YADKINVILLE — Surry Central finished just two shots out of the lead in the first Western Piedmont golf event of the season.
Playing at Yadkin Country Club, the Lady Eagles finished with a team score of 149, while South Stokes won the tournament with a 147.
The Eagles probably would have won the event if third seed Star Burton weren’t home sick, said Daniel Broughton, who coaches Surry Central and North Surry’s lone player, Charlotte Moser.
Star usually shoots about 50 or 51, but she was out with strep throat, said Broughton. Instead, Central’s fourth and fifth seeds both shot 60, which was a big difference from a 50.
Central senior Autumn Senter, a returning all-conference player, finished second as medalist with a 41.
Forbush introduced a tall, talented freshman who beat the field with a 39, the coach said. Mallory Forbes could be a tough challenge every week for Autumn and South Stokes senior Nicole Rogers, another returning all-conference player.
Nicole finished third with a 45, said the coach, and then Central’s second seed finished fourth overall. Sophomore Ellie Kidd shot 48.
The other Central players who both scored 60 were Salem Poindexter and Katie Branch.
As for North’s solo player, Moser, a sophomore, shot 55.
The Western Piedmont event also included West Stokes, Broughton noted.
1. 39 — Mallory Forbes, Forbush
2. 41 — Autumn Senter, Surry Central
3. 45 — Nicole Rogers, South Stokes
4. 48 — Ellie Kidd, Surry Central
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