Pinecrest finished as the state runner-up in the NCHSAA 4-A girls’ golf championship, held Monday and Tuesday at Pinehurst.

The Patriots, powered by Jaclyn Kenzel’s rounds of 76 and 73, finished seven strokes back from winner Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons. Kenzel’s 149 total was good enough for a tie for third place in the individual competition.

Jennifer Chang of Raleigh Athens Drive followed Monday’s round of 69 with a 70 on Tuesday to become the first golfer to win four girls’ 4-A individual state championships.

Cape Fear was the top region finisher in the 3-A competition, played at Foxfire. Colts sophomore Toni Blackwell carded rounds of 83 and 81 to finished in 12th place.

— Jaclyn Shambaugh




Team scores

Rockingham Senior 227-228—455, Northern Guilford 249-242—491, Concord Cox Mill 262-251—513, Marvin Ridge 269-259—528, Cape Fear 275-278—553, Lee County 291-276—567, Hickory 280-288—568, Pikeville Aycock 298-284—582, Triton 314-297—611

Individual scores

Hailey Joy, Rockingham Senior 69-76—145, Katharina Floyd, Northwood 73-75—148, Kayla Smith, Burlington Williams 75-73—148

Region individuals

11. Kathryn Elliott, Triton 89-74—163, 12. Toni Blackwell, Cape Fear 83-81—164, 21 Carmen Tucker, Terry Sanford 88-84—172, 22 Morgan McRae, Lee County 90-83—173, 38 Allyson Von Cannon, Lee County 94-91—185, 44 Mary Catherine Hales, Cape Fear 94-94—188, 57 Hallie Ross, Cape Fear 98-103—201, T59 Gabby Tucker, Terry Sanford 102-101—203, T64 Casey Petersen, Cape Fear 105-103—208, 66 Cherokee Hall, Lee County 107-102—209, T73 Mikaylee Flowers, Triton 111-111—222, 75 Lana Klein, Triton 114-112—226

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