Salisbury girls golf team wins state championship
SOUTHERN PINES— Salisbury’s Isabella Rusher held off the field to win the individual championship on Tuesday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state 1A/2A women’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club.
Rusher had a three-shot lead over the field after the first day with a 74 and shot an 83 on Tuesday for a 157 total, but it was enough to win the title by a single shot. Allea Hawkins of Hendersonville and Emily Brooks of Pittsboro Northwood each had 158s, with Brooks shooting a 79 on the final day.
Lily Yatawara of Salisbury and Mary Frances Hall of Elkin were tied for fourth at 162. Hall had the best round of the second day with a 77.
Salisbury rolled to a convincing 33-shot victory in the team standings after holding a 20-stroke lead after the first day. Salisbury recorded a 496 to 529 for runner-up Pittsboro Northwood, with East Surry third at 541.
Salisbury was second to champion West Henderson in last year’s championship that had 1-A, 2-A and 3-A schools together.