High School Sports

St. Martin claims first golf championship since 1996

MAURICE SINGLETON/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD 
 St. Martin's girls golf team won the school's first state championship of any kind since 1996 on Tuesday when they claimed the Class III girls golf title at The Oaks in Pass Christian.
MAURICE SINGLETON/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD St. Martin's girls golf team won the school's first state championship of any kind since 1996 on Tuesday when they claimed the Class III girls golf title at The Oaks in Pass Christian.

PASS CHRISTIAN -- St. Martin High School won the Class III girls team title and D'Iberville's Hannah Levi claimed the individual title at the Class III state golf championship played at The Oaks in Pass Christian on Monday and Tuesday.

St. Martin shot an overall 325 for the two days to edge out Madison Central (338). The championship was an emotional win for the Yellow Jackets which finished second place in the state championship tournament last year in a playoff after regulation play.

"It's a little emotional," said Yellow Jackets coach Brandon Laird. "My girls have been with me for six years, since their seventh-grade year. This has been the goal. We've been so close the last year, get beat in the playoff last year. To finally win one is good."

The team state championship was the second in school history for St. Martin. The Yellow Jackets won a volleyball championship in 1996.

Sydney Cato shot 80 on Monday and 76 on Tuesday, Jordan Wescovich shot 82 and 87, and Lindsey Wescovich shot 98 and 92.

Levi claimed the individual Class III state championship going even par for the tournament, shooting 72 on both days. On Tuesday, she finished 2-under on the front nine. She improved her score to 3-under after 13 holes before a double bogey on No. 14 and a bogey on No. 16.

"I had a good amount of birdies," Levi said. "I made birdies where I needed to. I double bogeyed the same hole both days, and that was disappointing. But overall I'm happy with the way I played."

Warren Central's Karley Whittington finished second in the individual category with a score of 146 for the two days. Jordan Wescovich finished in third place with a 156.

D'Iberville (369) finished fifth, Biloxi (403) was eighth, Gulfport (416) was 10th and Hancock (510) placed 16th.

Below is a list of the individual scores:

Hannah Levi, D'Iberville                144 (72, 72)

Karley Whittington, Warren C.           146 (72, 74)

Sydney Cato, St. Martin                 156 (80, 76)

Anne Carrie Swoope, Madison C.  165 (82, 83)

Devon Matheny, Hernando                 166 (81, 85)

Kimberly Wilkinson, Desoto C.           178 (93, 85)

Michaela Bryan, Tupelo                          173 (90, 83)

Jordan Wescovich, St. Martin            169 (82, 87)

Savannah Murphy, Madison C.             173 (84, 89)

Jessica Pannell, Tupelo                  188 (98, 90)

Jolie Hughes, O.S.                              185 (94, 91)

K.B. Hobart, Starkville                 181 (84, 97)

Cameryn Smith, George C.                181 (89, 92)

Margaret Hill, Tupelo                           187 (91, 96)

Jessica Pannell, Tupelo                 188 (98, 90)

Lyndsey Wescovich, St. Martin           190 (98, 92)

Carley Havens, Clinton                  195 (98, 97)

Layla McCowin, N/A                      198 (100, 98)

Tadasha Flowers, Meridian             194 (96, 98)

Layla McCowin, Biloxi                      198 (100, 98)

Brogan Randall, Madison C.              199 (102, 97)

Kassidy Taylor, Hernando                203 (97, 106)

Margaret Lee, Biloxi                       205 (94, 111)j

Cecilia Bruce, N.W. Rankin             206 (101, 105)

Megan Wadsworth, Gulfport                    207 (98, 109)

Mia Wamsley, Warren C.                  209 (102, 107)

Traylan Talley, Meridian                        213 (106, 107)

Liv Nault, Desoto C.                            215 (109, 106)

Alexis Arnoult, Gulfport                         215 (111, 104)

Simone Amos, Meridian                   216 (110, 106)

Claire Richardson, Gulfport                  216 (105, 111)

Hassan Dorsey, D'Iberville              225 (113, 112)

Remi Nichols, Clinton                   227 (119, 108)

Riley Jackson, Biloxi                      228 (110, 118)

Hannah Laurie, Hernando                 231 (111, 120)

Maggie McCall, Brandon                  232 (116, 116)

Ashley Keebler, N/A                     232 (120, 112)

Sydney Stuart, Warren C.               232 (114, 118)

Madlyn Sparks, N.W. Rankin              233 (115, 118)

Hillary Brooks, Desoto C.               234 (119, 115)

Addison Rivers, Oak Grove            239 (119, 120)

Hannah Pitts, Brandon                   239 (119, 120)

Whitney Eakins, Hancock                 242 (127, 115)

Caroline Hayman, Brandon            242 (118, 124)

Rachel Boulanger, D'Iberville           250 (129, 121)

Haley Tatum, Clinton                            252 (125, 127)

Morgan Loman, Starkville                260 (131, 129)

Sonni Scarbrough, Hancock       268 (137, 131)

Alyssa Benton, Pearl                            271 (137, 134)

Eden Green, N.W. Rankin                 277 (138, 139)

Alli Watts, Oak Grove                     122, WD (Injury)

Bryanna Weems, N/A                             N/A-112

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