SHS girls take 3rd at Classic

February 28, 2012

The Sweetwater girls golf team took third-place honors at the Sweetwater Classic held this past weekend at Sweetwater Country Club. The team included, from left, Alex Gomez, Rachel Hunt, Elise Lawrence — who was also the fourth-place medalist — Amy Witt, and Haylee Stewart. (Courtesy Photo)

The Sweetwater High School girls golf team shot a two-day total of 776 at the Sweetwater Classic for a third-place finish this past weekend.
Only Abilene High (707) and Abi-lene Cooper (719) finished ahead of Sweetwater, which was in fourth place after an opening 385 on Friday but moved up one position on Saturday after a finishing 391. Jim Ned (793) and Wylie (801) completed the top five, while Sweetwater’s No. 2 team shot 866 to place eighth and the No. 3 team shot 951 to place 12th among the 14 teams in the field.
Sweetwater’s Elise Lawrence shot 88-90-178 to place fourth among medalists. Abilene High’s MacKenzie Curnett (170) won the title, followed by Abilene High’s Lauren Langford and Cooper’s Ilyana Benavidez, who shot 177s to edge Lawrence. Langford was declared the runnerup after winning a playoff. Only two shots separ-ated the next four golfers behind Curnett. Completing Sweetwater’s No. 1 team were Alex Gomez (93-98-191), Amy Witt (96-105-201), Rachel Hunt (111-98-209) and Haylee Stew-art (108-105-213).
Molly Fincher (104-108-212) and Sierra Hernandez (108-104-212) led the No. 2 team, which also included Alexis Castillo (108-115-223), Laney Wallace (121-104-225) and Tatum Maxwell (115-125-240).
The No. 3 team was led by Caroline Lawrence (114-112-226) and also had Rachel Gray (113-123-236), Corynn Martin (120-117-237), Bailey Bernal (127-125-252) and Kala Wofford (132-127-259).
Maddie Howard (131-118-249), Megan Carney (111) and Angelica Collier (131) played as medalists.

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