By: Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
September 8, 2013
BOONVILLE — South Stokes put on a strong showing in the first golf match of the season for the newly formed Western Piedmont Athletic Conference.
The 2A league includes former Northwest teams North Surry, Surry Central, South Stokes, West Stokes, with Forbush and Carver.
Carver doesn’t have a team, and West Stokes had just one player compete.
The Lady Greyhounds are rebuilding after losing player of the year Kasie Tolbert, Gatlin Hiatt and Sarah Holleman.
In girls’ play, the top three scores count toward the team’s total. South Stokes’ top three scores were the top three from the whole field at Silo Run Golf Course this past week.
Nicole Rogers shot a 40 to earn the medalist honor. Megan Mabe and basketball standout Kelli Mounce were tied for second at 41.
That gave the Lady Sauras a remarkable 122 team score, 38 shots better than Forbush in second place.
Additionally, Jordan Myrick shot 50 and Rachel Brown 58, but didn’t count toward the team total.
The Lady Falcons scored a 160 as Kelsey Kem shot 52, Alexis Huffman 53 and Ariel Montoya. Kimberly Granger also shot a 62.
Surry Central was third with a 168, thanks to a stellar 44 from Autumn Suter, good for fourth place behind the three Sauras. Salem Poindexter and Erica Edwards each shot 62.
North Surry was fourth at 170. Emma Cassell scored 50, good for fifth place. Rachel Hull shot 59 and Montanna Kuhlman had a 61.
For West Stokes, Alivia Daniels was seventh with a 52.
The Western Piedmont next plays at West Stokes’ home course, Pilot Knob Park in Pilot Mountain. That match will be Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.