Personal best scores last week by two of the team’s top golfers, and a team best-ever round, helped keep the Lady Seahawk varsity golf team undefeated last week.
On Sept. 13 at Wildwood Golf Course in Medart, Franklin County shot a 179 to easily outdistance both Wakulla and Lincoln and run the team record to 9-0.
Sophomore Melanie Collins shot 38, senior Megan Collins 41, sophomore Alexus Johnson a personal best 46, and eighth grader Abby Johnson 54 for the 19-stroke win over Wakulla, whose golfers Nora Breeden tallied 46, Skyler Sullivan 48, Alyssa Stokely 52 and Kat Mcglammary 52.
Lincoln was another 40 strokes behind at 238, with Demi Nichols shooting 50, Elizabeth Smith 52, Taylor Thorp 61, and Micala Acree 71.
"The girls played well and are getting better every day,” said coach Scott Collins. “The most important part of our season is just ahead."
The following day the Lady Seahawks proved even more precisely what is meant by getting better.
Both Melanie Collins and Abby Johnson had personal best scores, with Abby’s 45 outscoring her older sister Alexus by two strokes, and Melanie Collins’ stunning round of 33 falling under her older sister Megan by 10 strokes.
Franklin County’s 168 was a team personal best by 11 strokes, 62 strokes better than Florida High’s 230, which comprised Olivia Russell’s 49, Savannah Bohn’s 52, Tara Whiddon’s 61, and Emily Leiteup’s 68.
Melanie Collins bogeyed the 345-yard #1, hitting a hybrid off the tee down the middle, and then having her second shot fell short of the green. She chipped up, but missed a 10'-foot putt for par.
She shook it off, and then birdied four of the remaining eight holes.
“After I birdied holes #3 and #4, I started thinking about the par 5's (#7 and #8), because I knew I could birdie them and shoot a low score,” Melanie said.