Cambridge golf teams head to state championships

Girls, boys win regions

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MILTON, Ga. – The Cambridge High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams picked up region championship wins last week and will move on to the state tournaments in May.

The girls’ team won its second consecutive region championship April 24 in impressive fashion. They defeated runner-up Creekview High School by 30 shots, 225-255. The team was led by region medalist junior Payton Schanen, who shot a one over par (73). Juniors Sabrina Long (74) and Rachel Dai (78) also were named to the All-Region team along with Schanen. Junior Tiffany Elam (83) finished sixth overall, and freshman Heather Kipniss was the alternate.

The boys’ team defeated Kell High School earlier in the week by 10 shots. The team had its lowest score all season with a score of 308. This same group shot 325 last year – an improvement of 17 shots. The Bears were led by senior Chris Meyer and junior Ryan Stachler, who both shot 76, followed by Austin Redick at 77 and Thomas Pettigrew at 79 for a team score of 308.

The girls qualify for the state tournament to be held Monday, May 19 at Jones Creek Country Club in Augusta, Ga. The boys play that same day at Bartram Trail in Augusta.

MH 04-30-14