The Laney girls golf team secured the Mideastern Conference Tournament Championship at Belvedere Country Club in Hampstead on Tuesday afternoon and Caroline Cahill captured individual medalist honors after she out-dueled Ashley’s Katy Flax in the second playoff hole of the match for the one-stroke victory.
Cahill closed the day with a 77 after posting a 38 on the front nine, while Jayla Rogers (Laney) placed third as the only other player in the field to finish under 80. Rogers bounced back after an up-and-down nine holes to hit 37 on the back nine.
Hoggard’s Anna Moore took fourth in the competition and Jordan Saunders rounded out the top five with an 87 on the day. South Brunswick had four players in the top 10, including Janie Gooch and Caroline Gland, while Darby Bagshaw placed seventh with a 91 to give Ashley third place on the leaderboard. South Brunswick edged the Screaming Eagles by six shots for runners-up.
Mideastern Conference leaderboard
No. 1 Caroline Cahill, Laney, 38-39=77
No. 2 Katy Flax, Ashley, 40-38=78
No. 3 Jayla Rogers, Laney, 42-37=79
No. 4 Anna Moore, Hoggard, 41-42=83
No. 5 Jordan Saunders, S. Brunswick, 43-44=87
No. 6 Janie Gooch, S. Brunswick, 45-44=89
No. 7 Darby Bagshaw, Ashley, 45-46=91
No. 8 Caroline Bland, S. Brunswick, 54-50=104
No. 9 Danielle Parks, Topsail, 56-51=107
No. 10 Hyla Zouzais, Hoggard, 54-55=109
Team scores: No. 1 Laney, 77-79-108=264; No. 2 S. Brunswick, 87-89-104=280; No. 3 Ashley, 78-91-117=286
Laney 8 Ashley 1
Laney continued its impressive run through conference thanks to another strong all-around effort on Tuesday. Erin Nesselroade and Suzie Schoolfield cruised to straight set wins. Kendall Hanks and Jessica Tucker also grabbed a pair of 6-0, 6-0 results.
Singles: No. 1 Erin Nesselroade (L) def. Julia Koff 6-0 6-2; No. 2 Suzie Schoolfield (L) def. Dani Shrilla 6-0 6-1; No. 3 Kendall Hanks (L) def. Brigit Donovan 6-0 6-0; No. 4 Jessica Tucker (L) def. Skyler Bass 6-0 6-0; No. 5 Sydney Young (L) def. Lara Overby 6-1 6-1; No. 6 Cami Jefferson (L) def. Brianna Concliff 6-0 6-1
Doubles: No. 1 Jefferson/Sofia Kooyman (L) def. Koff/Shrilla 8-8(8-6); No. 2 Grayson Smith/Abby Coderre (L) def. Donovan/Kylee Conway 8-3; Madeline Hayes/Ashley Dunn (A) def. Olivia Davis/Ella Clavadetscher 8-2
Topsail 5 Hoggard 2
Carmen Jordan battled to a three-set victory over Kara Ferner 6-4, 5-7 (10-8) as Topsail battled to a 5-2 victory over Hoggard in a match postponed because of darkness midway through doubles action. The Pirates secured second place in the Mideastern Conference standings.
Caroline Harris, Evlie Parra and Sierra Dougherty all secured wins in singles play, while Dougherty and Sara Major grabbed an 8-4 result at No. 3 doubles.
Hannah Marabel recorded a 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles for Hoggard and Lauren Traflet recorded a 6-1, 6-2 result for the Vikings on court four.
Singles: No 1. Carmen Jordan (T) def. KaraFerner (NH) 6-4 5-7 (10-8); No. 2 Caroline Harris(T) def. Claudia Opper(H) 6-0 6-2; No. 3 Hannah Marabel (H) def. Stephanie Athanas(T) 6-4 6-3; No. 4 Lauren Traflet (H) d.ef Xueyang Li(T) 6-1 6-2; No. 5 Sierra Dougherty (T) def. LindsayDiab (H) 6-2 6-3; No. 6 Elvie Parra (T) def Anna Phelps(H) 6-2 6-0
Doubles: No. 1 Carmen Jordan/ Caroline Harris(T) vs. Ferner/Traflet(H) Darkness; No. 2 Marable/Diab (H) vs. Athanas/Li(T) Darkness; No. 3 Dougherty/Sara Major (T) def. Phelps/Kelly Baker (H) 8-4
New Hanover 8 South Brunswick 1
New Hanover dropped one singles match as Sarah Costa defeated Sydnee Grill 6-0, 6-1, but the Wildcats answered with five individual wins and swept doubles play in an 8-1 victory over South Brunswick.
Singles: No. 1 Sarah Costa (SB) def. Sydnee Grill 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Sophia Retchin (NH) def. Hannah Pieper 6-1,3-6, 1-0; No. 3 Anna Catherine Lloyd (NH) def. Eliza Douglass 6-2,6-1; No. 4 Carly Carter (NH) def. Morgan Stone 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 Julia Eckel (NH) def. Michaela Mcintyre 6-3, 6-1; No. 6 Mabel Tunstall (NH) def. Kezia Matson 6-0, 6-1
Doubles: No. 1 Kate Thompson/Mimi Hearne (NH) def. Sarah Costa/Kezia Matson 8-2; Lloyd/Louise Stephenson (NH) def. Hannah Pieper/Haley Esakov 8-1; No. 3 Mabel T. /Sarah Tetterton (NH) def. Gracie Bivens/Caleigh McGuire 8-0