Local Golf

Swords wins Hurricane Tour event at Mirror Lake

Two of Coweta’s top high-school level girls golfers went head-to-head among a strong field at last weekend’s Hurricane Golf Tour Canongate Series 1 event at Mirror Lake Golf Course in Villa Rica.

Defending GISA Class AAA champion Annie Swords of The Heritage School rallied to hold off Landmark Christian senior standout Jordan Daniel and Johns Creek senior Janet Mao for a slim two-stroke victory in the 15-18 year-old girls division.

Swords closed the 36-hole event with a 3-under 69 while battling back from five-strokes down after Saturday’s opening round.

The Lady Hawks senior put together six birdies, three of which came on the front side to quickly move into contention. Swords, who made her second trip to the USGA Girls Junior Amateur last summer, posted a 2-over 146 for the two-day tournament.

Mao and Daniel were a stroke apart atop the leaderboard after Saturday’s first round. Daniel showed consistency with consecutive rounds of 73 and 75 but struggled on the backside on Sunday after posting birdies on Holes 4 and 6 to make the turn at 2-under.

Both Daniel and Mao, who was a teammate of Swords for Team Georgia at last summer’s GSGA Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match, finished with two-day totals of 148 at 4-over.

Ivy Shepherd of Peachtree City was fourth at 7-over while Ashton Thompson of Sharpsburg was 10th.

Daniel’s younger sister Cameron, meanwhile, finished third in the girls 11-14 year-old division with a two-day score of 167 led by an opening round of 82. She finished the tournament with two birdies.

Lee Middle School student Carson Whitton placed 13th overall among 30 competitors in the boys 11-14 year-old division. He opened the tournament with an 82 and finished with three birdies over two rounds.

Maddux Lytle was the top local boys finisher in a deep boys 15-18 year-old division while tying for 20th among 43 entries. Chris Whitney of Sharpsburg and Nate Meadows of Newnan also competed in the division.







More Sports

High School Soccer

Northgate opens annual Coweta Cup with sweep over Newnan

Northgate is off to a fast start in this year’s Coweta Cup soccer tournament, after its boys and girls teams swept Newnan on Monday at ... Read More


High School Baseball

Vikings cap off region sweep of Mundy’s Mill

Northgate’s baseball team erased a bit of a slow start with a five-run second inning and held Mundy’s Mill to just two hits en r ... Read More


Spring Sports Roundup

Cougars win Carrollton Invitational

Newnan’s golf team held on to its opening round lead during the final day of the Carrollton Invitational en route to a 21-stroke victo ... Read More


High School Baseball

Newnan sweeps Lowndes

For the Newnan Cougars, stepping out of region play must agree with them. After beating Lowndes High School in extra innings in the first ga ... Read More


Golf Digest

Local players among leaders at GSGA Four-Ball

Pairings comprised of local golfers remained in conten- tion during the second round of the Georgia State Golf Association’s annual Fo ... Read More

High School Baseball

Cougars survive in nine against Lowndes

Newnan head baseball coach Marc Gilmore knows except for the Cougars’ annual Region 3-AAAAAA clash with rival East Coweta, his squad d ... Read More