strokes. BT’s Gracie Henderson was the tournament medalist with a 75. Nicole Henderson was eighth with an 84 and Hannah Jones tied for 11th at 86 to round out the Titans’ scoring.

In AAAAAA girls, Johns Creek tied for fifth at 254 with Milton seventh at 259 at Gordon Lakes. Johns Creek’s Janet Mao tied for fourth individually at 74, with Milton’s Kayla Jones tying for 12th with an 80.

The Mount Pisgah girls tied for second in the Class A private school division at Goshen Plantation. The Patriots shot 175 to finish 22 behind Darlington. Megan McGaughey shot 86 for Mount Pisgah to place 12th, with the team’s other three golfers shooting 89 or 90.

In AAAAAA boys at Champions Retreat, Roswell and Johns Creek tied for second at 303, three shots behind Peachtree Ridge. Alpharetta tied for seventh at 317. Roswell’s Spencer Haigwood and Johns Creek’s Billy Johns tied for fifth with scores of even par 72, and Alpharetta’s Chandler Eaton shot 73 to tie for seventh.

Cambridge tied for fifth in AAAAA boys at Bartram Trail. The Bears shot 305, 12 strokes behind the winning score. Austin Redick shot 73 for Cambridge to tie for 12th.

The Blessed Trinity boys were fourth in AAA at Belle Meade in Thomson with a 309 score, seven in back of North Oconee’s winning total. Jeremy Smith tied for seventh for the Titans with a 74.

Mount Pisgah tied for fourth in Class A private school boys at 311, 10 shots behind Brookstone. Connor McKinnon led the Patriots with a 75 at Forest Hills, placing ninth.

RN 05-28-14