Mallory Sullivan finished tied for 14th in the girls Class A/AA state golf tournament at Willowbrook in Manchester Wednesday.
The DCHS Junior shot 84 on Tuesday and 86 on Wednesday for a total score of 170. It was her third straight state tournament appearance. Sullivan finished in second place last year.
"She did have a great year," said Coach Joe Pat Cope. She had the low score at district and second low score at region and got a trip back to the state. After coming in second place last year in the state, we had some pretty lofty goals this year. I know she (Mallory) is disappointed but I don't want to take anything away from her season. She's had three state tournament appearances. She's received a lot of recognition from college coaches. Its been another great season. But I know the type of kid she is and her work ethic. She's not going to be happy for a while but she will look back and realize how good it was. She was awfully disappointed today coming in 14th but that is still great because there were fifty five golfers there and I'm tickled to death with her and happy with the season,"he said.
Coach Cope said he is also proud of what his boys team accomplished this season. "Our boys ended up undefeated again winning their ninth straight district championship but came up a little short in the region to Signal Mountain," he said.
"I'm looking forward to next year. Mallory will be back for her senior season. Ethan Roller will also be coming back. He was at the state tournament as a sophomore last year. He came up a little bit short this year but he will be back near as well," said Coach Cope.