Photo courtesy of Lori Elgin.
The Lady Bucs claimed the runner-up trophy at the state tournament.
The Hoover girls golf team fell just short of the three-peat, finishing second in the Class 6A-7A state championship at Hampton Cove in Huntsville.
Huntsville’s Michaela Morard was the difference, firing an unbelievable 68 (4-under par) in Round 1 to put her team ahead of the Lady Bucs by six strokes after the first day of play.
“The girls and I are disappointed, but are already thinking about next year, especially since I have everyone back,” Hoover coach Lori Elgin said. “Our goal will be the same as the last three years: to win the state championship.”
Julie Baker led the way for Hoover with a 148, good for fourth overall. She shot 73 in the first round, and capped off the tournament with a 75.
Mychael O’Berry rebounded from a 77 on the first day to fire an even-par 72 in the second round, and claimed fifth place.
Carson McKie also notched a top 10 finish, with a 155. Emily Baker rounded out the scoring with a 168 over the two-day event.
“I am very proud of my team and everything they accomplished this year,” Elgin said.