Ooltewah's Griffith finishes runner-up at AAA state golf tourney
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Ooltewah's Samantha Griffith was ready for a state championship playoff Wednesday afternoon.
Brightwood's Aubree Jones, however, had other ideas.
Jones chipped in for birdie on her final hole to win individual medalist honors by one shot over Griffith at the Class AAA girls state golf tournament at WillowBrook Golf Club.
Griffith, who earlier this year won the Tennessee Junior PGA Championship, finished runner-up in her final prep tournament. She followed Tuesday's opening round 77 with an even par 72 to finish at 5-over 149 for the 36-hole event.
Jones, who is only a freshman, was the opposite over her two-day victory. After an even par 72 on Tuesday, the rising star struggled through a 4-over 76 in her final round, though she made the shot when it counted the most.