Fuquay-Varina’s Brittany Greene recorded a hole-in-one to shake up what has been an otherwise season of routine results in Southwest Wake Athletic Conference girls golf.
The Bengals senior aced No. 8, a par-3, 140-yard hole, on Tuesday at Bentwinds Country Club, but she almost missed seeing her first hole-in-one. Greene thought her shot to the right was short and turned to the back of the tee box.
“But it took a big bounce,” Greene said. “People were freaking out, so I turned back around and saw it roll in. I didn’t freak out, but I was stunned.”
Greene’s three-over par round of 39 also marked the first time she has broken 40 in a high school match.
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The routine part of the season has been the play of Athens Drive sophomore Jennifer Chang and her teammates. The Jaguars have claimed individual and team honors in all six SWAC matches to date.
That would be when Chang, the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A defending state champion, arrived at Bentwinds. She shot even-par 36 with one bogey and one birdie to claim medalist honors for the sixth time this year – five solo and once as co-medalist with teammate Kayla Parsons. They both shot 2-under 34 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Chang’s six rounds are 3-under, 2-under, 1-under twice and even twice.
They said it
“I’m more consistent this year. I haven’t been over par in any of the matches. Last year I was over par some weeks. I’ve got more experience. I’m striking the ball better than last year, but I still have to work on my putting. It was the other way around last year,” Chang said.
Threesomes who mattered
Athens Drive, first place: The Jaguars’ 127 total led by Chang won by nine strokes. Parsons added a 41 and Rachel Lipman 50.
Fuquay-Varina, second place: The Bengals’ 136 score paced by Greene included Anna Bennett’s 44 and Taylor Baker’s 53.
Middle Creek, third place: Freshman Jillian Presiach led the Mustangs with a 41. Emily Hammond shot 48 and Abby Hillian 50.
By the numbers
39: Apex senior Kaley Barts’ round to tie Greene for second place.
41: Scores by three players to share fourth: Presiach, Parsons and Panther Creek’s Jennifer Nagy. Nagy led the Catamounts to a fourth-place finish.
Out of bounds
Chang’s low round of the season, 3-under par at Devils Ridge Golf Club, overcame a double-bogey on the second hole. She followed with an eagle and three birdies.
Thru 7 of 9 conference matches
1. Athens Drive 63
2. Middle Creek 50
3. Panther Creek 49.5
4. Fuquay-Varina 39
5. Green Hope 36.5
6. Apex Friendship 25.5
7. Apex 25
8. Cary 17
9. Holly Springs 9.5