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Westbrook Christian girls, boys secure berths in state tournament


Ali Porter and Westbrook Christian on Tuesday advanced to the girls state high school golf tournament. (Photo by Nick Johnston | Gadsden Times | File)


 

MUSCLE SHOALS — The Westbrook Christian girls high school golf team secured a spot in the Class 1A-5A state high school golf tournament Tuesday.

The Warriors needed a sudden death playoff to do it, but they clinched a berth in the state tourney for the third consecutive season.

Westbrook and White Plains each finished with a score of 257 after regulation, and since the top three teams advance, the teams went to the playoff.

After each team played the No. 1 hole at Cypress Lakes Golf Club, the Warriors’ team of Ali Porter, Ella Lawley, April Godsey and Hope Cone scored 17, one shot better than the Wildcats.

Alexandria and Muscle Shoals scored 236 and 245, respectively, to land spots in the state tournament as well.

Glencoe managed to place Hope Bishop and Madison Cole in the state tournament as individuals. Bishop and White Plains’ Reagan Thompson each shot 81 to move on. 

Cole carded an 82 to round out the players qualifying from teams that did not advance to the state tournament.

The Warriors play in the tourney Monday and Tuesday at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill. 

 

BOYS

MONTGOMERY — Westbrook Christian clinched a spot in the Class 1A-2A boys state high school golf tournament by finishing third at the South 2 sub-state tourney Monday.

The Warriors finished with a score of 322, one stroke ahead of Donoho for the final spot in the state tournament, which is Monday and Tuesday at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville. 

This is the second straight year Westbrook has reached the state tourney.

John Hilliard Catanzaro had the low score on the day for the Warriors with a 73. 

Parker Brown had a 78. Harrison Martin carded an 83. Jonathan Nichols rounded out the team’s scoring with an 88.