Troup, LaGrange golf teams excel at state
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Troup and LaGrange golf teams put the wraps on the season by earning top-10 finishes at the Class AAAA state tournament in Athens.
Troup had a successful two days on the way to a seventh-place finish, and LaGrange placed eighth, with Sydney Ormsby leading the way with a fifth-place individual finish.
Troup was led by Sarah Blanks, who shot a 99 in the first round and followed that up with a 97 in the second round.
Taylor Kennedy shot a 105 both days, and Skyler Yates had rounds of 109 and 120.
Cici Kvidt only played in Tuesday’s second round, and she shot a 91.
For LaGrange, Ormsby had a stellar tournament with rounds of 80 and 81, and she finished fifth, just three strokes out of third place.
Sara Burger of Northwest Whitfield won the individual title by six shots with scores of 75 and 72.
Also for LaGrange, Sam Cottle shot a 113 in the first round, and a 110 in round two.
Ally Arp opened with a 119 before shooting a 111 in the final round, and Macee Stone followed up her first-round 124 with a 109 in the second round.
North Oconee won the team title, and Marist, Northwest Whitfield, Columbus and Flower Branch rounded out the top five.
OF NOTE: For more on the Troup and LaGrange golf teams, see Friday’s sports section.