CANEY -- Monica Ramsey and Torrie Hathaway will represent Uniontown High School at the Class 3-2-1A State Golf Tournament Monday at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
Ramsey and Hathaway qualified as one of the five best scorers from schools that did not qualify their entire team. Caney Valley won the Regional on its home course with a four-woman score of 496. Eureka was a distant second at 451 but still won the second team berth. Fredonia finished third at 458. Uniontown was fourth at 476, Yates Center fifth at 527 and Galena at the back of the pack at 554.
Ramsey's score was good enough to win a medal as she shot 57 on the front nine and 54 on the back for a 111. The total was her best 18-hole score of the year and the back nine was also a season-best for nine holes. She won a playoff against Eureka's Breanna Samuels (57-54) for eighth place.
"Monica had a good practice round on Saturday that carried on to the meet on Monday," Uniontown Head Coach Jason Tourtillott said. "She started the round pretty solid and then had one of those holes that could either get to your head or forget it and move on. She was able to put it behind her and save her round. I'm very proud of the way she dealt with adversity and managed the course."
Hathaway just missed a medal in finishing 11th but got to state with her 61-52--113. She rallied with her back nine, which was her second-best nine-hole score of the season.
"After the front nine, Torrie a little frustrated," Tourtillott said. "Her first 3 holes tested her confidence but managed to finish her back nine cutting nine strokes off," which shows a lot of character to not give up and finish strong.
Desiree Nelson of Caney Valley won the individual title with a 47-45--92. Teammate Courtney Gardner finished second at 49-45--94.
For Uniontown, Haven Bradbury shot 62-64--126, Jordan Mason came in at 67-59--126 and Anna Oberle finished at 67-70--137.