Next Level: Former Vikings Shine
Two members of the 2007 and 2008 state champion Union Pines girls’ golf teams put together attention-getting performances for their college teams recently.
Charleston Southern senior Amanda D’Ostroph was named Big South Conference Player of the Week after finishing fourth with rounds of 73-72-76—221 at the CSU Wendy’s Invitational. CSU finished third in the event won by Richmond.
D’Ostroph was the top Big South finisher among the 16 that played in the event.
Laura Kinsman, another member of that championship Viking squad, and a junior at St. Andrews, won her first college tournament on Sunday. She posted scores of 75-83—158 at the Montreat Fall Invitational held at Glenn Cannon Country Club in Brevard.
The Knights coached by William Carter came in third as a team. It was Kinsman’s fourth top-five finish in as many fall events.
A third member of the Union Pines title teams, Samantha Pugh-Gilder, is a sophomore on the Wingate golf team.
Three other golfers that made names for themselves at local high schools competed in last week’s Wolfpack Intercollegiate held at N.C. State’s Lonnie Poole Golf course.
Senior Patrick Barrett, a member of Pinecrest’s 2008 4-A state championship team, helped UNC win the event by finishing in a tie for fifth place after rounds of 68-76-71—215. Senior teammate Michael McGowan, who won two state team titles and two individuals titles playing for The O’Neal School, shot 75-77-73—225.
Tying McGowan for 42nd place was Union Pines alum Robert Hoadley. The UNC-Greensboro senior, who won two individual 3-A titles in high school, posted rounds of 75-78-72—225.
Addy George, the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year as a member of the Pinecrest volleyball team in 2010, leads Western Carolina in blocking this season.
The 6-foot sophomore middle blocker of the Catamounts recorded four blocks and 12 kills in a 3-1 loss to College of Charleston on Sunday.
Fayetteville State setter Paige Horne, by way of Pinecrest and Sandhills Community College, continues to be a big contributor to a Bronco squad that is 13-0 in the CIAA Conference and 18-5 overall. She was credited with 16 assists in a loss to Pfeiffer on Saturday.
The junior is second on the team with 291 assists. She had a season-high 28 in a match against Virginia State.
Also at Fayetteville State, where the football team is off to a 1-6 start, junior defensive back Josh Scales is having another good season. The Pinecrest grad is fourth on the team in total tackles (40), tied for the team lead in interceptions (three) and leads by a wide margin in pass breakups (14).
Wake Forest tight end and Pinecrest grad Spencer Bishop caught a pass from quarterback Tanner Price for an eight-yard gain in the third quarter of Thursday’s game in Winston-Salem. The Demon Deacons fell to the Clemson Tigers, 42-13, in the ACC contest.
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