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Adairsville girls 14th after opening round at GHSA State Tourney

The Adairsville High School girls’ golf team was the only local team to qualify for this year’s GHSA State Tournaments and the Lady Tigers opened play Monday in the Class AAA two-day, 36-hole championship at Okefenokee Country Club in Blackshear.

After 18 holes, Adairsville is in 14th place in the sixteen team championship.

This is the first year that all classifications and genders of high school golf in the Georgia High School Association are competing in 36-hole championship tournaments.

Teams qualified for the GHSA state finals through Area qualifying tournaments.

Calhoun leads the state finals after Round 1 by three shots over Bremen and six shots ahead of Union County. North Murray is fourth after 18 holes and ten shots back of Calhoun.

Three of the top four teams — Calhoun, Bremen, and North Murray are members of Adairsville's Region 6-AAA.

Tori Owens of Murray County (also a Region 6-AAA school) and Carroll Pyon of Rutland High School share the first round lead among individual players. They both fired 2-over-par 74s on Monday.

Calhoun’s Kate Mashburn was the only other player to break 80 and is in third place with a 5-over-par 77.

Sabrina Fanello and Keighley Hudziak both shot 105 to lead Adairsville scorers in the first round. Those two players are tied for 44th individually. Courtni Jacobs is in 55th place after shooting 121 and Lindsey Angland is 67th with a 164.

The Lady Tigers will look to move up the leaderboard Tuesday during the final 18 holes of the state championship tournament.

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