Consistently strong performances during the 2021 women’s golf season proved to be the determining factor as Lee County claimed the Tri-County 3A Conference title this spring.
The Yellow Jackets competed in six conference meets during the season, starting on March 15 at Chicora Golf Club in Dunn and ending on April 26 at Keith Hills Golf Club. Lee County was in a close battle with Triton all season, but won three of the six meets and ended up as conference champion on aggregate score.
The fourth meet of the season was held on April 19 and saw the Yellow Jackets and Hawks tie for first place with a score of 142 at Quail Ridge Golf Club in Tramway. Lana Klein (Triton), Lillie Hedrick (Lee County), and Gillian Garrison (Lee County) were each co-medalist, shooting a 46. Lee seniors Lillie Hedrick and Riley Varga were recognized after the match. They both played all four years of high school.
Three days later, the six teams met again at Sanford Golf Course, and this time the Yellow Jackets had to settle for second place, but put up a strong team score and remained in the conference lead. Varga, Hedrick, and Garrison each shot 47, and Margaret Wheby shot a 56.
The final meet of the regular season took place last Monday, April 26, with Lee again placing second overall. Hedrick shot 44, Garrison 50, Varga 52, and Wheby 58.
Klein claimed Conference Player of the Year honors for Triton, but everything else was black and gold. Garrison came in second overall in the conference, with Hedrick and Varga tied for third overall. All three of them were named to the All-Conference team. Wheby received the Sportsmanship award. Coach Miles McCaskill won Coach of the Year.
Hedrick, Garrison and Varga are playing at Greensboro National today in the NCHSAA regional tournament.