LaGrange boys golf in ninth, girls in 10th after day one of state tournament

Published 11:13 pm Monday, May 20, 2024

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Day one of the 4A state boys and girls golf tournaments held in Troup County is in the books. It was a warm day at The Fields as the girls battled it out on day one and the conditions were no different for the boys at Highlands Country Club.



The Grangers are poised to improve on last year’s 12th-place finish if they can keep up their strong play on day two. The Grangers sit in 10th place with an overall combined score of 326, 28 shots behind Cedartown in ninth place and four shots ahead of Area foe Trinity Christian.

It was the sophomore show for the Grangers with Caroline Brown and Katie Hale leading the way. Brown shot a 105, good enough for 36th overall individually and Hale was just behind her with a 107. Junior Hudson Wood shot a 114. Lone senior Carlee Roland shot a 117  to start off her final tournament before graduating on Saturday. Sophomore Shelby Siggers shot a 131 to round out the Grangers on the course. 

Madison County leads after day one with a score of 258, just ahead of North Oconee (261) and North Hall (263). It should be an epic three-way battle for the championship at The Fields on Tuesday. 



The boys’ leaderboard is a bit more compact with only 33 strokes separating the leader, Lovett (312), and the 12-place Central Carrollton Lions (345). Hot on Lovett’s heels are North Oconee (317), Benedictine (319) and Westminster (323).

LaGrange sits in ninth place with a score of 336. The Grangers sit just seven strokes back from North Hall, Trinity Christian and Holy Innocents’, who are all tied for fifth place.

Unsurprisingly, it was sophomore star Saxon Chastain leading the way for the Grangers, shooting a 79 which put him tied for 12th overall after day one. Senior Ty Ormsby had a strong showing on day one with an 82 as he looked to go out with a bang. Sophomore Hugh Kersey shot an 87 while senior Ben Woodham shot an 88. Charlie Pitts and Grady Westmoreland shot an 89 and 91, respectively.