Pine Lake Prep secures victory in NCHSAA 1A/2A girls golf championship; Christ the King's Malerie Lague claims individual title.

Pine Lake Prep secures victory in NCHSAA 1A/2A girls golf championship; Christ the King’s Malerie Lague claims individual title.

Two schools from the Catawba Shores Conference achieved a milestone in the history of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A/2A girls golf championships.

Pine Lake Prep achieved a milestone by winning the girls golf team championship at Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe.

The Pride achieved a total score of 516 over the course of two days, 84 strokes above par. They were 16 strokes ahead of Thomas Jefferson and 21 strokes ahead of West Lincoln.

On the first day, West Lincoln was ahead of Pine Lake Prep by two strokes. However, on the second day, Pine Lake Prep improved their score by 14 strokes, while West Lincoln’s score increased by 11 strokes.

Newton-Conover, the team that has won two consecutive championships, did not make it to the qualifiers this year as a complete team, but they did have some individuals who qualified.

The score for the 1A/2A team.

  1. Pine Lake Prep 516
  2. Thomas Jefferson 532
  3. West Lincoln 537
  4. Clinton 575
  5. East Surry 578
  6. Union Academy 588
  7. Gray Stone Day 597
  8. Franklin Academy 623
  9. North Moore 627

Malerie Lague made history by becoming the first female golf champion for Christ the King, winning the individual title. She had been the runner-up in the previous year.

On the first day, Lague, a junior, held a seven-stroke lead after shooting an even-par score. Despite being three-over for the tournament with a total of 147, she maintained a nine-stroke advantage over second-place Paisley Freda of Pine Lake Prep, who finished at 12-over par.

Beaty Lanier of East Duplin (161, 17-over) was third, Bradford Prep’s Emily Rosenschein (163, 19-over) was fourth and Newton-Conover’s Celeste Little and Melony Hoffman of West Lincoln tied for fifth (164, 20-over).

Top 10 scores for individuals in categories 1A and 2A

1. Malerie Lague, Christ the King — 147
2. Paisley Freda, Pine Lake Prep — 156

Beaty Lanier from East Duplin had a total score of 161.

The person referenced is Emily Rosenschein, a student at Bradford Prep, with a score of 163.

Celeste Little from Newton-Conover tied for fifth place with a score of 164.

Tied for fifth place is Melony Hoffman from West Lincoln with a score of 1641.
7. Hannah Lineberry, Gray Stone Day — 165

Lilly Whitten from West Stanly High School scored 166 points.

In ninth place, tied with Allison Song from Raleigh Charter, is a score of 168.

9th place (tie): Mackenzie Crossman from Chatham Charter with a score of 168.