Megan Munro's State Golf Run
November 2, 2012Hoke County High School
As you all know, Megan Munro qualified for the North Carolina High School 4A State Championship. She was one of 60 females participating on Monday and Tuesday at the #6 Course of Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, NC.
In the State Championships, all of these young ladies compete for team, as well as individual laurels. It is a long and grueling tournament that takes the girls close to 6 hours per round to complete.
On day one, it was 51 degrees with wind gusts up to 30 mph cutting through us. Megan was able to shoot an 86 on the first day, after hitting a shot on the 1st hole and breaking her gap wedge due to the hardness of the ground in the area she was taking her shot. She had to go the rest of the day without a club that she uses on every hole. But when we left the golf course that afternoon, Megan was in 5th with her 86 and the top score being a 78. When the day ended, Megan would have the 12th best score.
Day 2, we made it a goal that we just wanted to finish with a better score than the first day, and that maybe everything else would just take care of itself. The weather did not want to cooperate on Tuesday as we were dealing with temperatures from the lower 40's to the upper 40's, rain off and on, and again, 30 - 35 mph wind gusts. Even with the weather, Megan proved that she had ice in her veins, remaining cool and calm and being one of only 6 golfers to improver her score. She would shoot an 85, giving her a two day total of 171. That score ended up being a great benchmark and a favorable showing as a freshman. She finished with the 7th best score in the 4A State Championship, and was 2nd among all freshman and sophomores.
Megan also received many compliments for her manners, etiquette, knowledge, and how great she represented her school and county. We are all proud of her here at The Hoke County High School for the way that she represented all of us this past week and how she conducted herself being a freshman. She now has 3 more years to get better and improve her game, and go after what she wants. The State Title!