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Members of the Lady Pirates golf team who are believed to be the first to ever compete at state include (l-r) Katie Ballard, Bowen Yarbrough, Macey McElwaney, Avery Maddock and KK Foster. They will play 18 holes May 22 and May 23 in the state tourney in Columbus.

PCHS girls golf team heads to state tourney

The Pike County High School girls golf team will head to the state competition in Columbus May 22-23, making school history as it is the first time the girls golf team has made it to the state tournament since 2013. The Lady Pirates finished third in region 1-AAA behind Columbus and Upson-Lee. Only the top three teams in the region advanced to state. The girls golf team has been coached by John Kovzel for four years and he is excited to see the girls compete at the state level.

“The girls have really progressed better than expected,” said coach Kovzel. “They are young and getting better.”

The girls golf team includes juniors Macey McElwaney, Avery Maddock and Katie Ballard, tenth grader Bowen Yarbrough and ninth grader KK Foster. They will play 18 holes Monday, May 22 and 18 holes Tuesday, May 23.

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