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Three area golfers place in top 20 at Girls Open Championship

Skylar Sload of Briar Woods High School produced a two-day total of 166 at the VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship.—File Photo/Bill Clare
Ashley Nguyen of Freedom High School and Skylar Sload of Briar Woods tied for 17th place with matching two-day totals of 166 at the 2016 VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship. Abby Bloom of Stone Bridge finished 20th in the tournament, contested Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax.

Danielle Suh of Westfield paced the field with an overall score of 157. Suh shot 78 on day one and 79 on day two. Erica Whitehouse of Atlee finished one shot behind in second place.

Shreya Ganta (175) of Riverside tied for 25th place, and Sydney Lanham (176) of Loudoun County tied for 27th place.

Hannah Jonely (190) of Broad Run and Lauren Chang (192) of Tuscarora also qualified and competed in the Girls Open Championship.

Stone Bridge coach Mark Mjoness described the conditions, "The weather was windy and chilly and the greens at International were very firm, and as a result, were putting extremely fast raising the scores across the field of 60 competitors."

Mjoness also praised Bloom, "Abby demonstrated excellent ball striking during both days of play ... she hit 68 percent of both her greens and fairways in regulation over the 36 holes of play. Abby's ball striking off the tee, and from the fairway, was very impressive."

Top 20 individuals
Danielle Suh, Westfield (78-79--157)
Erica Whitehouse, Atlee (80-78--158)
Jillian Drinkard, Appomatox (77-83--160)
Amy Yang, Hidden Valley (77-83--160)
Carley Rudolf, First Colonial (80-81--161)
Addie Parker, Monacan (81-80--161)
Niva Sainju, Lake Braddock (77-85--162)
Jinny Park, Lake Braddock (80-82--162)
Katie Thome, Colonial Forge (81-81--162)
Jaden Harman, Spotswood (82-80--162)
Dianna Domench, Mills Goodwin (79-84--163)
Kendall Turner, Great Bridge (81-83--164)
Jayde Dudley, Hidden Valley (82-82--164)
Melissa Meng, Blacksburg (82-82--164)
Sidney Walker, West Springfield (83-82--165)
Cameron Cook, Glen Allen (83-82--165)
Ashley Nguyen, Freedom (82-84--166)
Skylar Sload, Briar Woods (85-81--166)
Callie Montgomery, Franklin (84-83--167)
Abby Bloom, Stone Bridge (84-84--168)

Loudoun golfers
Ashley Nguyen, Freedom (82-84--166)
Skylar Sload, Briar Woods (85-81--166)
Abby Bloom, Stone Bridge (84-84--168)
Shreya Ganta, Riverside (91-84--175)
Sydney Lanham, Loudoun County (91-85--176)
Hannah Jonely, Broad Run (96-94--190)
Lauren Chang, Tuscarora (96-96--192)


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