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