The Franklin County Schools girls golf team is making a bold name for themselves in their first-ever season.
The Lady Seahawks won their second tournament on Monday, as they defeated Godby, Chiles and Rickards on Monday at Jake Gaither Golf Course in Tallahassee.
The team shot a combined score of 205 and improved their overall record to 7-2. Seventh grader Melanie Collins scored the low round of the tournament with a 44. Freshman Megan Collins shot 48, junior Katie Seger 53 and junior Callie Westbrook 60 as the girls shattered their previous best score of 239.
"All six of our players are improving and coming together as a team," said head coach Scott Collins.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, the girls defeated Wakulla at Capital City Country Club, but lost close matches to Leon and Chiles. Eighth grader Hannah Westbrook made the difference as she shot her personal best and the team beat Wakulla by only one stroke, 232 to 233.
The team will host girls’ golf powerhouse John Paul II and Branford in their next match at St. James Bay on Thursday, Oct. 3.
“The folks at St. James have been good to our team and made us feel very welcome there. We're excited at the opportunity of hosting an event at one of the best courses in the area," said Collins, who is assisted by Spencer Tolbert.
The team plays St. James Bay again on Thursday, Oct. 10 against Wakulla. The Big Bend tourney is Oct. 7, with districts Oct. 15.