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Heritage golf closes in with win at Riverwood

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CLAYTON — Heritage’s girls golf team is making a case for NAC 6 conference title contender with their second win of the season at Riverwood Golf Club on Tuesday.

The Lady Huskies won first place with a team score of 116, beating second place Wakefield by a double-digit margin of 10 strokes. Mary Sears Brown was the low scorer for Heritage and tied for low medalist overall with Wakefield’s Lotte Fox with an individual score of 36.

Brown bounces back from a season-worst 52 last week at Wakefield. The individual score of 36 ties her season-best since the first match of the year.

The deciding factor for Heritage’s win was Heather Appelson, who tied her season-best with a score of 37. Her teammate Vivian Shillingsburg also had a great day on the green by shooting a 43.

Fox was once again the low medalist and best overall scorer for Wakefield. Terra Schmitt shot a 42 for the Wolverines and Kendall Crawford contributed with a 48.

Wake Forest fell behind to third place for the first time this year, losing to Wakefield by two strokes at 128. Mary Katherine Hederick shot a season-best 39 for the Cougars. Her teammates Catherine Vivongsy and Parker Bowman scored 42 and 47 respectively.

Corinth Holders came in fourth place with a team score of 139. Rolesville was last for the fourth time in a row with a score of 170.

Fox is first in the conference with an average score of 37.5. Appelson is second with an average of 40. Vivongsy and Brown are tied for third with an average of 41.5. Hederick is close behind with an average of 41.75.

After four conference matches, Wake Forest is still in first place, but only by half a game. With two matches left in the season, Heritage has a legitimate shot of taking down the Cougars and breaking Wakefield’s conference championship streak.

The next conference match will be at Olde Liberty Golf Course in Youngsville on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The final match of the season will be at Zebulon Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. That match will determine the NAC 6 conference champion.