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Thanks to Mother Nature, Savannah was able to retain its Class 1 Girls’ State Golf title Tuesday at the Sedalia Country Club. Savannah entered Day 2 of the 36-hole tournament with a 12-shot lead over Pembroke Hill and Westminster, but severe weather caused officials to cancel the second day of the event and the Lady Savages were awarded the crown.
Savannah shot 363, with Pembroke Hill and Westminster tied for second. The runner-up spot was given to Pembroke Hill using the MSHSAA tiebreaker.
The weather also cost Savannah senior Kate Gallagher her second state championship. Gallagher, who was the state medalist in 2007, and runner-up last fall, finished second again this year after shooting an 8-over par 80 on Monday. That put her 2 shots behind the winner, Haelena Schwemmer of Barat Academy.
Kristen Kilpatrick of Westminster and Morgan Lamberson of Marshall tied for third place as each carded an 81.
Orrick’s Kristee Harris had the top finish for the local contingent with a 97, which put the Lady Bearcat junior in a four-way tie for 32nd. Another local junior, Shelby Malott of Lawson, finished in a six-way tie for 87th after her 111 on Monday.
Richmond had a pair of sophomores playing in their first state tournament. Jordan Thoreson carded a 117 on Monday, and Kadee McMillan ended her first state round with a 144.