Currituck golf team receives NCHSAA state championship rings W/Video
Lady Knights won the 1A/2A crown last October
By Malcolm Shields
Sunday, February 11, 2018
BARCO — It was a celebration on Friday night.
Members of the Currituck girls golf team received their state championship rings at halftime of the Currituck County High School girls basketball game at mid court.
The Lady Knights won the 2017 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A state championship on Oct. 24 at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
The Lady Knights won the two-day tournament by 29 strokes over second place Mount Airy.
The championship was the first for Currituck as a Class 2A school.
Currituck had previously won state championships as a Class 1A school.
During the ceremony, Currituck coach Dan O’Boyle and golfers Bailee Twiford, Britney Tyndall and Sarah Conley received their rings.
“It’s a tremendous honor for the girls and the school,” O’Boyle said. “The booster club, the parents have been great. The support of Mr. Keith Hall, who owns The Carolina Club where we play and practice, has been great.”
O’Boyle noted that during the first practice last fall, he told the team that they could win a state championship if they worked hard.
“The hard work they put in the last year, it just shows that hard work pays off,” he said. “That’s the most rewarding thing for me.”
“It means a lot,” Tyndall said of the ceremony.
Tyndall, a senior, finished tied for 29th place at the state meet and tied for 11th at the 1A/2A East Regional in Goldsboro on Oct. 16.
“It was great to go out there and play well,” she said. “It is a great way to end my high school career.”
Tyndall added the moment that stood out to her about the season was to celebrate it with her friends and family.
Twiford, a junior, posted top scores for the Lady Knights individually at the 1A/2A East Regional and the state championship meet.
“I think that it was really special that we won states because we haven’t done it in so long,” she said.
The last time Currituck won a state title was the Class 1A softball championship in 1993.
Twiford, who noted that she began playing golf around four years ago, finished second at the regional and finished third overall at the state meet.
“I’m really grateful because I made a big improvement over the past few years,” she said. “It’s really cool to go out there and do good.”
Twiford noted that she became stronger mentally and physically.
Conley, a senior, was a key member of the team who posted a top 50 result at the state championship meet.
“The ring meant a lot to me,” Conley told The Daily Advance. “The school hasn't always been supportive of us so the girls and I really wanted to bring home the championship this year. I was so happy to receive the ring and grateful for the lovely sponsors we had that were able to donate the money for our rings.”
Sponsors of the rings were Ms. Casey Rose Schmid of North Carolina Farm Bureau, Mrs. Janet Rose, Mr. Kim Old, Mrs. Denise Roddy, Mrs. Jeanie Van Sickels Wege, Mrs. Joanna Brumsey and Odom’s Landscaping.