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Ashley Sloup won her fifth conference golf tournament of the season Oct. 1 at Brierwood in leading South Brunswick to the team title.
Sloup, a junior, shot a 6-over-par 42. No one else shot in the 40s. Sloup played the last three holes 3-4-2.
The golfers played from the gold tees on a 2,821-yard layout, about 400 yards longer than the first time they played there.
South sophomore Janzen Jones was second, at 50. Freshman Jordan Saunders completed the team scoring, shooting a 52 and tying for third with West Brunswick sophomore Cameryn Smith. West sophomore Megan Henson shot a 55 and tied for fifth with North Brunswick teammates Jennifer Basker and Julia Ganey. No one else shot in the 50s.
South finished first at 144. West was second at 169 and North third at 172.
Dalton Gore update
Three Mount Olive College Trojans fired under-par scores Oct. 2, helping the golf team post its second-lowest score in school history and win the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. South Brunswick High School graduate Dalton Gore (69-73—142) finished 10th. Gore’s final score is in the top 15 all-time scores in Mount Olive golf.
Champions Challenge is Oct. 17
On Oct. 17, The First Tee of Brunswick County will host the second annual The First Tee National School Program Champions Challenge for fourth-graders from throughout Brunswick County. The event will be at the Golf Park at Cinghiale Park, which is The First Tee’s campus, at 445 Tarkln Court in Shallotte.
The half-day competition—one of the largest, one-day athletic events for elementary school children in the region—will again feature teams of 14 students (seven boys and seven girls) from all of the county’s elementary schools as well as the county’s only charter school. During this culminating skills challenge, students will compete in nine events that include putting, chipping and driving. Nearly 160 students are scheduled to represent their schools as they compete for individual and team awards.
The event is the result of a unique partnership between the Brunswick County Schools and The Frist Tee that includes The First Tee’s National School Program —operational in all county elementary schools—where students in kindergarten through fifth grade are introduced to the game of golf, The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and The First Tee’s Nine Healthy Habits during their physical education classes. NSP creates an environment where school children are introduced to golf while learning basic golf motor skills and the inherent values of the game. The First Tee gives physical education teachers professional development training as well as an age-appropriate curriculum and equipment that enables them to use NSP in their existing physical education programs.
In the county, about 6,500 youngsters are receiving NSP programs. More than 300 kids, parents, teachers and First Tee volunteers attended the 2011 Champions Challenge. The First Tee of Brunswick County is only the second chapter within The First Tee national network of 200 affiliates to host a Champions Challenge.
For more information about the Champions Challenge, contact Rebecca Albin or event chairman Terry Mauney at 754-5288 or visit www.thefirstteebrunswickcounty.org .