Madison County’s Megan Boswell fired a 76 Saturday at Hard Labor Creek in Rutledge to win the championship bracket of the Georgia Peach.
MCHS golf coach Brent Bird said Boswell’s round, which included two birdies, was the second-lowest girls’ score in school history.
“Megan worked her tail off last summer and this was just a product of all that hard work,” said Bird. “She was even par through 16 holes and nerves got to her a little bit. It was a good learning experience because she’ll be in that situation again. I’m proud that she was able to put together a round like that and put herself among the best girls golfers to ever come out of Madison County.”
Nicole Jordan shot a 96 Saturday. And Elizabeth Nix finished with a 42 on nine holes. Bird said Nix “had an awesome day as well.”
“She’s only been playing for four weeks,” said Bird of Nix. “I’ve been telling her she was so close to busting out. I don’t know that we’ve ever had a player score that low after four weeks of playing. That’s a testament to her work ethic.”
The girls also played this past week against Prince Avenue at Athens Country Club, though Prince didn’t have enough players to post a score. MCHS girls’ nine-hole scores included: Boswell, 43; Jordan, 44; Elizabeth Nix, 62; and Eson Atkinson, 63.
The MCHS girls shot a 145 on nine-holes at Double Oaks Golf Course Monday, defeating Commerce, 159; and Cedar Shoals, 195. Bowsell shot a 46, followed by Jordan, 47; Nix, 52; and Atkinson, 65.
Meanwhile, the boys also downed Commerce and Cedar Shoals at Double Oaks Monday, with the guys finishing with a 189. Commerce shot a 199; and Cedar finished with a 224.
Drayton Wilkes led the Red Raiders with a 44, while Bradley Pass shot a 45. Other scorers included Bricen Bradberry, 49; Bailey Poole, 51; Mason Bennett, 56; and Tryston Smith, 65.
The guys hosted the Red Raider Classic at Highland Walk Golf Course Saturday, finishing sixth out of seven teams. The guys defeated Chestatee, but finished behind Stephens County, Morgan County, Hart County, Oglethorpe County and Prince Avenue.
MCHS scorers included Pass, 91; Wilkes, 100; Bradberry, 104; Poole, 109; Bennett, 127; and Smith, 135.
The guys also defeated Prince Avenue last Wednesday at Athens Country Club 191 to 203. Pass led the Raiders with a 43. Other scorers included Wilkes, 45; Bradberry, 46; Poole, 57; and Bennett, 58.
Both boys’ and girls’ teams were scheduled to face East Jackson at Double Oaks Wednesday — results weren’t available as of press time. The teams will face Elbert County and East Jackson at Double Oaks April 7, then travel to Highland Walk April 8 to face Franklin County and Stephens County.