LOCUST, N.C. – The only shocking thing might have been the margin of victory.
For the sixth year in a row, the Cox Mill girls golf team won the South Piedmont 3A Conference championship, this time at Red Bridge Golf Course on Monday afternoon.
The Chargers took this year’s title in remarkably dominating fashion, overtaking the field of six teams by 63 shots.
Additionally, a Charger won the individual title, as freshman Elizabeth Lohbauer shot an 8-over-par 80 on the course that played 4,889 yards to take the coveted honor.
Cox Mill golfers actually took home spots among the top five in the individual competition, with three of the Chargers being underclassmen.
Freshman Riya Modak took second place with an 83. Junior Sophie Morello tied for third place with Concord's Claudia Bare, with both shooting an 88.
Cox Mill junior Jaidan Rubinstein’s round of 89 was good for the fourth spot. In fifth place with a 96 was sophomore Hailey Ellis.
Central Cabarrus golfers completed the top 10: Lara Mullis (102), Lillie Cook (103), Carsen Masterton (109) and Summer Buchanon (124).
In addition to finishing in the third-place tie with Morello, Bare had one of the tournament's most electric moments when she sank a hole-in-one on Red Bridge's hole No. 2.
As a team, the Chargers were never seriously contested, en route to combining for a score of 251. Central Cabarrus was next at 314, while Concord took third-place honors at 329. A.L. Brown came in fourth at 350, and Jay M. Robinson shot 379.