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Gaining the Edge: NHall girls win first-ever Hall Co. title; Gainesville wins fifth straight

By Bo Wilson | Video by Seth Chapman
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GAINESVILLE — The North Hall girls golf team captured their first-ever Hall County Championship last week at Chattahoochee Golf Course. 

Led by individual champion Mikayla Dubnik, the Lady Trojans strolled to the win over Flowery Branch by 32 strokes. Dubnik turned in a 1-under par 72 to win her second straight individual title. 

“I thought we played well as a team but I don’t think we’re a finished product right now,” North Hall coach Rodney House said. “It’s great to be able to win this for the first time. It means a lot to us. But we’re also trying to get better for the rest of the season.

Dubnik said they worked and practiced hard all week to prepare for the tournament. 

“It feels great for us to win this as a team and I feel like we’ve improved a lot since last year but we still have some work to do,” she said.

Gainesville's Sam Patterson fired a 2-under 70 to win the individual championship and lead the Red Elephants to their fifth consecutive Hall County Championship. 

The Red Elephants' Zayne Hilderbrand (2019 champion) and Wiley Hickerson completed the top-3 sweep to beat Cherokee Bluff 302-325.

“First, I’m just super proud of Sam,” Gainesville coach Clay McDonald said. “He put in a lot of work in the offseason. He’s been playing well. This is the second tournament (Longhorn Invitational at Legacy) he’s won. As a team, the barometer is always 300 so a 302 is good. We started well but Chattahoochee is a tough but fair course. We knew Cherokee Bluff would push us and they did.”

Jeff Hart contributed to this story.


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