As local golf has wrapped up area meets, we present the reported order of our locals. Next up, the state meet on May 20-21.
The Raiders and Lady Raiders both finished 6th in the area, neither of which qualifies for state. The boys shot a 326, while the girls carded a 305. The Raiders did have Smith Caudell shoot 77, thus giving him an individual state bid.
The Lady Warriors finished as Area Runner-Up with a 225, just one stroke off Woodward Academy, thus successfully giving White County a state ticket. The Craig sisters, Caroline and Catie, once again led the way.
The Warriors finished 5th, barely missing the cut for state with a 343, a mere 5 strokes short. Jacob Adams (82) did qualify as an individual.
The Lady Indians finished 3rd, earning a spot at state with a 289. The boys finished 5th with a 337 overall, missing out as a team. But Luke Ramsey (79) and Zack Knell (82) both will represent after qualifying as individuals.
Jefferson / Dawson County / Lumpkin County
The Dragons won the area title with a 317, 12 strokes better than second place. The girls, meanwhile, also qualified with a 4th-place 284.
Dawson County’s boys finished 4th (358), but out of the cut for state. However, Will Howard’s 78 gave him an individual bid. The Lady Tigers finished 6th with a 316, qualifying for state with their score.
Lumpkin County’s boys (386) finished 6th, while the girls (331) came in 8th at area. Ashlyn Burch (94) qualified for the Lady Indians.
Union County / Rabun County / Banks County
Union County’s girls carded a runner-up area finish, qualifying for state.
Rabun’s girls tied for runner-up with Union, but won the tie-breaker and advanced to state. Journey Quilliams led with a 96.
Banks County’s girls shot a 210 to come in 4th, missing the cut as a team for state. However, Chelsea Lewallen posted the best score for non-qualifying teams, coming in 4th with a 95. She will represent the Lady Leopards at state.
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Commerce / Towns County
The Tigers (339) finished as Area Runner-Up, qualifying for state. The girls (160) also earned the runner-up spot and state bid.
The Towns County boys (346) also finished with a state qualifying spot with a 3rd-place finish.
The TFS girls (157) won the area by a single stroke, earning a state bid. The boys (381) finished 8th.