Lady Sharks claim second in Class 3A state tourney

sjgolf-2014teamThe St. James girls golf team took the next logical step in its quest to become a state powerhouse with a runner-up finish in the Class 3A state tournament at Black Bear Golf Club in Longs.

Coming off a third-place finish last season, the Lady Sharks took second place on Tuesday. It was the best finish yet for the school’s growing girls golf program and a good sign for next year for the young squad.

St. James (655) finished behind state champion South Pointe (637). Smith Knaffle (152) shot 75 on Tuesday to tie for third place to earn all-state honors. Kelli Smith (154), Jordyn White (170) and Steely Hayes (179) rounded out the Lady Sharks’ scorers.

Myrtle Beach (742) finished eighth, led by Jasmine Chestnut (171), Miranda Russell (175), Essie Rike (189) and Riley Hinde (207).

North Myrtle Beach (826) was 15th, led by Madison Elliott (164), Kyle Chandler (188),  Erin Herschelman (235) and Lauren Herschelman (248).

Photo courtesy of SJHS Athletics

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