DAVIDSON – Women’s professional golf returns to town later this year when the Symetra Classic is held at River Run Country Club May 13-17.
This will be the second year the event is held at River Run. The tournament was held at Raintree Country Club in Charlotte from 2012–16 and moved to Atlanta National Golf Club in 2017.
“We are extremely excited to return to River Run and build on the success of last year’s event,” said Mike Nichols, chief business officer of the Symetra Tour, in a press release.
The Symetra Tour is known as "the Road to the LPGA," and since 1999 it has been designated as the LPGA’s Official Qualifying Tour. The Tour prepares the world's best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour.
Last year’s Symetra Classic champion, Jenny Haglund of Sweden, finished 12th on the season-ending money list and earned full-time status on the LPGA.
For more information about sponsorship, playing in the pro-am, volunteering and ticket sales, visit www.symetraclassic.com.
Pride defeat LNC
HUNTERSVILLE – Pine Lake Prep defeated Lake Norman Charter in softball 4-2 Feb. 28.
Freshman Kate Hoffman led the Pride with two hits, scoring a run and recording an RBI. Junior Gabrielle Fry, senior Sarah Sweitzer and sophomore Kara Lingvai picked up the other runs.
Another Pine Lake freshman, Ashley Marchitelli, picked up the win in the circle, recording five strikeouts.
LNC senior Bekah Cook also pitched a complete game, recording nine strikeouts. She also went 1-for-2 at the plate with a double and RBI. Sophomore Kristy Seifert also picked up a hit. Cook and Seifert scored for the Lady Knights.
Knights take out Raptors
HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Charter baseball team fell behind Mountain Island Charter 3-0 early, but defeated the Raptors 9-3 Feb. 28.
The Knights scored six runs in the second inning, which proved to be the deciding runs. Owen Bielefeld, Drew Gugino, Chris Torres, Nick Clark and Logan Ansted all drove in runs in the frame.
Peter Alperi went four innings on the mound, allowing three runs on four hits and struck out four.
Alperi and Jake Monti managed multiple hits for LNC, who improved to 2-0 on the season.