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Lexington, Blythewood, A.C. Flora win state girls golf qualifiers

The Lexington girls golf team won the Class 5A Lower State championship on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.
The Lexington girls golf team won the Class 5A Lower State championship on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Lexington Girls Golf Twitter Page

Lexington, Blythewood and A.C. Flora girls’ golf teams captured team titles, and three individuals earned medalists honors Monday at state qualifying tournaments.

The No. 1-ranked Wildcats shot a 302 and won the 5A Lower State championship by 20 strokes over St. James. Lexington’s Molly Hardwick earned medalist honors with a 5-under 67, and teammates Isabella Rawl (73) and Karlee Vardas finished second and third.

Chapin finished fourth and River Bluff seventh to also qualify for the state tournament.

Blythewood shot a 288 to win the Class 5A Upper State championship in Rock Hill. Ella Stalvey led the way with 70. Parker Stalvey and Lindsey Hoile each shot a 72. Cori Langford had a 74.

The teams head to the Class 5A tournament Oct. 22-23 at Mid-Carolina Country Club.

In Class 4A Lower State, A.C. Flora shot a 364 and edged Myrtle Beach by one stroke for team title. Dreher’s Jordan Guyton was the top individual with a 77. Bonnie Chapman (86) finished fifth and Sara McInnis (88) seventh to lead AC Flora.

The Class 4A championships will be held Oct. 22-23 at Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina.

In Class 3A, Gray Collegiate’s Jensen Castle shot a 68 to earn medalist honors and qualify for the state tournament to be held Oct. 22-23 at Carolina Springs in Fountain Inn. Gilbert shot a 344 and finished second behind champion Oceanside Collegiate.

Gilbert’s Kennedy Gooding finished third with a 71.

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