Coweta Sports Digest

Whitton, Daniel win division titles at Hurricane Jr. golf tourney at The Brickyard

by Chris Goltermann

Lee Middle School student Carson Whitton won the boys 11-14 year-old division at last weekend's Hurricane Junior Golf Tour 54-Hole Challenge at The Brickyard in Macon.

Whitton used a secondround effort of 75 to pull away for a 13-stroke victory and also had the top score after 18 holes with an 85 on a chilly Valentine's Day.

Whitton led the field in birdies made, par-3 scoring and scoring on the back nine, where he dominated the division. His 75 on Sunday included three birdies.

Cameron Daniel of Sharpsburg won the 11-14 girls division with a nine-stroke victory over Abigail Bolt of Woodstock. She posted a division-best round of 81 on Sunday that included a birdie on the eighth hole.

Maddux Lytle of Sharpsburg finished 13th among over 35 players in the boys 15-18 division while firing a best round of 78 on Sunday.

COLLEGE SWIMMING TALIAFERRO HELPS LEAD SOUTH GEORGIA STATE TO GCAA REGION 17 CHAMPIONSHIP: Former East Coweta High standout Kelsey Taliaferro is making an immediate impact for South Georgia State College's fledgling swim program.

In just its fourth year of existence, Taliaferro earned MVP honors while leading South Georgia's women to a GCAA Region 17 Championship over rival Darton State. Taliaferro, a yearly state qualifier in high school for the Lady Indians, won both the 200 and 400 individual medley as well as both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. The efforts also included a new school-record in the 200 IM.

Taliaferro also was a member of SGSC's winning 200 medley relay.

The Hawks now advance to the NJCAA National Tournament to be held March 5-9 in Fort Pierce, Fla.

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