Fuquay-Varina’s Brittany Greene recorded a hole-in-one on 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 -over par round of 39 also marked the first time she has broken 40 in a high school match.
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Princeton picks up big win: The atmosphere was not as intense for Princeton volleyball’s latest visit to Lakewood, as the defending 1A state champion Bulldogs picked up a road 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-13) win.
Tuesday’s Carolina 1A Conference match was the first meeting between the two schools since Princeton edged Lakewood in last year’s 1A East regional final, a five-set thriller where the Bulldogs (11-1, 7-0 this year) finally beat the Leopards after being swept in the regular-season meetings and falling in the conference tournament.
“I liked the way we served,” said Princeton coach Paige Renfrow. “We played a decent game, we could have been stronger.”
The Bulldogs graduated four players from last year’s state title team but added West Virginia transfer Daisey Eklund to a lineup that included state championship contributors Taylor Carroll, Emily Ricks, Kortney Edwards, Kelsey Peedin and Hailey Wood.
Eklund leads the team in kills (116), blocks (52) and aces (21).
Girls’ golf races: Athens Drive, Wakefield and Cardinal Gibbons lead their respective conference races in girls’ golf. Athens Drive (63 points) has won every Southwest Wake 4A match this year to lead Middle Creek (50), Panther Creek (45.5) and others.
Wakefield (40 points) leads the Cap-8 4A ahead of Heritage (34), Broughton (26) and others.
Gibbons’ conference, the “Central Carolina,” combines seven schools across three conferences – Big 8 3A, PAC-6 4A, Mid-State 2A – who play the sport and keeps track of strokes for its points.
Gibbons (444) has a commanding lead on Northwood (614), Carrboro (627) and East Chapel Hill (673). Cedar Ridge does not rank because the team missed one match. Chapel Hill and Orange do not have the minimum of three players needed to have a team score.
Millbrook soccer: If the weather holds up, Millbrook will host the “East vs. West Showcase: A night of champions” headlined by a rematch of last year’s 4A boys’ soccer championship at 3 p.m. between Broughton and Pfafftown’s Reagan High.
At 5 p.m., Jacksonville will play Corinth Holders, and at 7 p.m. Millbrook will host Winston-Salem’s Mount Tabor.
Tom Shanahan and D. Clay Best contributed.