The Madison County girls’ golf team closed the season just short of a top- 10 finish.
The Lady Raiders shot a 207 Monday at the Class AAAA girls’ state golf tournament at Dalton Golf and Country Club to finish 12th.
Parts of the course had standing water Sunday, but conditions improved by tee-off time Monday.
“It drained well,” coach Doug Kesler said. “I thought the girls played well.”
Cortney Boggs duplicated her round at region, shooting another 100 to lead Madison County.
Taylor Morgan and Kelsey Hochstetler both finished with a 107 to round-out the scoring. Megan Kesler also competed, shooting a 109.
Hochstetler fired a 46 on the back nine, recovering from a 61 on the front nine.
“She played really well on the back side,” Kesler said.
This was Madison County’s first trip to state since 2006. The Region 8-AAAA champions came just seven shots shy of a top-10 finish Monday.
“All four (girls) shot under 110,” Kesler said. “I thought that was pretty good.”
Megan Kesler and Morgan both graduate, but Boggs, Hochstetler and Emily Mann all return next year. Several rising players out of the middle school level should also add to Madison County’s depth in the future, Kesler said.
“We ought to have a good next couple of years,” he said.