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North Laurel’s Caroline Moore shields herself from the rain during Monday’s region golf tournament.

BURNSIDE—North Laurel’s Caroline Moore and Katie Bowling both qualified for the girls’ state golf tournament, which will be held October 4-6 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

During Monday’s 9th Region Tournament, held at General Burnside Island State Park golf course, Moore shot a 78, while Bowling a 79, as those scores were two of the top four by individuals not on a qualifying team.

Golfers had to battle rainy conditions throughout the day, making it a wet and soggy day for the girls.

Russell County won the region title with a 341, while Williamsburg was runner-up, shooting a 342.

As a team, North Laurel shot a 380, with Lynsey Kraftick firing a 92, and Taylor Chesnut a 131. Moore shot 39 on both the front and back nines, while Bowling had a 41 on the front nine, then came back with a 38 on the back nine. The Lady Jaguars finished fourth in team standings. Both Moore and Bowling are sophomores.

South Laurel finished with a team score of 501. Krista Tuta led South with a 113. Amanda Reynolds had a 133, Taylor Mitchell, 134, Cassidy Mahan, 121, and Emily Sharp, 151. South finished tied with Southwestern Pulaski for 13th place.

Denis House can be reached at sports@sentinel-echo.com

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