Pisgah girls’ golfers second in state tourney

Shoot 175 at GHSA Championships

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – In only their fourth year as a varsity program, the Mount Pisgah girls’ golf team finished second at the GHSA championships.

The Lady Patriots shot a 175 at Goshen Plantation in Augusta to finish behind Darlington. Sophomore Megan McGaughey shot the low round of the day for Pisgah, carding an 86. Fellow sophomore Isabel Donnolo posted an 89 for the Patriots’ other score.

The round was McGaughey’s personal best, beating her performance at the region tournament by 15 strokes and her sectional round by two strokes.

The varsity boys posted a fourth place finish, shooting a combined 311 at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta. Brookstone won their fifth consecutive state title with a 301.

Holy Innocents and Athens Academy tied for second at 308. Landmark tied with Pisgah for fourth place.

Freshman Connor McKinnon shot the low round of the day for the Patriots, finishing with a three over par 75. Senior Dom Terragno was close behind with a 77. McKinnon finished in ninth place overall, with Terragno tied for 11th.

Freshman JonErik Alford posted a seven over 79 and junior Scotty Hoffman was one shot behind with an 80.

“Although the team shot their lowest score of the year and six shots better than last year’s 317 at state it was not enough to catch the veteran Brookstone team,” said head coach Frank Martini. “It was a good showing for such a young team. We bring back five freshman and three juniors next year, which bodes well for the future.”

JC 05-28-14