The Madison County girls’ golf team hopes its Monday performance at Apple Mountain is a sampling of bigger things to come.
Led by Cortney Boggs’ 42, the Lady Raiders again broke 90 with an 89-102 victory over Habersham Central with the regular season winding down.
Madison County will return to Apple Mountain Monday for the Region 8-AAAA tournament, which is an 18-hole event.
So far, the girls’ golf team has enjoyed a banner year. The Lady Raiders posted a school-record 82 last week and have lost just one match this year — to two-time defending Class AAA champ Franklin County.
And now, a second straight region championship is in their sights.
“I’m proud of what the girls are doing,” coach Doug Kesler said. “I think they’re starting to get in the groove and getting into the region tournament.”
Prior to beating Habersham Central, the Lady Raiders shot a 91 to beat Jefferson (100) and Prince Avenue (115) at Sunrise Golf Course. Boggs fired a 41, while Kelsey Hochstetler, Emily Mann and Katie Jane Phillips each shot 50.
Madison County followed that up with Monday’s stellar round at Apple Mountain, which was its second sub-90 total for the year.
Following Boggs was Hochstetler, who added a 47. Mann (49) and Phillips (54) both played but didn’t score.
Making Madison County’s Monday score of 89 all the more impressive is that the total included a six-putt on one hole.
Kesler notes the possibilities at region if those extreme scenarios are kept in check.
“If all four of them, if they can just eliminate just one or two bad holes … then we’ve got a chance to score really well,” Kesler said.
With the region tournament being 18 holes, Kesler hopes his team can shoot around 90 on both the front and the back nine Monday at Apple Mountain Monday in its quest for another 8-AAAA title. The team will play a practice round at Apple Mountain Sunday to prep for the event.
“We’d really like to shoot 180,” Kesler said. “That would be a good goal for us.”