Huntsville High School’s girls’ golf team s shot a 3-under par 213 at the AHSAA Class 6A/7A Section 4 golf tournament held at Canebrake Golf Course in Athens Monday to capture the section title. The team advances to sub-state play May 2 at Birmingham’s Highland Park Golf Course.
The sub-par total for Huntsville is the lowest total reported on record in section play history.
Muscle Shoals finished second with a 15-over 231 total and Athens, third, at 236.
Coach Clifford Pate’s Panthers were led by eighth grader and defending Class 6A/7A state champion Michaela Morard, who fired a 3-under 69 for the 18-hole competition. Fellow eighth grader Sarah Utley and senior Emily Lankford each carded an even par 72.
Micheala Williams of Athens shot a 4-undrr 68 to earn low medalist honors for the 62-player field. Fort Payne duo Ella Kate Patterson and Alexis Chambers each shot a 1-under 71. Ally Williams of Athens and Stephanie Whitman of Sparkman also carded 3-over 75’s.
In other AHSAA Section golf action Monday:
CLASS 6A/7A, SECTION 1: Senior Virginia Green shot a 1-under 71 to earn low medalist honors helping Fairhope claim the Section 1 golf championship. Kate Dean also had an 84 and Mary Harris, 85, as the Pirates finished at 240 – 25 strokes ahead of runner-up Enterprise (265). Spanish Fort, led by Amelia Bjuro’s 5-over 77, was third at 266.