Lady Cats 10th at regional tourney

Cheatham 13th individually

From Staff Reports

April 23, 2008 - DENTON - Two SSHS Lady Cat golfers saved their best rounds for last on Tuesday.

Junior Britney Cheatham and sophomore Miranda Conway both recorded their best rounds of the year in the final round of the Class 4A, Region II tournament at Robson Ranch.

Overall, the Lady Cats finished in 10th place with a two day total of 405-404-809.

Individually, Cheatham shot an 82 on the second day, which combined with her 87 on Monday, gave her a 169 total for 36 holes. That put her into a tie for 13th place. She finished 11 strokes out of a state berth, which is limited to the top two teams and top two individuals not on the advancing teams.

"I know Britney is very disappointed although she finished well," said coach Linda Rankin. "This is some of the best golf she's played all year. I think she has a very good chance next year of advancing.

"She had quite a few nice holes."

Cheatham had appendix surgery in November, which limited her physical activity for about three months after that, Rankin said. Her scores got progressively lower as the season progressed.

Conway also shot her best round of the season, carding a 93 on Tuesday. She had a 98 on Monday, finishing with a 191.

"Miranda played very well," Rankin said. "She knew she could play better than she did on Monday, and she came through. We're very proud of how she's progressed throughout the year."

Junior Kaitlyn Potts shot a 109 on Tuesday to give her a two-day total of 212, and sophomore Danielle Johnson shot a 120 for a 237 total for 36 holes. Freshman Kaley Perry sprained her ankle on Monday and was unable to play the second round.

" I think they all enjoyed it and had a good time," Rankin said. "Hopefully, we can use next year to further ourselves. They really stepped out and worked hard all year long. They deserve the recognition because they worked hard."

Highland Park's "A" team won the tournament with a 606, easily out-distancing second-place Frisco (686). Also advancing as medalists will be Red Oak's Carly Dear (with a 156 total) and Frisco Centennial's Krisha Fadullon (158).

District 11-4A's other representative, North Lamar, finished in 12th place with an 884 total.

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