Lady Vikes third after first round of state golf tournament

Published 7:00 pm Monday, April 30, 2018

Karley Whittington and her Warren Central teammates are in the hunt at the MHSAA Class 6A girls state golf tournament, but will need to overcome a couple of familiar nemesis to come out on top.

Whittington shot a 71 in Monday’s first round that was good for second place in the individual standings, and the Lady Vikes were third in the team standings heading into Tuesday’s final round at Sunkist Country Club in Biloxi.

Whittington was two shots behind D’Iberville senior Hannah Levi, who shot a 69 on Monday.
Levi is chasing her third consecutive individual state championship. Whittington has finished as the runner-up each of the past two years, after winning the state title in 2014 and 2015.

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Ocean Springs’ Avery Weed was in third place after shooting a 76. She, Levi and Whittington were the only golfers to shoot under 80 on Monday and likely the only ones capable of making a run at medalist.

Levi, Whittington and Weed will play in a threesome that tees off at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday.
Warren Central has a bit more ground to make up in the team standings. Levi and Hassan Dorsey combined to give D’Iberville a team score of 156, which was four shots ahead of second-place Ocean Springs.

Warren Central was another seven shots back at 167 and Starkville was in fourth at 169.

Individual leaderboard
At Sunkist Country Club, Biloxi

Hannah Levi (D’Iberville) 69
Karley Whittington (WC) 71
Avery Weed (Ocean Springs) 76
Katelynn Altese (Hancock) 80
K.B. Hobart (Starkville) 82
Raven Hughes (Ocean Springs) 84
Hassan Dorsey (D’Iberville) 87
Paige Lemm (Starkville) 87
Lindsey Wescovich (St. Martin) 88
Paige Gibson (Harrison Central) 89
Team scores
1. D’Iberville 156
2. Ocean Springs 160
3. Warren Central 167
4. Starkville 169
5. Hancock 188

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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