LADIES GOLF: Three Lady Braves qualify for Regional Meet

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REGIONAL-BOUND: Cherokee Lady Braves golf team members Kalista Luther, Danicka Huskey, and Awee Sequoyah have qualified for the 1A/2A West Regional golf competition at Cedar Rock Golf and Country Club in Lenoir starting on Monday, Oct. 15. (Photo contributed)


Three members of the Cherokee Lady Braves golf team have qualified for the 1A/2A West Regional competition starting Monday, Oct. 15 at Cedar Rock Golf and Country Club in Lenoir.  A total of 58 young ladies will compete for the 26 spots to qualify for the state meet on Oct. 22-23 at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club in Foxfire Village.

Sharon Bradley, Lady Braves golf head coach, commented, “We do not have enough teams for conference play; however, Murphy and Hayesville do have teams.  We have played Franklin, North Buncombe, TC Roberson, and Rabun Gap (Ga.) – all of whom have really good golfers.”

She noted that to qualify for the regional competition, ladies have to score a 55 or better average on their five best matches.  “On Tuesday morning, the last day to qualify, Danicka Huskey had a 55.8, Awee Sequoyah had a 55.6, and Kalista Luther had a 56.  We traveled to Weaverville to play North Buncombe at Reems Creek Golf Resort for our last match.”

Bradley noted that Luther and Huskey both shot a 53 and Sequoyah shot a 54.  “All three girls scored low enough to bring their averages down to qualifying status.  Kalista, on her last hole, last putt, scoring a 52 at that point, sunk a three-foot putt to put her score under enough to qualify.”

The ladies will begin regional competition with a practice round on Sunday, Oct. 14 followed by tee times starting at 8am on Monday.

– One Feather staff report