October 9th, 2011
Sacred Heart Runs Away With Golf Title
Lone senior leads Valkyries to state title
The Sacred Heart Academy golf team earned four of the top 24 spots on the leaderboard and enjoyed a runaway team victory at the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Championships at the Bowling Green Country Club on Saturday.
Placing four of their golfers in the top 24 and finishing with a two-day team score of 649, the Valkyries won the team title by a healthy 43 shots.
Senior Emily Tofaute led the Valkyries by tying for ninth place recording a score of 157. Junior Katie Page tied for 12th place with a 161. The tightly packed top finishers were bolstered by sophomore Rachel Gathof’s 21st place showing at 165, and a 24th place finish from freshman Maddie Rose Hamilton who shot a 166.
It is Sacred Heart’s sixth state golf title and their first since 1993. Those six team titles place the Valkyries in the top spot in Kentucky girls golf, moving them ahead of Glasgow for the all-time lead in the state.