Lexington wins Junior Invitational
Lexington High won the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association’s Junior Foundation’s 2nd Annual High School Girls Invitational at the Sanctuary at Cat Island golf club in Beaufort this past weekend.
The Lexington team of Sydney Legacy, Hailey Cleary, Ann Elizabeth Gore and Lauren Stephenson had a score of 226-215—441, 14 shots better than runner-up Bluffton.
Jaqueline Twitty from Chapin earned the low individual title after shooting rounds of 71-68—139, 5-under par. Stephenson was second with a 143 and Kelli Murphy, from Lugoff-Elgin, had a 144.
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Twitty, Stephenson, Murphy and Legacy were named to the all tournament team. Brandi Hammonds, Bluffton, and Nicole Chin, from Dutch Fork, won the longest drive with a 255-yard shot on hole 9.
Spring Valley, Pelion programs honored
The S.C. High School League, on behalf of the National Federation of State High School Associations, this week presented the athletics programs of Spring Valley and Pelion high schools with National Award of Excellence Certificates for the 2012-13 school year.
The Vikings and Panthers were among 24 teams honored by the SCHSL after being nominated by their region opponents. The award is given annually to recognize exemplary sportsmanship, ethics and integrity.
“I think it’s a tremendous honor, and we’re very excited that our peers recommended us for this because, in my opinion, it could have gone to any team in our region,” Spring Valley athletics director Tim Hunter said.
The Vikings have for the past two years used a Student Athletes Leadership Team to promote sportsmanship and leadership.
One team in each region of SCHSL competition is awarded this sportsmanship award each year.
Akilah Imani Nelson