The Scottsboro varsity girls and varsity boys golf teams both earned the right to play for spot in the state tournament.

Both teams advanced to play in the AHSAA high school golf postseason’s sub-state round after posting top-four finishes at sectional tournaments on Monday.

Scottsboro finished fourth in the Class 4A-5A Girls Section 4 Tournament at Cherokee Ridge Country Club in Union Grove.

Scottsboro closed with a team score 406, finishing behind sectional champion Randolph, runner-up and tournament host Arab and third-place finisher Russellville. All four teams advanced to play in the North 2 Sub-state Tournament at Silver Lakes Golf Course in Glencoe on Tuesday, May 8. The sub-state champion and runner-up as well as the top-two individual finishers not on the roster of the champion or runner-up teams advance to play in the AHSAA Golf Championship’s Class 5A State Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Schoolmaster Course in Muscle Shoals on May 14-15.   

Braylee Childress led the Scottsboro effort with a 93 while Lilli Evans shot a 95, Maddy Childress shot a 103 and Kassidy Cunningham shot a 115. Scottsboro seventh-grader Abby Hambrick advanced as one of the sectional’s four individual qualifiers by shooting a 98.

“I am very proud of our girls to make it to sub-state,” said Scottsboro girls golf coach Jonathan Haynes. “They have worked hard all year and came out and shot the best team score we have had all season. It is a very big accomplishment to make sub-state this year after graduating our No.  1 and No. 2 golfers last year.”

Meanwhile, the SHS boys posted a team score of 325 in the Class 5A Section 4 Boys Golf Tournament at Cherokee Ridge. The Wildcats finished behind champion Brooks (303), runner-up Russellville (309) and third-place Guntersville (316). All four teams advanced to play in the North 4 Sub-state Tournament at Turtle Point Country Club in Killen on Monday, May 7. The sub-state champion and runner-up as well as the top-two individual finishers not on the roster of the champion or runner-up teams advance to play in the AHSAA Golf Championship’s Class 5A State Tournament May 14-15 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Fighting Joe Course in Muscle Shoals.

Andrew Holman led the Scottsboro effort with a 4-over par 76. Matt Croft shot an 81 while Brady Robertson shot an 83, John Austin Dolberry shot an 85 and Kyle Price shot a 91. Scottsboro’s Davis Bostrom shot a 96 while playing as an individual.

 “The boys gave it their all to qualify for the next step at sub-state,” said Scottsboro coach Paul Kennamer. “We seem to have different kids step up all year, so we need them all to peak next Monday.”

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