GREENSBORO, NC – The Georgia Girls’ Championship came down to an exciting finish with Lauren Lightfritz of Suwanee prevailing on the final hole to defend her title. The outcome was in constant flux throughout the day with five different players holding or sharing the lead during play.
Early on, Lizzie Reedy of Marietta held the lead until an errant tee shot found the water at the difficult par 3 eighth hole. At the moment Reedy would pass the lead to Abigail Bolt of Canton, who captured the lead after firing a 1-under-par 36 on the front nine. Reedy clawed back up the leaderboard with three birdies and a 33 on the back nine, finishing the day with a 1-over-par 73.
In the end, Reedy would fall one stroke short of Lightfritz who matched Reedy’s back nine 33 with one of her own. Her three-day total of 217 secured back-to-back victories for Lightfritz. She joins other great champions like Jean Reynolds and Georgia Golf Hall of Famer Nanci Bowen as a multiple time champion of the event.
The top four finishers in this year’s championship will go on to represent Georgia in the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Girls’ Challenge Match to be held in August at The Landings Club in Savannah. Lightfritz will be joined by Lizzie Reedy of Marietta, Elisa Yang of Norcross and Louise Yu of Duluth on this year’s team.