She finished 10th at the county championship tournament, before firing an 85 at districts to qualify her for the state tournament. She graduates having helped the Mustangs to three county championship team titles.
Avni Johnson, Atholton. An offseason of hard work paid huge dividends for the Raiders senior, who improved her season scoring average by eight points up to 22.1 a match. That put her among the top five county scorers during the regular season. Her round of 26 points in the regular season finale was among the highlights, as it helped Atholton set a new team scoring record with 86 points.
Johnson placed fifth at the county championship tournament (41 points) and then produced her highest finish ever at the District Championships a couple weeks later. Her round of 77 placed her alone in fourth place.
Josephine Jung, Mt. Hebron. No county golfer improved their scoring average more than the Vikings' sophomore, who was more than 10 shots better than her freshman year at 21.8 points a match. In fact, she went for 22 or more points in six of the eight matches she played during the regular season. She was also the leader for a Mt. Hebron team that finished tied for third in the standings at 8-3.
She placed seventh at the county championship tournament (37 points) and eighth at districts (83).
Lauren Kim, Marriotts Ridge. The talented freshman burst onto the scene this fall and immediately established herself as one of the county's best. She went for 24 points or more in every regular-season match, finishing with a final average of 25.6 (third best in the county). Her season-high was 28 points in a tri-match victory over River Hill and Wilde Lake.
Kim carried her strong play into the postseason, earning top three finishes at counties and districts. At the county championships, she shot a two-over total (52 points) to finish just one shot out of a playoff and she was five back at Districts with a round of 74. She wrapped everything up with a two-day total of 155 at states to finish in fifth place.
Rachel Lee, Marriotts Ridge. While Lee graduates never having been named Player of the Year, the Mustangs' star still leaves behind quite the legacy of her own as one of the top girls to ever come through Howard County. This fall, she was second during the regular season with a scoring average of 26.2 points a match (up from 24.6 in 2012). She went for a season-high 30 points in a tri-match sweep of Atholton and Centennial at Waverly Woods that proved to be the victory that decided this year's county title.
She then outlasted Atholton's Bryana Nguyen in a playoff at the county championship tournament, capturing the title in that event for the first time in her career. Lee was two shots behind Nguyen at the District Championship, finishing second with a one-over-par 71. Then at states, she finished third with a two-day total of 147 to finish alone in third place.
Samyra Lewis, Oakland Mills. Despite playing as her team's only golfer this fall, Lewis still managed to compile five victories for the Scorpions. The model of consistency, she scored either 24 or 25 points in six of her eight matches this fall on her way to an average of 23.4 points. That average was fourth best in the county and a slight improvement over her total as a junior.
At the county championship tournament she placed fourth with a total of 43 points, then sixth at the District V Championships with a round of 79. Her score at districts was three strokes better than her junior year. Lewis then wrapped things up at states by finishing in a tie for 11th after a two-day total of 164.
Amanda Petersen, Atholton. A back-to-back first team performer, Petersen continued to improve this fall as a junior. She upped her scoring average to 20.9 points a match, almost a full two points better than the previous year. She scored 21 points or more in every match but two this season.
In the postseason, her scores at all three tournaments were improvements over the previous year. She fired a round of 39 points at counties, taking sixth place. Then she shot an 80 at districts to finish alone in seventh. She wrapped things up with a two-day total of 171 at the state championships, putting her in a tie for 17th.