Huntsville’s Girls Shoot a Record 3-Under To win the 6A/7A Section 4 Golf Title

      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.

CLASS 6A/7A, SECTION 2: Hoover posted a 10-over 226 Monday to win the Section 2 team championship at Section 2.  Mychael O’Berry led the Lady Bucs with a 2-under 70 over the 18-hole round. Julie Baker also shot a 77 and Carson McKie, 79 for Coach Lori Elgin’s team.
     Spain Park was second at 237 and Auburn was third at 261. Caroline Waldrop led the Jaguars with a 72, and Julian Susce shot a 77.   Cailyn Hyun of Auburn also shot a 78.
CLASS 4A/5A, SECTION 4:  Russellville’s girls, coached by Deedra Moore, won the team competition with a 259 total. St. John Paul II was second with 281 and Deshler, third, at 284.   Anna Fassnacht of Brooks was low medalist with a 3-under 69.  Shelby Tacon of Madison County was second at 76.
   Leading Russellville was Ashton Moore’s 82. Kaylee Bryant of Deshler also shot an 82.
CLASS 1A/3A, SECTION 4: Clements won the team title with a 361.  Makayla Browning’s 107 led the Lady Colts.   Hannah Pope of Mars Hill Bible was the low medalist shooting a 1-over 73, and Anna Seahorn of Red Bay was second with an 81.

John Racciatti’s 3-under 69 led McGill-Toolen to a 295 total and the Section 1 championship. Brent Wright also shot a 73 for the Yellow Jackets. Fairhope was second at 308. Jack Henson of Fairhope and J. Michael Riley of Davidson also shot 75’s.
CLASS 7A, SECTION 2: Auburn won the Section 2 team competition with a 297 total.  Enterprise was second at 328.  Low medalist honors were shared by Connor Newton and David Baker of Coach Billy Ramsay’s winning Tigers.   Addison Nix also had a 2-over 74. Brason Francisco carded a 79 for the Wildcats’ best score.
CLASS 5A, SECTION 1: St. Paul’s Episcopal took first place and Alabama Christian was second. No individual results were received.
CLASS 5A, SECTION 3: Etowah won the team competition with a 333 total.   Tee Brown led the Blue Devils with an 80.
     Mortimer Jordan was second at 338, Hayden followed at 345 and Sylacauga was fourth with a 348.   Low medalist honors belonged to Garrett Johnson of Mortimer Jordan, who shot a 6-under 66. Sylacauga’s Hayden Simpkins was second over with a 77.
    CLASS 4A, SECTION 3: White Plains shot a team 315 to win the Section 3 championship at Silver Lakes Golf Club.     Oneonta shot a 326 to finish second and DAR was third at 365, finishing just one stroke ahead of fourth-place Hokes Bluff (366).
     Layton Bussey’s 74 was the best single round overall. Coleman Hayes also had a 78 for White Plains.  Will Patrick of Oneonta also shot a 75, Matt Johnson of North Jackson carded 77 and Easton Jones of DAR had a 78.
CLASS 1A/2A, SECTION 4: Decatur Heritage’s John Reese Hamn fired a 2-under 70 to lead the Eagles to the Section 4 title. Coach John LeBlanc’s team shot 297 to win by 29 strokes over runner-up Mars Hill Bible.  Mac Murphy also shot a 72 and Sam Murphy 74 for Decatur Heritage.
     Cody Maddox shot even-par 72 to spark Marion County to a third-place finish (336).  Ike Alexander paced second-place Mars Hill with a 74, and teammate John Moody carded a 75.

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