Golfer Davis shoots a 40

Published 9:30 am Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Davie’s golf match at Maple Chase on Sept. 27 was miserable for the War Eagles, who turned in a season-worst 48-over.

It wasn’t a good day for anybody. Emerson Vanzant’s 12th-place 49 was Davie’s No. 1 score.

One day later, it was all but forgotten. Davie responded with a 23-over 125 at Bermuda Run West.

“We did not have a good day,” coach Bob Donley said after the match at Maple Chase. “We played without Annika McDaniel (who was coming off a career-best 5-over 41). It was just one of those days where everyone did not play their best.”

One day later, Donley was all smiles. “We had a much better day,” he said. “We finished third again (behind Reagan and West Forsyth), but this was our best team score this season.”

At Bermuda Run West, Vanzant paced Davie with a 5-over 39, which was good for eighth overall. It was a career day for the junior, whose previous best was 6-over at Pine Knolls on Sept. 7.

It was a day senior Krystal Davis won’t soon forget. She shot a jaw-dropping 40. Nobody saw that coming because her previous career best was 50 at Oak Valley on Sept. 20.

“It was amazing,” Donley said. “She shot 40 with a triple bogey. Krystal’s great round qualifies her to join Annika and Emerson in the 4-A regionals. She just finally put it all together today.”

Davie’s No. 3 scorer was McDaniel (46). Freshman Kate Sakai (49) also played well.