The Western Foothills Conference held its Conference Tournament for girls golf at Cowans Ford Country Club on Tuesday (Oct. 11th). East Lincoln finished first with a 145 score. St. Stephens was second at 156, Hickory third with a 157. North Lincoln finished in a tie for sixth place with a 198. Medalist for the event was Lillian Bowman of Hickory with a 43. For the season, East Lincoln had five first place finishes.
Bowman was the medalist in all but one of the matches her team played this season; in that one, she finished second to teammate Claire Graham. East relied on combined team effort to hold down their total strokes and, as a result, finished first more than Hickory.
Good as the West Lincoln girls were, Newton-Conover was best in girls golf in the Catawba Valley Conference. Three of their golfers: Sondra Ion, Celeste Little and Hailey Hicks earned medalist honors in various events.
[See separate article on West Lincoln girls golf.]