Freshman Emilia Migliaccio of Athens Drive shot one of the best rounds of high school golf ever in the state on Tuesday when she fired a six-under par 29 in nine holes at the Lochmere Golf Club during a Southwest Wake Athletic Conference match.
Her 29 ties the N.C. High School Athletic Association state record. Ashley Thompson of Canton Pisgah had held the state girls record with a 29 on the par-34 Lake Junaluska Golf Club in 2012.
The boys record also is 29, shared by Green Hope’s Michael Cromie at the par-34 Prestonwood Country Club in 2007 and Will Abee of East Burke at the par-36 Silver Creek Plantation in 2002.
Migliaccio had an eagle on No. 4 and added four birdies.
“I had a really good start,” Migliaccio told The Cary News. “I actually missed two or three putts, but I just found the right line and putted in it.
“I didn’t even know I shot a 29 until after I added everything up.”
Coach Dave Snyder said Migliaccio was exceptional with her short game on Tuesday.
“She is always a tremendous putter and she was bombing it off the tee,” Snyder said. “But she was great with her wedges. She was hitting it wherever she wanted.”
Migliaccio said she’s thoroughly enjoying her first year of high school golf and the team aspect that doesn’t exist in youth golf tournaments.
“I love high school golf so far. I love all of my teammates and my coach,” she said. “I’ve just always had a good time. There’s just never been anything wrong with it.”
Holly Springs’ Leigha Holt shot 33, which ranks among the top 10 scores in NCHSAA girls’ golf history.
Green Hope won the match with a 110 followed by Athens Drive (116) and Holly Springs (117).
Other rounds: Jessica Kittelberger of Ravenscroft shot a one-over 34 at Wakefield Plantation on Tuesday in a dual golf match with North Raleigh Christian. Natalie Warren added a 39 for the Ravens in the 124-141 victory.
Savannah Gowarty of Sanderson was the medalist in a Cap 8 4A match with a 38 at Wakefield TPC. Wake Forest topped Wakefield 130-135 for the team title.
Bob Gibbons camp: Basketball recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons is holding his 27th annual evaluation camp on Sept. 28-29 at the Carolina Courts at Indian Trail.
“It is a basics camp,” Gibbons said. “What I want to do is assess the players’ basic skills, not just their athletic ability.”
Hat trick: Carrboro’s Katie Wilson recorded her third hat trick (three-goal game) in the Jaguars’ 5-1 field hockey victory over Cardinal Gibbons this week. Carrboro (7-4) plays at East Chapel Hill (5-1) on Thursday.
Broughton runners: Broughton, the NCHSAA 4A boys cross country champions in 2011 and 2012, won the Knights Crossing Invitational at Salem (Va.) Green Hill Park last weekend.
The Caps’ Will Roberson (15:39.8), Asher Smith-Rose (15:48.8) and Jeremy Brown (15:56.4) finished Nos. 2, 4 and 7. John Dalton Rohr (16:03.7) was No. 9 and Peter Milsaps (16:09.7) and Will Sandin (16:14.5) were 12 and 13.
Danville (Va.) Washington’s Matthew Brafford won the race (15:21.8).
Soccer scoring: Austin Maune of Millbrook leads area 4A players in boys soccer scoring with eight goals and seven assists for 23 points. The only other 4A player among the top 15 area scorers is Logan Shytle of Heritage with 9 goals and 4 assists.
Maune and Shytle each scored in Heritage’s 3-1 victory over Millbrook on Monday.
The scoring leaders are dominated by private school players. Sanford Grace Christian has four players among the top 10 scorers and Raleigh Christian and Raleigh Friendship have two each.
Staff writer J. Mike Blake contributed to this story