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NMB girls golf team wins region 6AAAA championship

The North Myrtle Beach High School girls golf team won the 6AAAA region golf championship last week with a one stroke victory over Myrtle Beach.

The Chiefs scored 388 to nudge out Myrtle Beach with a 389. Hartsville was third with 429 and Darlington took fourth with 495.

The Lady Chiefs were led by sophomore Cara Hilburn with a round of 82. Seventh grade sister Sydney Hilburn shot a 99, junior Savannah Jordan shot 100 and Kalynn Basehoar had a 107. Myrtle Beach was led by their top scorer Taylor Pirttima with a 91, followed by Sophia Livigni’s 97. Yana Jeram shot 100 and Kelly Campman’s 101 rounded out the scoring for the Lady Seahawks.

Eagle Nest Golf Course in Little River was home for the event.

North Myrtle Beach’s Cara Hilburn was the medalist and was named Player of the Year.

Coach Newt Merricks was very pleased with the win. “I was really proud of the girls. The entire team will be returning next year, so we are very excited. We played in the Lower State Qualifier on Monday and got fourth place shooting a 394. That means we will head to Hilton Head next Monday and Tuesday for the State Finals,” Merricks said.

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