Published: Nov 06, 2006 08:44 AM
Modified: Nov 06, 2006 08:44 AM
PINEHURST ¬ó Junior Julia Strandberg of Greensboro Page High shot a 2-over-par 74 on Tuesday and held on to win the NCHSAA 4-A Girls Golf Championship at Pinehurst No. 5.
Strandburg was among three golfers tied for the lead after the first round in the 36-hole event on the par-72, 5,709-yard layout. But her closing round was good enough for a two-shot advantage over a trio of
golfers, including Leesville Road High's Jennifer O'Connor, Green Hope High's Colleen Estes and Virginia Mayer of Charlotte Myers Park High.
Strandburg, Estes and Mayer shared the lead after Monday's play, while O'Connor won the individual title back in 2004.
Defending champion Julie Saleeby of Broughton High finished in a tie for sixth with Chapel Hill High's Michelle Ahn and behind fifth-place finisher Erica Creed of Northwest Guilford High.
Myers Park and Asheville Reynolds were knotted for the team lead after the first day, but Myers Park tallied a 154 team score Tuesday to finish at 311, nine shots ahead of Northwest Guilford. Reynolds fell to fifth, training Gastonia Ashbrook and Greensboro Page.
The best two scores of a team counted toward the team total. A total of 80 golfers and 25 teams competed in the event.
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