The Madison County girls’ golf team tied for sixth out of 16 teams in the state Class AAAA tournament at Waynesboro Country Club May 19.
The girls shot a 281 on the 5,508 course, 24 shots behind Columbus, which won the tournament with a 254. Megan Boswell and Nicole Jordan led MCHS, with both shooting 88. Elizabeth Nix shot a 105, while Eson Atkinson shot a 129.
“I was proud of the way we performed,” said MCHS head coach Brent Bird. “If you would’ve told me this time last year that we would’ve finished won the region championship and finished sixth in the state, I would’ve taken it all day.”
Bird said he was concerned about after graduating two of the team’s top three scorers from last year’s team, but he said the squad followed up the best year in school history with the second best finish.
“That’s a testament to how hard these girls have worked and what type of kids they are,” said Bird. “I’m so proud of the girls. It was a total team effort made by all. We have a program that’s competing at the top of the state on a yearly basis. We have a big middle school group that’s going to be here next year to join three of our returners. It’s the biggest group we’ve ever had coming to us. We’re really excited about getting with some of them this summer and getting to work. We are proud of the success we’ve had and excited about where we think we’re headed in the future.”