|Huskies, Vikings Golfers Headed To State|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:01|
For the first time in school history, the Ashe County High girl's golf team will be sending a pair of golfers
to the North Carolina High School Athletics Association Class 2A state tournament.
Junior Olivia Barr and freshman Sarah Hardin both qualified for the state tournament on Monday. Before Barr anda Hardin came along, Chelsea Sexton had been Ashe County's only state qualifier in girl's golf.
Hardin was 20th at the Class 1A/2A Central Regional at Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, N.C., with a score of 109; Barr finished in a two-way tie for 22nd place with a 113.
Avery qualified its entire team for the state championships following a second-place finish at the Class 1A/2A. Western Regional at the Linville Falls Golf Club in Marion, N.C.
The Vikings finished with a team score of 292; Hendersonville won the regional championship by besting the field with a team score of 285. Paige Church of the Vikings finished in a three-way tie for first, but won the regional title in a playoff with a score of 87. She defeated Juliet Townsend of Hendersonville and Erin Campbell of Bessemer City.
Devyn Plyler of Avery finished in a two-way tie for sixth with a 97; Bridgette Smith of the Vikings finished tenth with a 108.
The NCHSAA Class 1A/2A girls's state championship will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 28-29 at the Longleaf Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.
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