It was a similar situation May 20, but a better result this time for Doherty, who had to go the extra distance to win the Class A private school girls’ individual state championship in Augusta.
Doherty shot a 1-under 71 after 18 holes to finish tied with Athens Academy’s Anna Buchanan to force a sudden-death playoff round.
It was Doherty who got the upper hand this year as she birdied the first playoff hole to claim low medalist honors and win her first individual state crown as well as leading Galloway to a fourth-place finish in the Class A private school girls’ team standings.
“Amanda is an asset to the Galloway community,” Galloway coach Josh Burr said. “Her talents go far beyond golf and her smile and positive attitude are contagious around campus. Her performance in Augusta was a direct reflection of the dedication and hard work she has put in over the years.
“When she came off of 18 to find out she was headed to a playoff — just like last year – she gave us all a big smile, accepted the challenge and was excited about the opportunity, which is a trait we all can learn from. I couldn’t be happier for Amanda, the Galloway golf team and the entire Galloway athletics family.”