Southwestern Randolph’s Lexi Auman putts on the 11th green during Day 1 of the Class 2-A state tournament at Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Pinehurst on October 25, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL
Salem Lee of Asheboro placed fifth in the Class 3-A state tournament for girls’ golf.
Lee shot 88 in Tuesday’s second round to finish with a two-day total of 20-over-par 164 at Foxfire Resort and Golf Club’s Grey Course.
After a first-round 76 on Monday, Lee was just one shot behind first-round leader Emily Mathews of Eastern Alamance.
Mathews went on to win the title, posting 69 on Tuesday to win the championship for the second season in a row. Lee and Mathews are both juniors.
Second place went to Sanaa Carter of Jacksonville with 156 after a pair of 78s. Jullian Fatkin of South Brunswick was third at 157 and Emma Niebauer of High Point Central placed fourth at 163.
In Class 1-A/2-A, the top finisher from Randolph County was Providence Grove’s Carline Wright in ninth place at Longleaf Golf and Family Club.
Wright shot round of 81 and 86 for a 23-over 167.
The winner was Gray Stone Day School’s Katelyn Griggs at 153 (74, 79).
Randleman’s Paulina Palmer ended up tied for 28th after two scores of 95 for 190 total.
Providence Grove’s Morgan Heilig tied for 31st place with scores of 96 and 97 for 193.
Southwestern Randolph’s Lexi Auman tied for 47th with 208 (96, 112) and teammate Lindsey Auman was 68th with 225 (113, 112).
Tuesday at Hendersonville, Wheatmore’s bid for a title run in the Class 2-A dual team state playoffs ended with a 6-0 loss to Hendersonville.
Hendersonville won all six singles matches, with the Nos. 2-5 matches resulting in shutouts.
At No. 1 singles, Hendersonville’s Olivia Pursley topped Kara Comer by 6-1, 6-3. At No. 6 singles, Reece Redden of Hendersonville defeated Carmen Turgeon by 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles weren’t contested because the team outcome had been determined.
Wheatmore finished with a team record of 12-3-1.
Hendersonville heads to next week’s third round with a 15-0 mark.
At Ledford, Asheboro and Ledford didn’t solve a whole lot with their showdown Tuesday night.
The teams tied 1-1 in two overtimes, making it two draws in two meetings for the Mid-Piedmont Conference leaders.
Both teams scored second-half goals. Jose Cortes had the Asheboro goal. The game was rescheduled from Monday night.
Both teams hold 7-0-2 league records with one game to play. They tied earlier in the month 0-0 at Asheboro.
Asheboro (13-1-3) is slated to finish the regular season Wednesday night at home against Montgomery Central.