OLA & SSC end links season as state runner-up
By Joseph W. Gex, II
May 16, 2017, 23:41
Both Our Lady Academy and St. Stanislaus College have made a habit of finishing strong at the state golf match. For the third consecutive season, the Crescents finish as Class I girls state runner-up while this year marks the fifth consecutive season that the Rocks have finished either Class 4A state runner-up or state champion. The Rocks won the Class 4A state championship in 2014 and 2015.
The Class I girls state championship.was held at Big Oaks Golf Club in Saltillo and hosted by Tupelo Christian Prep.
OLA's squad was comprised of Callee Breland, Katie Albright and Gabby Zimmerman.
Breland shot rounds of 72 and 81 for a two-day total of 153 followed by Albright with rounds of 96 and 93 for a total of 189. Zimmerman added rounds of 125 and 122 for a total of 247.
Nettleton won the Class I girls state title while Breland finished second overall, individually. Nettleton had a total of 329 and OLA finished with 342.
The Pass Christian Lady Pirates competed in the Class II girls state tournament at Canton Country Club.
Taylor Gaston shot rounds of 100 and 89 for a total of 189 followed by Lexie Baggett with 101 and 91 for a total of 192 and Margot Bullock with 113 and 124 for a total of 237 the Lady Pirates were eighth out of 14 teams with a total of 381. Germantown won the Class II girls state title with 324 points.
St. Stanislaus competed in the Class 4A boys state tournament held at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia with Newton County being the host team. SSC previously won the Division 8-4A title for the sixth straight season.
After the first day of competition, the Rocks had a three stroke lead over the field.
Patrick Powers led SSC with rounds of 81 and 82 followed by Vincent Almerico with 83 and 82, Penn St. Paul 90 and 83 and Walker Montjoy with 87 and 98. Malone Harrison shot a 79 on the first day but was not able to complete the match and missed the second day.
The Rocks finished with a two-day total of 675 behind champion Caledonia's 653.
The Hancock Hawks had two representatives playing in the Class III girls state golf tournament held at Clear Creek golf Course in Bovina and hosted by Warren Central.
The two Lady Hawks competing individually were Whitney Eakins and Karringten Perkins. Eakins was hot rounds of 112 and 106 while Perkins had rounds of 117 and 114.
The Hawks also had two representatives playing in the Class 6A boys state golf match held at Tupelo Country Club. Tyler Haskins shot rounds of 84 and 78 while Ethan Peeler had rounds of 89 and 82.