Lady Raiders not pleased following third-place finish
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Abbey Williams shot 82 to lead Walton to a third-place finish in the Region 5AAAAAA championship, which clinched the Lady Raiders a sectional berth.
<Br>Staff photo by Laura Moon
Abbey Williams shot 82 to lead Walton to a third-place finish in the Region 5AAAAAA championship, which clinched the Lady Raiders a sectional berth.
Staff photo by Laura Moon
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ACWORTH — Walton was one of only four teams to finish the Region 5AAAAAA girls golf championship Tuesday at Cobblestone Golf Course, and it advanced to the sectional for a chance to play for a state title.

The Lady Raiders finished with a team total of 272 — good for third place behind region champion Milton (252) and Etowah (256). Also qualifying was Woodstock (289).

Walton coach Richard Myrick said his team wasn’t even close to contending for the region title, and it will have to do a lot better May 7 in the sectional at the Country Club of Roswell.

“Milton has got a good team, and I thought we could compete with them, and we didn’t,” Myrick said. “We acted like we never saw a golf course.”

The coach said his golfers played a practice round at Cobblestone last week and performed much better.

“I don’t know what happened (Tuesday),” he said. “We just didn’t play very well. Milton was on. Etowah played good, too. We just didn’t. We need to play better in sectional if we are going to play at state.”

Abbey Williams led Walton with an 82. Lisa Vandeross finished with 93 and Lindsay Seagraves shot 97.

Milton’s Kayla Jones shot a 76 to win the individual title.

Cherokee’s Amanda Burton, who shot a 109, advanced as the lowest scorer from a team not advancing to the sectional or state tournament. The Lady Warriors had just two players finish the tournament and did not produce a team score.

Lassiter and Wheeler also competed in the tournament, but all of their golfers either failed to make the cut after the front nine or withdrew. Roswell had just one player finish the tournament.
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