Three local high school golf teams capped off their two days of play with a state championship trophy in hand. The White Plains girls (Class 4A-5A), Westbrook Christian girls (Class 1A-3A) and Westbrook Christian boys (Class 3A) all won state crowns in very impressive fashion at the Robert T. Jones Hampton Cove Golf Course in Huntsville. It marks the 2nd consecutive title for the Lady Wildcats and Westbrook boys. (Photo credit: Emily Harrell)
CLASS 4A/5A GIRLS
Coach Marcus Harrell’s White Plains girls shot 243-241—484 to win the state crown for the second year in a row. UMS-Wright (535), Demopolis (570) and Russellville (604) finished 2-3-4.
Helena’s Grayson Gladden shot 2-under 70 for the best round of the competition and earned low medalist honors with a 3-over 147. Anna Reid of Demopolis shot 74 Tuesday and finished three shots back at 150. Layne Dyar had White Plains’ best effort with a 79-78—157.
CLASS 1A/3A GIRLS
Westbrook Christian, coached by Misti Fairchild, made it sweep for the Warriors as the girls followed the boys to the winner’s circle. Last off the course Tuesday, Westbrook won the 1A/3A girls’ state championship with two consistent rounds. The Warriors shot 263 Monday and 264 Tuesday to finish at 527. Winfield was second 11 strokes back at 538. Bayside Academy was third at 576 and Clements (711) was fourth.
First-day leader Jacksonville Christian’s Chloe Borders shot a low-round 81 Tuesday and won 1A/3A medalist honors with 15-over 159. She won by four strokes over Mars Hill Bible’s Hannah Pope (163), who shot an 82 Tuesday. Ellie Porter was fourth overall for Westbrook recording rounds of 84-85 for 169. Bayside Academy’s Tori Roush shot an 83 Tuesday – bettering her Monday total (103) by 20 strokes and finished 10th overall.
CLASS 3A BOYS
Low medalist John Catanzaro of Westbrook Christian followed Monday’s blistering 66 with a 3-over 75 to finish at 3-under 141 for the tourney as Coach Edward Brookins’ Warriors won the 3A state title for the second year in a row with a 612 team total. William Wetherington shot even-par 72 for Westbrook’s best round and the only par or better round in the 3A competition Tuesday.
Indian Springs finished second with a 639, 26 strokes behind the winners. Bayside Academy (656) was third and Glencoe (660) was fourth.
Jack Sims of Glencoe shot a 74 Tuesday to finish at 146 and claimed individual runner-up honors.
*Statistical releases: Alabama High School Athletic Association (www.ahsaa.com)