THE JACKSON County girls’ golf team saved the best 18-hole round in school history for Monday’s region tournament.
Jordan Garner and Cierra Gunn both shot rounds of 86 as the Lady Panthers carded a school-record 269 in finishing second at the Region 8-AAA tournament and qualifying for the state sectionals.
“This is the best score for the girls in school history,” coach Jeff Algard said. “They played remarkable yesterday and it has been showing all season long with all the golfers on the team.”
Hattie Sewell rounded out the scoring with a 97. Haleigh McCullum also competed, shooting a 100.
“I could not be prouder of the team and their dedication to making the sacrifices to improve with hours of practice to maintain and to correct the areas that are weak,” Algard said.
Jackson County now moves on to the state sectionals May 5 in Tifton.
“I believe that each golfer is realizing the potential they have and are looking to make state,” Algard said. “We have had strong leadership on the team which makes for others to step up and perform to their best. We’re looking forward to what is still to come.”
North Oconee won the region tournament. Morgan County and Hart County also qualified for the state sectionals, finishing third and fourth respectively.