Monday, May 2, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
MADISON -- All Emee Herbert wanted to do Monday at the Class AA girls state tournament was shoot under par.
The Greater Atlanta Christian golfer didn't do that, but it wasn't a concern after her round of 18 at Long Shadow Golf Club.
The senior shot a 73, one over par, to win the individual state championship after taking second last year.
"I was nervous because I knew there would be some competition. I knew it wouldn't be a cake walk," Herbert said. "My coach told me I was in the lead after nine holes, but I didn't care about that. I just wanted to get under par."
Herbert's score was good enough to help GAC to a team score of 164 for second place, which was two strokes behind state champion Vidalia's 162.
"They played their very best," GAC coach Daniel Cline said.
GAC won the state title last season.
"I'm pretty happy," Herbert said. "This was a great year. As a team we're very happy with the way we finished. We lost by two strokes and that could have showed up on anyone's card. They played better than us today."
Hebron girls take third
COLUMBUS -- Darby Gentry led the Hebron Christian girls golf team to third place in Class A Monday afternoon at Bull Creek Golf Club in Columbus.
Gentry shot 87 to finish seventh overall.