It’s time to re-write the Madison County High School girls’ golf record book.
Led by Cortney Boggs’ school-record round of 39, the Lady Raider golfers shot a program-best 82 Tuesday at Hammer’s Glenn to beat Banks County (101) by 19 strokes.
Madison County has fielded a girls’ golf team for nine years.
“Hopefully, we’re starting to come around and everything is getting in line for the region tournament,” coach Doug Kesler said.
The team played Prince Avenue and Jefferson Wednesday at Lane Creek but results weren’t available at press time.
The team heads to The Orchard — site of this year’s Region 8-AAAA tournament — Monday to play Habersham Central. The match will serve as something of a practice round for region, which is April 20.
“Hopefully, we’ll play 18 holes that day,” Kesler said.
As for Tuesday’s match, Boggs became MCHS’s first female golfer to break 40.
“She is just starting to put everything together,” Kesler said, noting that Boggs shot a 39 despite a triple bogey on one hole.
Kelsey Hochstetler added a 43 to help Madison County secure the team record for low score.
In fact, the Lady Raiders’ entire lineup broke 50. Though their scores didn’t count, Emily Mann shot a 44 and Katie Jane Phillips recorded a 49.
Though Boggs and Hochstler have often led the team in scoring this year, Kesler points to the team’s depth, having four players capable of shooting quality rounds in any given match.
“That really gives us the luxury of not having so much pressure on Cortney and Kelsey,” Kesler said.