After two matches in as many days, Wakefield is just one more meet away from repeating its Cap-8 girls golf conference title. The Wolverines haven’t been topped in league play yet and are led by three of the conference’s four lowest scorers in Lotte Fox, Susannah Ireland and Rachel Hulicki.
Wakefield won Monday’s match at North Ridge Country Club, holding off Heritage 122-124 and Tuesday’s match at Wildwood Green Golf Club 123-130. The Cap-8 season concludes Monday at Heritage with another nine-hole match.
“Some weeks we’re not going to be as good as others,” Ireland said. “What’s important is we come back from every bad week we have.”
Heritage has been second in every match but two, a void filled both times by third-place Leesville Road. Millbrook is in fourth, followed – in order – by Broughton, Wake Forest, Sanderson and Enloe.
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Fox is second in the battle for conference player of the year to Leesville’s Mogie Adamchick.
Adamchick, an Appalachian State recruit, was the first player to shoot under par on the year when she fired a 35 at Heritage and made her medalist twice in two days. She also won top honors at North Ridge with a 1-over 37.
“I just stayed really relaxed and was able to put a good series together (and) got in the zone,” Adamchick said of her medalist round at North Ridge. “I’ve just been trying to have fun. I didn’t want to put pressure on myself this season to come out and expect to win.”
As of now 10 golfers would be heading to regionals from the Cap-8 for all having average scores below 50: Wakefield’s Fox (39.0 nine-hole stroke average), Ireland (41.0) and Hulicki (41.3); Broughton’s Cate Brewer (43.2); Heritage’s Morgan Whitt (45.3), Kallie Faulkner (45.3) and Carly Romano (45.0); Leesville’s Adamchick (37.7) and Madeline St. Louis (47.8); Sanderson’s Alicia Carlson (43.3); Millbrook’s Maddie Day (47.8).
Last year, Wakefield finished third in the 4A East regional to qualify for the state meet as a team.
“The goal for regionals is just to do the best we can,” Ireland said. “It was definitely better to go as a team because you have everybody next to you, working with you and encouraging you. It’s a lot better that way than to do it individually.”
1. Wakefield 48
2. Heritage 40
3. Leesville Road 37
4. Millbrook 25
5. Broughton 23
6. Wake Forest 21
7. Sanderson 15
8. Enloe 6