Girls Varsity Golf · Titans’ Howard leads county golfers in Yellow Jacket Invitational

The Titans didn’t win the tournament but Ella Howard (79) of Gadsden City finished with the best score of the three Etowah County schools. The Titans had their first match Wednesday and Thursday was their first tournament of the season. Practice has been few and far between with all the wet weather.

“Yesterday I didn’t play that great, but today I wasn’t stressed and it wasn’t good,” Howard said.

It didn’t hurt that the front nine was kind to Howard.

“I didn’t have any three putts and that helped a lot with my confidence,” Howard added.

County and area scores: Boaz’s Sydney Hanson (93), Glencoe’s Abby Powell (102), Gadsden City’s Haley James (112), Glencoe’s Camryn Blackwell (118), Gadsden City’s Daisy Allen (124), Hokes Bluff’s Katie Marsh (141), Hokes Bluff’s Ashley Bigelow (149), Glencoe’s Asia Dennis (153), Hokes Bluff’s Kaitlyn McGatha (161), Fort Payne’s Meg Martin (DNS).

Notable team scores: Hoover 246, Auburn 252, Trinity Presbyterian 259, White Plains 263, Muscle Shoals 273, Hartselle 281, Glencoe 308, Gadsden City 315, Alexandria 366, Hokes Bluff 451.

Video and article portions, courtesy of The Gadsden Times