2022 4A Women’s Golf State Championship:Leah Edwards from Northwest Guilford HS finishes in Fourth Place

2022 4A Women’s Golf State Championship | Myers Park’s Rudisill posts best 36-hole total in State Championship history as Pinecrest slips by the Mustangs for team title

Leah Edwards from Northwest Guilford HS finishes in Fourth Place

PINEHURST, NC – The all-time scoring record for the NCHSAA Women’s Golf State Championships went by the wayside as Elizabeth Rudisill from Myers Park completed 36 holes with a 10-under 134 to win the 4A State Championship at Pinehurst No. 6. Rudisill carded 5-under 67 in both rounds of the competition to best the all-time scoring record of 136 set by East Henderson’s Blair Lamb in 2003.

Rudisill’s championship made her the first Individual State Champion in Women’s Golf from Myers Park. She entered the final round with a four-shot advantage on Alicia Fang from Marvin Ridge and played a steady 1-under on the front nine, carding her lone birdie of the front nine on the par 5 sixth hole. After making the turn, Rudisill put away any doubt of a comeback by eagling the par 5 tenth and adding birdies on the twelfth and fifteenth holes on her way to a bogeyless round of 67. Her lone bogey of the tournament came in the first round on the fourth hole.

Fang played exceptionally well also, firing a 1-under 71 on day one followed by a 2-under 70 in the final round of play. Most other years that would have been enough for a title, but Rudisill outdueled her fellow sophomore.

Myers Park entered the day with a four-shot lead on second place Pinecrest in the team standings, but the Patriots top three combined for a stellar 14-over total in the final round to nip the Mustangs by two shots in the final team standings after Myers Park’s top three posted a combined round of 20-over on the last day.

The Patriots collected the school’s fifth team state championship in Women’s Golf. Freshman Julia Herzberg led the Patriots on the final day firing a 1-under 71 to finish the tournament at 8-over in sixth place. The other two scoring marks for Pinecrest on the final day of the tournament were Camilah Porras and Boonyanant Rujiranan who posted scores of 5-over and 10-over, respectively.

The NCHSAA is committed to recognizing outstanding sportsmanship in each of our State Championship events. The Association has partnered with North Carolina Farm Bureau to award a pair of Sportsmanship Awards at each championship event, recognizing players who have demonstrated the ideals of outstanding character and sportsmanship throughout the 2022 season. The winners of the 4A Women’s Golf NC Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Awards are Kitson O’Neal from Pinecrest and Ellen Pritchard from Myers Park.

Courtesy of JAMES ALVERSON, AIC and Director of Media for the NCHSAA