Mitchell wins at home

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Alyson Mitchell would be a good choice to play the role of Dorothy a version of "The Wizard of Oz" because she would say, "There's no place like home."

One day after finishing second out of 63 entries by one stroke in the Coosa Pines Golf Tournament, Mitchell returned to her home course at the Troy Country Club and defeated the 30-person field by a huge margin. She shot an even-par 72, good enough to finish 12 strokes ahead of second place in the Trojan Invitational girls tournament.

"I almost won that other one, but I just didn't quite win it," Mitchell said.

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Mitchell started the day out well, shooting four-under par through the first four holes. She tailed off a bit towards the end, shooting over par in each of the final two holes. She still

managed to win by a comfortable margin as second place Blair Thomas of Auburn High School shot an 84.

Mitchell was the only representative of Charles Henderson among the eight-school field. St. Paul's of Mobile, Opelika High School, McGill-Toolen, Bibb County, Wetumpka, Prattville and Auburn were all represented.

"We had a good field," Charles Henderson golf coach Scott Goolsby said. "We originally had about 40 girls, but two teams dropped out."

Tina Lowe of McGill-Toolen had a low score to finish third. She shot an 86. Brooke Hubbard of Bibb County shot an 87 for fourth place and Kristin Warhurst of St. Paul's and Callie Clolinger of McGill-Toolen shot 88 to tie for fifth place.

St. Paul's teammates Sarah Webster and Danielle Calvert tied for seventh with a 91, and Joy Dubose of Wetumpka finished a stroke behind at 92. Opelika's Tracsea Hinz shot a 96 for 10th place, Auburn's Kristi Dumas scored 11th with a 97 and Opelika's Jessica McDonald shot a 99 to close out the sub-100 club.