Teeing off: North graduate in lead after 1st round

The Greenbelt golf course only was scheduled to host three golfers in the women’s city golf tournament, but two late entries by the Anderson sisters helped make things a little more interesting.

Mary Sturgill and Carolyn Dailey golfed in the first flight while East senior Autumn Fateley golfed with Holly and Annie Anderson in the second flight.

Holly Anderson was the only golfer who did not shoot above par. The 2016 high school state medalist golfed a 37 on the front nine and finished with a 35 to end with an even par 72. Holly Anderson said she improved from her performance in the IWGA tournament at Otter Creek last weekend.

“I played pretty well considering my scores last weekend,” Holly Anderson said. “I definitely improved and I’m happy with how I played today.”

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Holly Anderson shot three birdies and three bogeys to end the day. Fateley, who shot an 88, is the closest golfer to Holly Anderson heading into today’s final round at Otter Creek. Fateley and North sophomore Annie Anderson were tied at 46 strokes after the first nine holes.

Her 42 strokes on the back nine helped Fateley edge out Annie Anderson by two strokes to end the first round. Annie shot a 46-44 to go into the final round in third place with 90 stokes.

“I didn’t do as well as I hoped,” Annie said. “But I thought it was fun to come out here with my friends.”

Dailey is sitting in fourth place with 99 and Sturgill is in fifth with 104. Holly said she is happy that she gets to play alongside Fateley and her sister in the tournament, but thought there would have been more than just five competing golfers.

“I was expecting a lot more people,” Holly Anderson said. “Especially a lot more high school girls our age.”

The men’s final round also will be today at Otter Creek. Golfers Justin Kendrick, Tony Carr and Andrew Krueger will start the final round with an 8:03 a.m. tee time. Tournament leaders Ian Coffey, Jake Coffey and Colman Glick will end the men’s tournament with a 10:09 a.m. tee time. Ian heads into today with a one stroke lead over his brother Jake.

The women’s final round will tee off at 10:27 a.m. Otter Creek is Fateley’s home high school course, so she is expecting do better in today’s competition.

Holly Anderson said she also is more used to Otter Creek than Greenbelt.

“I’m definitely used to Otter,” Holly Anderson said. “I never really play (at Greenbelt). I’m happy I did well here, but I’m ready to go out and go low tomorrow.”