The Cartersville High School girls golf team did not qualify for the Class AAAA State Tournament Tuesday at The Fields Golf Club in LaGrange, but did shoot a score at the Area 4-AAAA Tournament that beat the state’s qualifying score had the team finished within the top five. A tough area assignment had the Lady Canes finish seventh among the 12 competing teams. The GHSA sets a cut-off score for qualifying and Cartersville achieved that number, but only five teams advance to state from the area.
Central-Carroll won the area tournament with a 259 team total led by tournament medalist Loralie Cowart who shot a 1-over-par 73. Heritage-Catoosa placed second (277), followed by LaGrange (296), Troup (306), and LaFayette (311). Those five teams advance to the state tournament May 20-21. Pickens just missed qualifying with a 318 total and Cartersville was next at 330 led by Brianna Kim (101), Addie Evans (111), Hannah Rhodes (118), and Aimee Odom (132).