Hometown Heroes: Golf

Hometown Heroes: Golf

CorrespondentJuly 19, 2013 

Former Athens Drive girls’ golf state champion Katherine Perry (class of 2009), now a rising junior at North Carolina, has played a vital role in that team’s success.

Last season, Perry played in 10 tournaments for the Tar Heels, and her low score for the year was 69, tied for second-best on the squad. She also was an ACC All-Academic team selection.

Rousse completes career: Courtney Rousse, a Middle Creek graduate (2009), had a stellar senior season at Richmond.

Last season, Rousse played in nine tournaments and averaged 77.27 strokes per round, and finished with a career 79.46 career average. Her highest finish of the season came in the Wendy’s Invitational where she finished fifth with a personal-best 222, 6 over par. Her rounds included 72, 71 and 79. According to richmondspiders.com, her second round was her career-best score.

She also was named to the All-CAA second team and a WCGA All-America Scholar.

The Spiders finished the season with six top-five finishes, winning the Wendy’s Invitational.

Knox stellar after transfer: Andy Knox, an Apex graduate (2010), is in his junior season with the Tar Heels after transferring from UNC-Greensboro.

Last season with the Heels, Knox played in six tournaments; his low score was 69, tied for the third-best score on the year on the team.

Houser, Ashworth play for Camels: Holly Springs graduate Grant Houser (2011), a rising junior at Campbell, was among the leaders of the Camels. He played in 10 events, producing a 77.9-stroke average over 28 rounds.

Fuquay-Varina graduate Harrison Ashworth (2009) played in two events for the Camels. He is a redshirt rising senior.

Ehlert, Thomas at UNC-G: Alex Ehlert, an Athens Drive graduate (2011) now at UNC-Greensboro, continues to find his game. He played in 28 rounds for the Spartans. His lowest round was a 69 with a 76.79 average stroke per 18 holes. His best finish was tied for 19th.

Green Hope graduate Will Thomas (2012) redshirted for the Spartans.

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