East Surry Wins FH2A Golf Championship

East Surry rookie Sophie Harris was Monday’s Foothills 2A Conference Championship medalist as well as regular season player of the year.

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STATE ROAD – East Surry won the championship at the Foothills 2A Conference Golf Tournament held October 10 at Cedarbrook Country Club.

The Cardinals’ win in the conference tournament gave East Surry a sweep of the FH2A Best Team Awards, with the Cards also winning the regular season championship.

“I’m really proud of our girls and the growth they’ve had throughout our season,” said East Surry coach Chad Freeman. “We had such a difficult year in 2021 in so many ways, but especially with Covid – we were only able to play one game last season with a full line-up of girls. This year, we had more regularity.

“Every girl on the team was able to contribute to a game-winning score and help us win the conference. I am also blessed that they are big kids and it is a joy to coach them.

East Surry rookie Sophie Harris was the Championship competition medalist with a low 42 strokes. She was also named FH2A Player of the Year for the season and Freeman was named FH2A Coach of the Year.

“Sophie Harris didn’t play her best in the first two games of the conference season, but was off the rest of the season en route to earning conference player of the year honors,” Freeman said. “She’s just a freshman, and with hard work, she has an incredible future ahead of her.”

Cardinals Claire Hardy (57) and Katie Pell (62) were East Surry’s other two scorers in the conference tournament. East Surry won with a team score of 161, followed by Wilkes Central at 186, Surry Central at 187, North Surry at 188 and North Wilkes at 205. Forbush did not take part in the team competition, but a golfer participated in the tournament as an individual.

“I’m proud of Claire Hardy, especially with her improvement in the second half of this season,” Freeman said. “She was able to end her career with a conference championship as well as all-conference honors.

“Sophie Hutchens did a great job for us even though she missed three games being a double tennis/golf player. Although she missed three games she almost ranked quite high in the season standings to win All-Conference. If she had been able to play in the conference tournament, she probably would have won the All-Conference title in golf and tennis, but we are especially proud that she won the tennis singles title from the conference.

“Zona Raasch and Katie Pell have both shown improvement over the year and both will be able to come back for us next year. I can’t wait to see how much each of them can improve for 2023.”

TOP INDIVIDUAL SCORER

1. Sophie Harris (ES) 42

2. Emma Nobles (WC) 47

3. Kylee Brown (FB) 49

4. Claire Hardy (ES) 57

T5. Gwyn Bode (NS) 61

T5. Josie Tompkins (NS) 61

T7. Ragan Hall (SC) 62

T7. Katie Pell (ES) 62

T7. Cameron Cruise (SC) 62

T10. Kaylin Moody (SC) 63

T10. Ava Hall (NO)

TEAM RESULTS

The top three individual performances per school contributed to the team score.

East Surry 161

Sophie Harris42

Claire Hardy57

Katie Pell 62

Wilkes Central 186

Emma Noble 47

Ashlyn Landrum 67

N/A 72

Surry Central 187

Ragan Room 62

Cameron Cruise 62

Kaylin Moody 63

Surry North 188

Gwen Bode 61

Josie Tompkins 61

Molly Easter 66

Erin Moore 67

Meredith Hicks 67

Forbush

Kylee Brown 49

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