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Alexandria McCain, a two-time all-region golfer at Lancaster High School and a graduate of Indian Land High School, shot an 86 over 6,200 yards at the Divide Golf Course in Matthews, N.C., where she won her division age group in the Optimist Club youth golf tournament Sunday, June 3.
McCain, the 2011 LHS golf MVP, will attend Converse College in the fall after signing with the CC Valkryies last fall.
Other winners were Ben Ferris, 13, of Charlotte, Sean O’Connor, 14, of Indian Trail, N.C., and Jarett Stowe, 16, of Matthews, N.C.
The tournament raised $1,600 for the Matthews-Mint Hill Club. Proceeds are used for college scholarship awards to senior graduates of local Matthews and Mint Hill area high schools.
Each of the first-place winners receive free entry fee ($85 value) to the N.C. West District Optimist qualifying tournament at the Catawba Country Club in Newton, N.C., on Monday, June 25.
The winners of the qualifying tournament are eligible to advance to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship July 19-24 and July 24-29, at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
The tournament fee will be paid for by the district, along with hotel and some other expenses.