“I’m very satisfied with that performance,” Adairsville head golf coach Jo Fassnacht said. “I thought they did really well.”
Fassnacht said Courtney Cochran was the low scorer for Adairsville, firing an 85 at the state competiton, held at the Waynesboro Country Club. She also fired the team’s lowest score at regionals.
The team’s second best score on Monday was turned in by Keighley Hudziak, who shot an 89.
Tanera Johnson fired a 94 for the team’s third-best score. The fourth member of the team is Harleigh Chambers.
At the event, only the three best scores from the team are counted.
Fassnacht noted the Lady Tigers shaved 16 strokes off their team total since the Region 5-AAA girls regionals were held in April.
Kudziak showed the greatest improvement by dropping her score to 89 from 104 in the regional — a total of 15 strokes.
“She just had a particularly good showing,” the coach said. “She’s a very promising golfer. She’s a freshman.”
All three of the golfers will be returning next year as both Cochran and Johnson are juniors.
Fassnacht said the performance is something he’s pleased with.
“I think we were ranked seventh coming into the event, and we finished sixth out of 16 teams,” he said. “We did very well. We’re very proud of the girls for their showing.”
First place was won by Blessed Trinity, which scored 245 as a team.
Fassnacht gave his players a lot of credit for competing at a high level.
“They’re very competitive girls,” he said. “They’re good athletes. What can you say? We finished sixth in the state and we missed five place by just four strokes.
“We were right there. I’m very satifisifed with our finish. I would say it exceeded my expectations for the season and I’m very pleased with them. I know they were very proud to make it to state. We wanted to make a good showing at state and we did.”