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Lady Bulldogs win second consecutive region golf crown

Thomson High's John Barnett couldn't be more pleased with his girls' golf team.

The three-member team of Rebecca Goldman, Sara Blackmon-Hughes and Grace Blackmon-Hughes recently captured the Region 3-AAA golf championship at Waynesboro Country Club.

It marked the second straight region crown for the Lady Bulldogs.

The Thomson team finished with an overall score of 170. They beat the closest challenging team of West Laurens by 26 strokes.

"I'm extremely proud of this team," Coach Barnett said on Monday. "They've really come on strong as the season has gone on. All three of them strive to do their very best in every tournament."

The Lady Bulldogs bested their previous region tournament title by 11 strokes.

"All three of these golfers are pretty good which is why we were able to win our second back-to-back region title," Coach Barnett said. "All three of them give you their best when they're on the course."

Sara led the Thomson team in the region tournament, shooting an 84. She was followed by Goldman with an 86 and Grace with a 93.

The Lady Bulldogs will be vying for their first-ever state golf championship next Monday when they compete against a number of other Class AAA girls' golf teams at Applewood Golf Club near Keysville in Burke County.

Thomson holds an overall record of 15-1-1 this season. The team's only loss of the season came against Greenbrier High School at Bartram Trail in Columbia County in the first match of the season.

The Lady Bulldogs managed to tie Greenbrier in a match later in the season at Belle Meade Country Club near Thomson.

Web posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009

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