The South Central team showed their dominance, much like a well-established program accustomed to winning numerous N.C. High School Athletic Association girls golf championships.
However, the Falcons’ victory at Foxfire Golf Club on Tuesday marked their first championship win.
South Central’s total score of 491 strokes during the 3A championships over two days, which equated to 59-over par, was significantly higher than second-place Hibriten’s score of 523 strokes. This increased the margin between the two schools from just seven strokes on the first day.
The teams in second through fifth place were evenly matched.
Southern Alamance trailed Hibriten by three strokes, Fike, the consecutive state champion, was just one stroke behind Southern Alamance, and Lake Norman Charter was one stroke behind Fike.
3A team scores
- South Central 491
- Hibriten 523
- Southern Alamance 526
- Fike 527
- Lake Norman Charter 528
- South Point 549
- Croatan 558
- Rockingham County 560
- Lee County 578
- Central Davidson 588
- Carrboro 592
- Cape Fear 605
South Brunswick also made history at the school.
Jillian Fatkin has become the first female golf state champion for the Cougars. She held off a tough competition and ended with a two-day score of 153 (9-over par). Three other golfers, Haley Paramore from South Central, Sanaa Carter from Jacksonville, and Trinity White from Hibriten, all finished with a score of 155, just two strokes behind and tied for third place.
Similarly, there were only five strokes between fifth place and 13th.
In the previous year, Carter placed second, Council placed third, and Fatkin came in fourth, indicating that all three have consistently ranked within the top five for two consecutive years. In 2021, Fatkin was third and Carter was the runner-up, making it the third consecutive year that they have both placed within the top four.
The top 10 scores among 3A individuals.
1. Jillian Fatkin, South Brunswick — 153
“Haley Paramore of South Central tied for second place with a score of 155.”
2nd place tie: Sanaa Carter from Jacksonville with a score of 155.
Trinity White and Hibriten both tied for second place with a score of 155.
Bree Council and Fike tied for fifth place with a score of 164.
Tied for fifth place is Mary McCarlie from South Central, with a score of 164.
Tied for 7th place is Lillian Bowman from Hickory, with a score of 165.
Madison Pruden from South Point tied for 7th place with a score of 165.
The ninth place tie belongs to Caitlyn Frisch from Lake Norman Charter with a score of 167.
The ninth place tie goes to Jewel Gilchrist Lopez from Western Harnett with a score of 167.
Tied for ninth place is Madison Brouillard from Southern Alamance, with a score of 167.