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BT, Cambridge win state golf titles
by Greg Oshust
May 29, 2014 09:07 AM | 3810 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo / The Blessed Trinity girls' golf team poses with its Class AAA state championship trophy.
Special Photo / The Blessed Trinity girls' golf team poses with its Class AAA state championship trophy.
The Cambridge and Blessed Trinity girls’ golf teams came away with state championships at the state golf tournaments in Augusta last Monday.

Cambridge won the Class AAAAA girls’ tournament – its first in the program’s brief two-year history – in dominating fashion.

The Bears accumulated a team score of 223 to win the AAAAA girls’ title by a convincing 25-stroke margin over runner-up Gainesville (248).

“It’s a really, really special group of girls,” Cambridge coach Sara Klein said. “We’re really excited to win the state championship in our second year at Cambridge. It’s pretty exciting. We have three girls who will play in college, so they have bigger and brighter things ahead of them.

“We’ve won every tournament we’ve played in this year, so this was the perfect end to an overall impressive season.”

Yale commitment Sabrina Long was low medalist in the AAAAA girls’ tournament with a 1-under-par 71 on the par-72 course to lead the way for Cambridge.

The Bears had three players finish in the top five individually, with Penn commitment Rachel Dai placing third with a 3-over 75 and junior Tiffany Elam finishing tied for fourth at 5-over 77.

Blessed Trinity won the AAA girls’ tournament with a score of 245 to finish four strokes ahead of runner-up North Oconee (249).

It’s the fourth state girls’ golf title for the Titans and the first since 2009.

“It’s been since 2009 since we won a championship and I’m just really happy for the girls that they were able to get a championship – especially my seniors,” Blessed Trinity coach Tamara Chavis said. “[The seniors] didn’t have [a state championship], so this was the first time that they were able to have one.”

Senior Gracie Henderson — a Bradley signee — was low medalist with a 3-over 75 to lead the way for Blessed Trinity, while Gracie’s younger sister Nicole Henderson — a sophomore — provided a big boost for the Titans with a career-best 12-over 84.

Roswell and Johns Creek finished tied for second in the AAAAAA boys’ tournament, with each team posted a score of 303 to place three shots behind champion Peachtree Ridge (300).

Milton (316) finished in sixth place, while Alpharetta (317) tied for seventh with West Forsyth.

Roswell’s Spencer Haigwood and Johns Creek’s Billy Johns each shot even par 72 to finish tied for fifth individually, while Alpharetta’s Chandler Eaton was tied for seventh at 1-over 73.

In the AAAAA girls’ tournament, Johns Creek (254) finished tied for fifth with Woodstock, while Milton (259) was seventh and Alpharetta (269) was 13th.

Johns Creek’s Janet Mao finished tied for fourth with a 2-over 74.

In the AAAAA boys’ tournament, Cambridge recorded a score of 303 to finish tied for fifth with North Atlanta.

In the AAA boys’ tournament, Blessed Trinity finished tied for fourth with Woodward Academy.

Mount Pisgah Christian recorded top-four finishes in both the Class A private school girls’ and boys’ tournaments.

Mount Pisgah (175) finished tied for second in the girls’ tournament with Landmark Christian behind champion Darlington and tied for fourth with Landmark at 311 in the boys’ competition.

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