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Match 4 at Pinehurst #1 (Pinecrest)
September 23, 2010By Buddy Currie of Hoke County High School
On September 21st, we traveled to Historical Pinehurst Resort to play the #1 Course. In this match, we knew that we had a lot to build on because we had just over taken Richmond for third place. We had to finish close to them. As the girls got off the bus, the mystique and charm from the history of the course was starting to set in. They just could not believe what they were getting into. Sophmore Shayla Stokes said “Tiger walked down this hall, look there he is on that wall.” After the awe had ran over, they knew that it was time to get down to business. The Lady Bucks shouldered their bags and headed to their assigned holes. Little did they know that they were about to have a break through. By watching the match and seeing some of their expressions after getting into the rough and into some of the sand traps a few times, worry started to set in. But in the end, they did not disappoint. With the same 10 stroke goal, we needed to break 500 for the first time. They did just that, in fact Alicia Arrington (110), Jessica Patterson (112), Sage Evans (117) and Tember Drewry (119) shattered the goal as the qualifying medallists with a total of 458. Almost breaking their goal by 40 strokes. Non medallists were Jimme’ Patterson (127) Shayla Stokes (131) and Courtney Sutton (139) helped us round out our team total at 855, beating our team total by 29 strokes. That is a big jump, and one that should not go unrecognized. Pinecrest (1st, 381), Scotland (2nd, 419), Richmond (4th, 459), Purnell Swett (5th, 465), and Lumberton (6th, 484) rounded out the meet. **Scores were not final upon departure. I told the ladies that we had set a new bar, we have to pull ourselves up and over that bar now. I know they can do it, they have proven that to me. Now we build from here. The Lady Bucks will go into next weeks meet at Foxfire (Richmond) with a 1 point lead over Richmond for 3rd place and behind Scotland for 2nd place by 6 points. “It is in our sights and in our reach, we just have to go get it” were the words that Courtney Sutton said with a smile on her face after the 4th match of the year. Good luck girls and keep working hard, All of Hoke County is proud of your improvement and accomplishments and are behind your as you travel to your next meet. Go Get EM Bucks!!!