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Staples girls third in CIAC Golf Championships

Playing her first hole of the day, the second toughest hole on the course, Greenwich's Catherine McEvoy stumbled out of the gate with a double bogey. It was the last mistake she made.

McEvoy, a sophomore, ended up making six birdies, including five on the back nine, to finish with a terrific 2-under-par 72 to capture individual medalist honors and help propel the Cardinals to their first CIAC girls golf state championship Tuesday at Orange Hills Country Club in Orange.

Greenwich finished with a team total score of 335, the lowest score shot by a winning team, beating Berlin's 348 set in 2012. McEvoy set a state record for the lowest individual score, beating Westhill's Allison Oakes, who had the previous record of 77 set in 2008.

Greenwich won by a lofty nine shots over runner-up Berlin (346), which saw its string of three straight CIAC titles snapped. Staples, which was ranked first in the state by the CIAC for much of the season, finished third with a 355 team score.

Greenwich also got rounds of 90 from Kendyl Nethercott and 93 from Pamela Jennemyr to round out its top four scorers. Staples got rounds of 83 from Faith Garcia, 85 from Anelise Brown, 91 from Mary Bennewitz and 96 from Marie McHugh.

Chris Elsberry

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