Salem Lee of Asheboro placed again in the state tournament for girls’ golf. (Randolph Record file photo)
Salem Lee placed fifth for the second year in a row in the Class 3-A state tournament for girls’ golf.
Lee shot rounds of 75 and 78 for a 9-over-par 153 in last week’s tournament at Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Southern Pines.
Asheboro’s Morgan Coward (123-99—222) and Addison Allen (116-113—229) were 74th and 75th, respectively.
Eastern Alamnance’s Emily Mathews won her third consecutive Class 3-A state title.
In Class 1-A/2-A, Providence Grove’s Caroline Wright was fourth at Foxfire Resort and Golf’s Red Course in Foxfire Village.
Wright shot rounds of 82 and 83 for 21-over 165.
Providence Grove’s Morgan Heilig (97-97—194) tied for 32nd and teammate Anna Holloway (117-122—239) was 75th.
Eastern Randolph entrants MacKenzie Gee (111-117—228) and Madison Canoy (117-114—231) were tied for 67th and 69th, respectively.
At Kernersville, Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph in a time of 20 minutes, 42.06 seconds, won the Class 1-A Midwest Regional at Ivy Redmon Complex. The senior had a winning margin of about 27 seconds.
In Class 2-A girls, Providence Grove was fourth in the Midwest Regional to qualify for states. Mai Browder’s 11th-place finish in 21:57.14 led the Patriots.
In Class 2-A boys, Zach Hazelwood of Wheatmore claimed third place in 17:02.86. Robert Burton of Providence Grove was 10th in 17:35.03. Both runners will be in Saturday’s state meet.
Trinity senior Autumn Gentry lost in the first round of the Class 2-A individual state tournament at Ting Park in Holly Springs.
Ellie Spear of Holmes beat Gentry 6-4, 6-1.
Asheboro is the No. 1 seed for the Class 3-A West Region in the state playoffs.
The Blue Comets (19-1-2), the Mid-Piedmont Conference champions, are set to begin their quest for a title with a home game Monday night against a one-win West Mecklenburg team.
On Oct. 21, Asheboro played a 0-0 non-conference tie at Burlington Williams, which is the No. 1 seed in the Class 3-A East Region.
In Class 2-A, Wheatmore (17-0-4) entered the state playoffs undefeated and the No. 2 seed with a scheduled matchup against Monroe.
Also in the field were No. 12 seed Trinity, No. 26 seed Randleman and No. 29 seed Southwestern Randolph.
In Class 1-A, Eastern Randolph held the No. 6 seed and Uwharrie Charter Academy was the No. 19 seed.