At the county championship tournament, she finished in a tie for eighth with 25 points and then followed that up with a 14th place finish in the girls individual competition at the District V Championship.
Marissa Davey, Marriotts Ridge. Consistently the second-best golfer for the Mustangs, Davey was a major reason the team was once again one of the county's top squads. She saw her scoring average dip slightly from her sophomore year, but her 15.8 points a match were still fifth best in the county. Among the highlights was 21 points in a tri-match against Hammond and Howard.
Her best showing in the postseason came at the county championship, where she shot a career-best 22 points on the front nine on the way to a final total of 37 and a tie for fourth. She qualified for states with a 93 at districts, then closed her season by finishing 19th among the females at the state championships (180 total).
Avni Johnson, Atholton. A first-year player for the Raiders, Johnson provided the depth Atholton needed to get over the hump and win the program's first county championship and finish the season undefeated at 11-0. During the regular season she was the model of consistency, shooting between 12 and 15 points in all eight matches on her way to a final average of 13.9.
She finished alone in sixth at the county championship tournament with a round of 30 points, then followed that up with a round of 92 at the District V Championship to finish ninth overall among the girls individuals.
Rachel Lee, Marriotts Ridge. Already a standout, as evidenced by two straight first-team selections coming into this fall, Lee was even better this year as a junior. The top player for the second-place Mustangs (10-1) during the regular season, she upped her scoring average to 24.6 points a match. Lee shot 23 points or more every time out, including a season-high 27 points on two different occasions.
She was runner-up at the county championship tournament with a total of 44 points, but the real breakthrough was at Districts. Shooting a three-over-par round of 73, Lee edged Atholton's Bryana Nguyen by one shot for the title.
She then finished fourth at states with a total of 148, which was 13 shots better than her sophomore year.
Samyra Lewis, Oakland Mills. Lewis took the jump from being a good golfer to an elite one this season as a junior. She showcased improvement in all areas, opening the fall with 26 points against Marriotts Ridge at Fairway Hills and she never slowed down. After averaging 19.8 points a match as a sophomore, Lewis never scored less than 19 points this year. Her season high was 27 points in a tri-match at Willow Springs.
In the postseason, she was third at the county championship with a round of 43 points (four better than 2011), then followed that up with an 82 at districts to place fifth. She took home seventh at the state tournament, one spot better than the previous year, but her two-day total of 161 showcased a 12-shot improvement.
Amanda Peterson, Atholton. No first-team member improved more than Peterson this fall for the undefeated Raiders. After averaging just 7.9 points a match as a freshman, she put up an impressive 19.0 average this season as a sophomore to rank fourth among county golfers. She put up 18 points or better in every match but one, going for a career-high 25 in a tri-match against Glenelg and Mt. Hebron.
At the county championship tournament, she was actually leading the way after the front nine before ending up tied for fourth with 37 points. She followed that up by firing a 90 at districts to finish alone in seventh place.