ELKIN — For the second conference match in a row, Ashe County golfer Sarah Hardin finished with the best individual score, helping the team capture the top overall score in last Wednesday’s match at Cedarbrook Country Club.
Ashe finished with a team score of 143, 20 strokes ahead of second place East Wilkes. Wilkes Central (168) was third, followed by Alleghany (173), Elkin (175) and North Wilkes (181).
Hardin finished with a score 0f 40, seven shots ahead of teammate Savannah Brooks who finished in second place overall. Elkin’s Palmer Duncan finished in a tie for third with Hunter Tharpe from East Wilkes. Both golfers shot a 49. Wilkes Central teammates Sammi Jo Walker and Jade Duncan shot a 53 and 55 respectively.
Madison Osborne and Katie Orr both finished with a 56 and Alexis Howell shot 58.
Other team scores
Hunter Tharpe – 49
Sarah Spicer – 57
Kayla Wiles – 59
Carly Lamm – 61
Kayla Chipman – 62
Sammi Jo Walker – 53
Jade Duncan – 55
Sarah Mizelle – 60
Nikki Joines – 61
Lauren Carpenter – 57
Lauran Mabe – 58
Morgan Finney – 58
Madison Trogdon – 58
Cortlyn Blythe – 62
Palmer Duncan – 49
Allison Livengood – 58
Laken Harold – 60
Brittney Johnson – 63
On Thursday, the women’s golf team traveled to Blowing Rock Country Club for a non-conference match against Watauga.
The Pioneers beat Ashe by 11 strokes, finishing with a score of 151 to Ashe’s 162.
“This was really good experience for my team against a very good team. Coach (Jamie) Wilson does a great job with her girls,” said Ashe County head coach Laura Foster. “We appreciate the opportunity to play on such a beautiful golf course at Blowing Rock Country Club.”
Watauga’s Mary Seramur held on to win the match with a score of 47, one stroke ahead of Hardin.
Brooks shot 55, Howell shot 59, Orr shot 60 and Osborne shot 62 for Ashe.
Kate Williams had a 50, Heather Ostwalt shot a 54, Morgan Critcher shot a 56 and Victoria Shukis shot a 58 to round out Watauga’s scoring.
The golf team is scheduled to have two matches this week. Ashe travels to Oakwoods Country Club (Monday) and hosts a conference match at Mountain Aire (Wednesday).
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