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Forbis ends up 9th overall in 1A/2A/3A women's golf championship

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on November 1, 2006 1:47 PM

BUIES CREEK -- Charles B. Aycock senior Kelli Forbis ended up ninth overall in the two-day, N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A/3-A women's golf championships.

Forbis carded a 36-hole total of 83-87--170. Overall, Forbis and Golden Falcon teammate Brooke Newell -- also a senior -- turned in a 13th-place finish in the team competition.

Eastern Wayne wound up 17th overall among the 21 competing teams.

Sophomore Courtney Gunter Indian Trail Porter Ridge fired the only sub-par round of the day and claimed medalist honors with 79-70--149. Gunter entered the day in fourth place, six shots behind 2005 champion and first-round leader Cydney Clanton of Concord.

Gunter birdied the 16th, 17th and 18th holes on the way to the championship. Clanton ended up three strokes back, followed by Salisbury's Lauren Smith and Wilson Fike's Amy Otteson.

Salisbury orchestrated a come-from-behind effort in team competition and shaved 14 strokes of its first-day score. Salisbury repeated as state champion with a two-day total of 330, two strokes lower than first-day leader Fike.

Besides Smith's 76 on Thursday, Salisbury's Allison Lee shot an 82, down from a 94 on Monday, to enable the Lady Hornets to win the title in the 21-team field.

The best two scores of a team counted toward the team total. A total of 77 golfers competed in the event on the par-72, 5,638-yard layout at Keith Hills Country Club. It's the fourth year that a separate 1A/2A/3A championship has been held.

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2006 N.C. High School

Athletic Association

Classes 1-A/2-A/3-A

Women's Golf Championships

(at Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek)

Team scores

1. Salisbury 172-158--330

2. Wilson Fike 163-169--332

3. Jamestown Ragsdale 75-165--340

4. Belmont South Point 181-168--349

5. Asheboro 181-171--352

6. North Lincoln 186-169--355

7. Lake Norman 179-178--357

8. Western Alamance 179-183--362

9. Mooresville 187-176--363

10. Southeast Guilford 178-187--365

11. Hampstead Topsail 180-189--369

12. Cameron Union Pines 184-187--371

13. C.B. Aycock 184-191--375

14. Charlotte Catholic 191-189--380

15. Nash Central 200-186--386

16. Southwestern Randolph 198-193--391

17. Eastern Wayne 198-197--395

18. Southern Lee 194-204--398

19. C.D. Owen 208-195--403

20. West Henderson 203-202--405

21. Mountain Heritage 235-210--445

Final Individual Leaders

1. Courtney Gunter, Porter Ridge 79-70--149

2. Cydney Clanton, Concord 73-79--152

3. Lauren Smith, Salisbury 78-76--154

4. Amy Otteson, Fike 77-82--159

5. Laura Chang, Ragsdale 83-79--162

6. Cassie Ryals, North Lincoln 87-81--168

7. Megan Ulep, South Point 85-84--169

7. Jessie Poole, Alleghany 88-81--169

9. Kelli Forbis, CBA 83-87--170

10. Brittany Zachrich, St. Stephens 90-81--171

11. Jessica Mitchell, Mooresville 90-82--172

12. Casey Narron, Wilson Fike 86-87--173

12. Emily Satterfield, T.C.Roberson 87-86--173

14. Haley Hammond, Lake Norman 86-88--174

14. Lori Beth Adams, W. Alamance 85-88--174