Page takes district golf title, Lady Rockets finish second

Saturday, September 29, 2007
Photos by Anthony Puca The District 11A/AA runners-up Forrest Lady Rockets team: Chelsea Johnson, Amanda Hawn, and Kelsey Holder.

Page senior Kelley Maguigan fired 36-35 at the Lewisburg Recreation Center Golf Course on Monday for a solid 71 to claim medalist honors and lead the Lady Patriots to the District 11A-AA team title by 37 strokes over the Forrest Lady Rockets. Kerby Jones shot 104 for Page's total of 175.

The Lady Rockets were led by freshman Chelsea "The Natural" Johnson, who shot 100, and sophomore Kelsey Holder, who came in at 112 for a 212 total. Johnson, who qualified for the district tournament last year as an eighth grader while attending Cornersville, finished as third medalist.

Johnson played solid from tee to green, but had some trouble around the greens at the Rec Center in carding a front nine 49 and a back nine 51. Holder played steady golf, turning the corner with 55 and finishing the back nine with a 57, to seal second place for Forrest and a spot in the region tournament.

Senior Amanda Hawn was in the middle of a solid round when she had to withdraw because of illness. Hawn will be eligible to play in the district tournament for the Lady Rockets.

Third place honors in the team competition and the final spot in the region tournament went to Marshall County High School who finished with a cumulative team total of 218. Kristin Cheek fired a 94 and Rachel Wolfe turned in a 124 for the Tigerettes.

Cheek, who has been injured most of the year, experienced pain and swelling in her ankle most of the day, but finished the tournament and earned her second consecutive regional spot. The senior completed her comeback from injury by claiming second place medalist honors behind Maguigan.

Rachel Wolfe, who just started playing golf this year to help out her school, struggled with a 67 on the front nine, but turned it around on the back with a respectable 57. Wolfe will be playing in her first region tournament.

Cornersville finished in fourth place, but senior Morgan Carroll and Jessica King qualified for the individual portion of the region tournament. Carroll's 102 also gave her the fourth place medalist spot and King was the most improved golfer as she shot 74 on the front and came in seventeen strokes better on the back nine with a 57 and a 131 total.

Other regional qualifiers are Rebecca Schott from Eagleville and Rachel Murray and Kelly Williams from Cascade. The Region 6 Tournament will take place next Monday Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Buford Ellington Golf Course in Henry Horton State Park.