Lee Lady Flames win 2nd straight SSAC women’s golf championship
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The Lee women's golf team won its second consecutive SSAC championship Tuesday, at the Wynlakes Golf and Country Club in Montgomery, Ala. Lee University photo
The Lee women's golf team won its second consecutive SSAC championship Tuesday, at the Wynlakes Golf and Country Club in Montgomery, Ala. Lee University photo
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — For the second consecutive year the Lee women’s golf team is champion of the Southern States Athletic Conference.

The Lady Flames fired a 319 on Tuesday and finished the two-day, 36-hole event at 640 and won by 13 strokes over second place College of Coastal Georgia.

It took a playoff win over Mobile’s Haley Mize, but junior Courtney Shelton claimed her second straight SSAC medalist crown. She posted a 78 on Monday and came back with a 77 on Tuesday to finish at 155.

“I’m thrilled for Courtney,” said coach John Maupin. “She really battled all week and it paid off in the end. She was rock solid in the playoff as well. Courtney has had a strong year.”

Senior Sloane Skinner also carded a 77 in the second round and totaled a 159 to finish in a tie for fourth. "Sloane stepped up like a senior and shot a great 37 on the back,” the coach pointed out.

Sophomore Madison Alexander closed with an 82 and carded a 158, good enough for third place. Next came freshman Bernadette Little with a 85-83 – 168 and senior Chelesa Rakestraw came in at 88-84 – 172.

“Madison also played a great tournament,” he added. “I know she wanted to score better today, but she hit a lot of good shots this week.

“I’m really happy that we could send our seniors out of conference the right way. Winning back-to-back conference championships is something these girls can always be proud of,” Maupin stated.

“This was far from our easiest week in terms of execution, but our girls stayed focused and persevered. We closed out today much better than we started.

“Overall, I’m really proud of this team and I still think our best golf is ahead of us. We are looking forward to playing our best in NAIA Nationals (in Lincoln, Neb.),” the coach said in closing.