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Lancaster High School fielding girls golf this fall

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By The Staff

Lancaster High School is fielding a girls’ golf team this fall.The golf team is open to Lancaster County students in grades 7-12 who attend school in the Lancaster County School District. High School and middle school students in the Lancaster, Buford, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land attendance areas are eligible to play.“It’s no secret the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association has had an impact on the boys’ programs in our county and we feel there is similar interest among the girls who would be eligible to form a high school golf team,” said LHS athletic director Mark Strickland. “We feel the interest is there to have a girls high school golf team.”The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association offers competitive age divisions for youngsters ages 6-18.Strickland, LHS principal Dr. Joe Keenan and Joe McCain, an area avid golfer, recently met to discuss the situation.“The team would be similar to what we have with the Lancaster High School swim team,” Strickland said. “The team is based out of Lancaster High School, but includes eligible middle and high school students who are competitive swimmers and attend public school in one of the four attendance areas – Lancaster, Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land.”McCain, who has two daughters who play with the Lancaster Junior Golf Association, said he feels the interest is there to field a golf team from the county schools.“We know there are girls who play with the junior golf program who are interested, but there are probably others and we invite them to be a part of this team,” McCain said. “I feel we have some talented girls who would enjoy being a part of a high school golf team.”In the past, Lancaster High School has had individual players compete in the Class AAAA state golf tournament, but not a team.Those interested in playing are asked to contact Strickland at Lancaster High School, 283-2323.“If somebody is interested, they need to call us because this is a fall sport and the season is upon us,” he said.