Region turned out to be a Lady Raider-dominated affair as Madison County golfers earned team and individual championships Monday.
Madison County won its second region title in four years, shooting a 202 at Chateau Elan, and Cortney Boggs nabbed region low medalist honors, shooting a 100.
Taylor Morgan rounded out the scoring with a 102.
“The girls did a really good job of just managing the course,” coach Doug Kesler said. “They played within themselves.”
Though their scores didn’t count, Megan Kesler shot a 112 and Kelsey Hochstetler a 113 as Madison County golfers accounted for four of the top six rounds at region.
The Lady Raiders move on to the state tournament at Dalton Country Club, May. 4.
This is the program’s second-ever trip to the state tournament since starting play in 2003. Madison County’s other appearance came in 2006 when the Lady Raiders won their first region title.
Madison County easily out-shot the competition Monday, beating second-place Habersham Central (232) by 30 strokes.
Kesler noted that the Lady Raiders could have counted their third and fourth scores and still won by seven strokes.
The coach said this year’s group is deserving of its success.
“They’re very coachable,” Kesler said.
Though seniors Megan Kesler and Morgan will play their final rounds at state in May, the team returns three quality golfers next year.
“We got three coming back that can score,” Kesler said.
Prior to the region tournament, Madison County shot a 91 April 15 to down East Jackson, 91-118, at Double Oaks Golf Club, led by a career-low round from Morgan.
Morgan shot a 44 and Boggs added a 47 as Madison County won its regular season finale.