AHSAA Class 6A Girls North Golf Sub-State
At Terri Pines Country Club - Cullman:
TOP 2 TEAM QUALIFIERS:
1. Hartselle 253, 2. Muscle Shoals 257
REST OF THE FIELD:
3. Northridge 260, 4. Hazel Green 265, 5. Cullman 298, 6. Clay Chalkville 442
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS:
1. Mikayla Dubnik - Hartselle 76 (Medalist)
2. Carolina MacVicar - Northridge 78
3. Jinger Heath - Hartselle 84
3. Anna Margaret Hays - Muscle Shoals 84
3. Kate MacVicar - Northridge 84
6. Samantha Shelton - Muscle Shoals 86
6. Aubrie Cagle - Hazel Green 86
8. Riya Key - Muscle Shoals 87
9. Alley Beth Waldrep - Jasper 88
10. Reagan Daniel - Muscle Shoals 91.
FLASH NOTES: Hartselle's very young, but very talented squad outgunned a talented and young Muscle Shoals unit by four strokes to get to the state tournament after missing out in 2017.
With freshman sensation Mikayla Dubnik shooting 4-over, carding a 76, the Lady Tigers followed her on to the path of the championship. Dubnik was even par at the half-way point and kept her poise, despite shooting 4 over on the back nine.
Dubnik is the oldest on the team as a freshman with Lauren Temples and Alyssa Berry eighth graders and Jinger Heath in the seventh grade.
Muscle Shoals has two junior in Anna Margaret Hays and Reagan Daniel, who were in the Top 10 individually. Then the Lady Trojans have Key a freshman and Shelton, a sophomore.
A respectful round was displayed by Alley Beth Waldrep, a seventh grader out of Jasper. She was 5-over at midbreak before finishing with an 88.
The MacVicar sisters out of Northride qualified as individuals with Caroline firing 6-over and Kate scoring an 84.
Senior Bailee Ponder closed out her Cullman career with a 96. Ponder was in the Top 10 after the front nine, 9-over. But the back nine proved to be a challenge as Ponder was unable to stay in contention for a state berth.
Cullman has reached the sub-state four out of six times under Jonathan Hayes. Hayes will have to replace Ponder, along with Brinkley Thornton and Jordan Millican who will graduate in three weeks. The only returnee from the sub-state team is Mary Charles Davis, a seventh grader.
Photo 1: Hartselle Lady Tigers 6A North Sub-State champions. Lauren Temples, Alyssa Berry, Jinger Heath and Mikayla Dubnik.
Photo 2: Cullman coach Johnathan Hayes speaks with seniors Brinklee Thornton (left) and Bailee Ponder following the 6A Sub-State at Terri Pines Country Club Tuesday.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton