Sornig shoots best round since ’10

Published 9:36 am Thursday, September 14, 2017

When Davie played at Olde Homeplace Golf Club in Winston-Salem on Sept. 5, Brooke Sornig revived memories of a 2010 exchange student from Czech Republic named Gabby Chaloupkova.

The senior snatched fourth place out of 29 players with a 3-over 40 round that included two birdies. After making her senior debut with an 11-over 47 on Aug. 30, Sornig carded her career best, surpassing the 8-over 43 last year at Pudding Ridge. It was the finest nine-hole round by a War Eagle in seven years, dating to Chaloupkova’s 3-over 38 at Sapona in 2010.

Oh, and there’s this: Sornig is not at full strength. When her thumb and wrist heal up, watch out.

“She was still taped and wrapped,” coach Bob Donley said. “She had a great round, all things considered.”

Unless something bizarre happens, Sasha Hayes and Reagan are going capture the individual and team titles by 20 miles. The Raiders, led by Hayes’ 4-under 33, shot even-par 111 to defeat second-place Reynolds (131) by 20 strokes. West Forsyth (133), Davie (151), Glenn (167) and East Forsyth (167) rounded out the team scoring as Davie finished fourth for the second time in as many Central Piedmont Conference meets.

Davie freshman Kyleigh Harnsberger (51) endured her first trying day as a War Eagle after opening with 46 and 44. She did enjoy a birdie.