Asheville School junior Rachel Kuehn has won the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association individual girls golf championship. The state championship was held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines in Whispering Pines, North Carolina on October 23 and 24.
During the first day of play, Kuehn shot 70 and tied for the lead with Charlotte Latin's Alexis Sudjianto. On day two, Kuehn pulled ahead and ended the day shooting 69. She finished the tournament five under par—the only participant to finish under par for the course—and won by seven strokes.
Kuehn was excited to win the tournament and said she had a great time. This marks her second consecutive state championship win for Asheville School.
Asheville School Athletic Director Carl Boland is proud of Kuehn's dedication. "She dominated the field and won in impressive fashion for the second year in a row," he said. "Rachel is a high-caliber athlete who has worked extremely hard to compete and win at this level. It was Rachel's decision to compete in this tournament--simply because she wanted to represent Asheville School at the premier event in the NCISAA. I am grateful to her and very proud of her accomplishment."
Kuehn is committed to play golf for Wake Forest University after her graduation from Asheville School. Join us in wishing her congratulations on her win!
Photo: Brenda Corrie-Kuehn