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by Becky Kimbrell-Norris
WAKEFIELD —The Wake Forest girls golf team captured their first Cap 8 conference match win this season during Tuesday’s round at the Wakefield TPC.
The Cougars finished with 130 points ahead of Heritage and Wakefield, which tied for second with matching scores of 135.
Enloe was fourth followed by Millbrook, Leesville Road, Broughton and Sanderson.
All of the players had a tough time on the course and Savannah Gowarty was the only golfer to shoot in the 30’s. She was low medalist with a 38.
Samantha Bennett of Wake Forest was second with a 41.
Heritage’s Kendra Dalton and Rhea Bhatia both fired a 42.
Amanda Levy of Wake Forest finished the day with a 43 as did Wakefield’s Casey Burroughs.
“While the girls finished in second overall, they would be the first to say, the scores were not very good,” said Wake Forest coach Kevin Lynch.
“Wakefield TPC, though, has been good to us, finishing first the last two years.”
Cara O’Malley and Shreeya Singh of Wakefield had a 43 and 48, respectively, while Wake Forest’s Madie Fingers shot a 46.
Several players qualified for the Mid-East Regionals on October 21. Those include Bhatia, Dalton, Bennett, Burroughs, O’Malley, Singh, Hannah Whitt, Fingers, Kallie Faulkner, and Levy,
The next Cap 8 match will be held today (Thursday) at Hedingham, hosted by Enloe. Then, Tuesday, the teams will play at Wil-mar Golf Course. Both matches start at 3:30 pm.