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Women's Golf Incoming Freshman Wins Junior Championship

Incoming freshman, Sarah Harris, won the Tennessee Girls' Junior Championship.

Incoming freshman, Sarah Harris, won the Tennessee Girls' Junior Championship.

June 14, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Led by two birdies and an eagle in the final round of play, incoming freshman Sarah Harris claimed a 6-stroke victory at the 49th annual Tennessee Girls' Junior Championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The 2011 Tennessee Girls Junior Amateur Player of the Year carded an even-par 71 in the final round of play on Thursday afternoon at Stones River Country Club. Harris entered the final round with a one-stroke lead but birdies on the first and fifth holes along with an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole enabled Harris to clinch the title by six strokes.

A native of Hermitage, Tenn., Harris finished the first round in a three-way tie after shooting a 3-over-par 74. Harris broke the tie in the second round, sinking a couple birdies to card an even-par 71 and take a one-stroke lead into the final round.

Harris joins the Wildcats as the 2011 Tennessee Girls Junior Amateur Player of the Year. The Player of the Year is selected based on a rankings system that reflects the abilities of junior Tennessee golfers participating in a diverse group of events with the rankings favoring local events to reduce economic favoritism and national championships to acknowledge impressive performances.

Harris also was named a 2010 and 2011 HP Scholastic All-American by the American Junior Golf Association. As a sophomore, Harris led Hermitage High School to a Division 2A State Championship.


 

 

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