Originally created 05/08/00

Pack's Quinn defends crown



Greenbrier's Stephanie Quinn successfully defended her Georgia Class AAA golf title Monday by shooting a 2-over 74 at Jekyll Island's Indian Mounds course.

Quinn, who has signed a golf scholarship with Oklahoma State, had two birdies and four bogeys in her 37-37 -- 74 round to edge Abby Francis of Heritage, who had a 75.

"She was as good from tee to green as I've ever seen her," said Greenbrier coach Robert Nash.

"It was a little nerve-wracking," Quinn said. "I felt like I wanted to win it more this year than I did last year."

"The state (tournament) brings the best out of me."

"I guess it says that I can play some golf. Last year, it did surprise me that I won it. I don't think I ever wanted to win a tournament more than I did this one."

Quinn shot a state-record 71 to win last year's tournament.

Columbus won the Class AAA team title with a 155 total, and Greenbrier was second at 158. Quinn's teammate, Carrie Crawford, shot 45-39 -- 84.

Elsewhere Monday, Savannah Christian won its third straight Class A boys high school golf championship with a dominating performance led by individual medalist Tripp Coggins.

Savannah Christian shot a 7-over 295 at the Fields Ferry Golf Club in Calhoun, defeating Brookstone by 14 strokes.

Coggins shot a 1-under 71 to win the individual championship by two strokes over teammate Justin Giles. Their other teammates, Chris Epperson and David Elmore, shot 75 and 76, respectively.

Cartersville had a 14-over 302 to edge Westminster by two strokes for the Class AA title at Vidalia Country Club.

The Class AAAA tournament was held at Jekyll Island's Oleander course.

On the girls side at Jekyll Island, Harrison won the AAAA title by five shots over Fayette County, which had the individual medalist in Diana Ramage with 73.

Pierce County won the Class AA championship, but its top player, Katie Walker, lost to Gainesville's Kingsley Barrett in a playoff. Lovett, led by individual medalist Leslie Stubblefield, won the A championship.