NCHSAA State 1-A/2-A Girl’s Golf – 1st day


FOXFIRE VILLAGE — Defending champion Isabella Rusher of Salisbury holds a one-shot lead after Monday’s opening day of play in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state 1-A/2-A women’s golf championships at the West Course at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club in Foxfire Village.
Rusher, who won the title by a single shot a year ago, was four over par on a chilly, blustery, damp day with very difficult playing conditions. The course is set at par 71 and a 5,765-yard layout for the championship.

Elkin’s Mary Frances Hall is one shot off the pace at 76, with Salisbury’s Grace Yatawara in third at 78, three shots back.
Defending champion Salisbury, which rolled to the 1-A/2-A team championship a year ago by a whopping 33 shots over runner-up Northwood, is in the process of doing it again. Salisbury opened up a 29-shot advantage of second-place Newport Croatan, with Monroe Piedmont in third at 280.

The best three scores of a team count toward the team totals, and a total of 13 teams and 78 golfers are competing in the event, the tenth year that the sport has been classified. It is the second year that three separate championships have been held and the 32nd year for state championship competition in the sport.

The final day of play is scheduled to get underway at 9:00 on Tuesday morning.

Foxfire Resort and Golf Club, West Course

Salisbury                246
Newport Croatan          275
Monroe Piedmont          280
Hendersonville           284
South Stokes             285
North Surry              287
Elkin                    296
Pittsboro Northwood      297
Lake Norman Charter      307
Avery                    311
Canton Pisgah            317
South Iredell            318
Granville Central        399


Isabella Rusher            Salisbury            75
Mary Francis  Hall         Elkin                76
Grace Yatawara             Salisbury            78
Kasie Tolbert              North Surry          79
Ashley Thompson            Pisgah               79
LeAnn Domitrovits          Croatan              82
Madison Moore              East Surry           82
Jessica Prince             Piedmont             84
Katie King                 Tarboro              84
Maegan Ports               Lake Norman Charter  86
Megan Burgess              North Henderson      88
Mary Leonard               Croatan              89
Brittany Smith             East Lincoln         89
Taylor Shellman            Highland Tech        89
Allea Hawkins              Hendersonville       90
Liz Reed                   Piedmont             90
Annika Winebarger          Elkin                91
Alexis Killian             Lincolnton           91
Rachel Wynne               Northwood            91
Megan Mabe                 South Stokes         92
Madeline Hoskins           Salisbury            93
Brooke Smith               Salisbury            93
Kelly Jackson              Hendersonville       94
Samantha Lilley            Riverside (Martin)   94
Gatlin Hiatt               North Surry          95
Lindsey Burton             Rosewood             95
Paige Church               Avery                96
Lindsey Chamblin           East Surry           96
Lacynn Heflin              Princeton            96
Brooke Martin              South Stokes         96
Jessica Lee                NCSSM                97
Brooke Kiger               South Stokes         97
Victoria Hedrick           Central Davidson     98
Nicole Rogers              South Stokes         98
Kristen Burleson           Avery                99
Samantha Smith             East Davidson        99
Abbey Stogner              East Davidson        99
Courtney Simpkins          Hendersonville      100
Syndi Parham               Riverside (Martin)  100
Margo Lovelace             North Lincoln       101
Kendal Hutchinson          Northwood           101
Katie Tally                Alleghany           102
Juliet Townsend            Hendersonville      102
Taylor Gales               Rosewood            102
Heather Hancock            Jordan-Matthews     103
MaKenna Hammer             Neuse Charter       103
Savannah Vasquez           Croatan             104
Logan McClamroch           Northwood           105
Jessica Hamlin             Owen                105
Kirby Guill                South Iredell       105
Brianna Williams           South Iredell       105
Leah Hobgood               SW Edgecombe        105
Abi Van Pelt               Croatan             106
Emily Gabbard              Highlands           106
Abbey Mills                Piedmont            106
Elizabeth Belham           Pisgah              106
Yancy Pace                 Polk County         106
Megan Widener              Piedmont            107
Mary Hogan                 Croatan             108
Christy Harring            Richlands           108
Morgan Deal                South Iredell       108
Caroline Cole              Highland Tech       109
Brittnay Buckstad          Lake Norman Charter 110
Lacey Webb                 Mountain Heritage   110
Borden Thomas              Northwood           110
Kayla Thomas               Lake Norman Charter 111
Sarah Holleman             North Surry         113
Karen Vanderford           Northwood           115
Nikki Wright               Avery               116
Mindi White                Topsail             126
Kaley Cornelison           Elkin               129
Sophia Nicolosi            Cuthbertson         130
Allison Carey              Granville Central   132
Dajana Gauble-Ogle         Granville Central   132
Haley Penland              Pisgah              132
Kayla Fogleman             Granville Central   135
Becca Wilkins              Corinth Holders     136
Eileen Phifer              Riverside (Martin)   WD