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South's Carter runner-up in state girls junior

• Jul 13, 2018 at 7:15 PM

MURFREESBORO — A runner-up finish to a record-shattering winner is nothing to hang your head about.

Kara Carter, a rising sophomore at Sullivan South, turned in a 1-under-par 215 to finish second to runaway winner Ashley Gilliam on Thursday in the 55th Tennessee Girls Junior Amateur at Old Fort Golf Club.

Gilliam, a native of Manchester who is bound for a collegiate golf career at Mississippi State, won her second consecutive state junior title by finishing 15 under par following a 6-under 66 closing round. She broke the tournament records for lowest final-round score and lowest final 36 holes (134) and tied the marks for lowest overall round and lowest overall round under par.

Carter posted rounds of 74-69-72 to finish one shot better than McKinley Cunningham of Clarksville.

Dobyns-Bennett’s Isabella van der Biest made the top 10, recording an eighth-place finish after rounds of 76-74-79.



Top 10

Ashley Gilliam                   67-68-66—201 -15

Kara Carter                       74-69-72—215 -1

McKinley Cunningham     71-70-75—216 E

Angelina Chan                   74-73-73—220 +4

Rheagan Hall                    79-73–73—225 +9

Kendall Maynard               80-69-77—226 +10

Shelly Jang                        77-72-77—226 +10

Isabella van der Biest        76-74-79—229 +13

Hannah Call                       74-77-79—230 +14

Jenny Nolan                       82-68-81—231 +15

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