September 20, 2023 at 8:58 a.m.
The West Lincoln girls won first place again Monday (Sept. 18th) at Catawba Country Club. Their team scored of 144 was ten strokes better than Newton-Conover, who again finished in second place. Maiden slipped from third the week before to fourth this time. Fred T. Foard was third with a 166 team score; Maiden finished with 185. East Burke at 187 and Bunker Hill at 189 were 5th & 6th. Melony Hoffman was again the medalist with a 43, Gracie Campbell shot 50, Aynsley Howard 51, Natalee Gentry 53, and Jaylee Smith 56. The Rebels increased their overall Catawba Valley Conference lead to 31 strokes over second place Newton Conover. The Rebels will play their next Conference Match next Monday at Glen Oaks Golf Club at 2:30.
[Thanks to Coach Matt Lytton for keeping us posted on the West Lincoln team.]
East Lincoln, North Lincoln & Fred T. Foard are all scheduled to participate in a Western Foothills Conference match Thursday (Sept. 21st) at Catawba Country Club. In the first conference match at Glen Oaks on the day after Labor Day, East finished second, ten strokes behind first place Hickory. North was third, four strokes behind East, and Foard was fourth, seven strokes behind North.
West Lincoln Middle School hosted a four-way Tri-County Conference golf match at Lincoln Country Club on Tuesday (Sept. 19th). The match also included East Rutherford Middle School, Crest Middle School, and East Lincoln Middle School. The team results were ELMS- 166, WLMS- 185, ERMS- 187, and CMS- 189. Carter Bolinger of ELMS was the medalist with an excellent score of 34. Other scorers for ELMS were Kennedy Gallantine- 39, Sloan McKinney- 41, and Hensleigh Stamey-52. Austin Finger of West Lincoln Middle School shot 41 Other leading scorers for their teams were Austin Finger (WLMS) 41, Cameron Brooks (ERMS) 44, and Pressley Ledbetter (CMS) 46.
Both WLMS and ELMS will be open next week. They will compete on Oct. 10th at Verdict Ridge for the county championship, along with Lincolnton Middle School and North Lincoln Middle School.
[Thanks to Don Hensley for the report on middle school golf.]