Monday, May 10, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Tears filling her eyes hurt Lindsay Adams' score by a stroke, but by then, a stroke didn't matter.
The GAC senior three-putted the final hole of her golf career, but finished with a low-medalist clinching 73 and capped off another team state golf title for GAC.
The missed putt was her first of the day.
"My putting was phenomenal," Adams said. "I started birdie-birdie and it was smooth from there."
Teammate Emee Herbert followed Adams with a 78, taking runner-up honors as the Spartans cruised to a team title besting Westminster by 26 strokes, 151 to 177.
"It played pretty hard," coach Daniel Cline said. "I thought there would be people to compete with."
Turns out, no one could keep up. GAC made the turn at even par and was up 19 strokes.
By the time Adams stood on 18 green, with her father and coach looking on, she could afford to take stock of her career.
"It was awful but good at the same time," Adams said. "It hasn't sunk in yet that it was my last high school tournament. The build-up was really emotional, but now it is just a happy thing."
For GAC it's been four years of happy memories and results with Adams.
"She had one of the best golf careers in girls high school golf in Georgia," Cline said. "It's nice to have a Lindsay on your team."