Lady Sharks, Knaffle finish fourth at major tournament

sjgolf-knaffle2The St. James High girls golf team finished fourth at the prestigious Lexington Lady Wildcat Challenge at Golden Bear Golf Club in Hilton Head Island on Friday and Saturday.

Led by Smith Knaffle’s 27-hole total of 2-over 110, which was also good for a fourth-place tie individually, the Lady Sharks (494) took on some of the top teams and players in the Southeast, including champion Baylor (TN), runner-up Lake Mary (FL), and five of the SCJGA’s top 20-ranked players.

Knaffle shot 2-under 34 in Saturday’s rain-shortened nine-hole round to finish two strokes off the winning pace. Teammates Kelli Smith (123), Jordan White (130), Brooke Reagan (136) and Katie Smith (136) rounded out the Lady Sharks’ scoring to finish 28 strokes behind champion Baylor and only eight strokes behind host and defending state champion Lexington. They also defeated Class 4A power Easley by one stroke.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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