Laney’s Caroline Cahill in the hunt after day one of 4A Golf Championship at Pinehurst

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PINEHURST— Laney High School standout Caroline Cahill is in the hunt for an individual title after the UNC-Wilmington commit fired a two-over-par, 72, on Monday during the opening round of the two day North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A Championship being held at Pinehurst No. 5.

Caroline Cahill, left, and Jayla Rogers opened Monday at 4A state championship. Photo courtesy- Laney Golf
Caroline Cahill, left, and Jayla Rogers opened Monday at 4A state championship. (Photo courtesy- Laney Golf)

Cahill scored a pair of bogeys on the front nine after teeing off around 8 a.m. in the lead group and sat three-over before carding birdie on the par-4, 311 yard 12th hole. A second birdie on the par-3, 121 yard 15th put her just one stroke from even par, but Cahill bogeyed the par-5, 17th to close her round, 74, on the par-72, 5,709 yard layout.

The Laney golfer is three shots off the pace, tied-fifth heading into the final round of this year’s state championship.

Jenny Chang of Athens Drive High School sits atop the leader board after firing a one-under-par, 71.

Chang battled through an up and down round, with four birdies to go along with three bogeys. She birdied two par fours, the 315-yard 4th hole and the 350 yard 16th, as well as the par 5, 17th hole and par 3, sixth hole.

Jayla Rogers (Laney) is seven-over-par at plus-seven (79), tied for 17th place among the 78 golfers in the field. She started off the morning round with a triple-bogey on the opening hole of the day, but picked up her lone birdie on the par-5, 420 yard 17th hole.  Hoggard’s Anna Moore hit 89 (+17), tied for 48th.

Click here for the complete leader board heading into the final day of the fall golf season.