Highlands girls varsity golf team has made school history after winning the Smoky Mountain Conference championship in October.
The team was honored during a Highlands volleyball game on Oct. 13 for their achievement.
Highlands girls varsity golf team honored during a volleyball game on Oct. 13 for winning the Smoky Mountain Conference championship for the first time in Highlands School history. From left are Anna Maria Silverthorn, Brooke Forgarty, Kaki Dyleski, and Anna Stiehler.
The Lady Highlanders won the SMC championship by 27 shots at Old Union Golf Course in Blairsville, GA.
Highlands Anna Stiehler finished as the Championship Medalist with a score of 78. Highlands Brooke Fogarty shot a 101, Kaki Dyleski 108, and Annamaria Silverthorn finished with 120.
Highlands Anna Stiehler sets her ball before a long putt at Highlands Country Club earlier in the season.
Their performance at the SMC championships qualified Highlands for the Girl’s Regional Tournament at Mimosa Hills Golf Course on Oct. 18 in Morganton, NC.
Highlands Kaki Dyleski puts her ball solidly on the green at HCC.
After Regionals, Stiehler qualified for the NCHSAA Girls Golf Championship at Pinehurst.
Highlands Anna Maria Silverthorn drains a putt at HCC.
She has qualified for the state tournament all four years of her high school career, which was held at Foxfire Golf & Country Club this year where Stiehler came in 22nd out of 78 players.
Highlands Brooke Fogarty chips herself out of a tough spot at HCC.
Highlands Kaki Dyleski gets set before chipping onto the green at HCC.
Highlands Anna Maria Silverthorn watches her ball hang along the edge of the fairway landing with a good look at the green at HCC.
Highlands Anna Stiehler sinks a putt at HCC.
Highlands Brooke Forgarty steps up to putt a tough 10-footer at HCC.
Highlands Kaki Dyleski lands firmly on the green at HCC.
Highlands Anna Stiehler gets set to drive at HCC.
Highlands Anna Maria Silverthorn sinks a putt at HCC.
Highalnds and Rabun Gap golf teams at one of the first meets of the season at Highlands Country Club.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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