Central Arkansas Christian’s Lady Mustang golf team competed for its first team title in a district tournament Tuesday in the 7-4A District Tournament at Nashville Country Club.
The top two teams qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament, which will be at Thunder Bayou in Blytheville on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Ashdown is the defending district champion, but the Lady Mustangs, though young, were the favorites in the district tournament.
"In district we’ve only seen Arkansas Baptist and Malvern," Lady Mustang coach Max Weiner said Monday. "Both are capable of doing well, but with golf, you never know. We haven’t seen half the schools in our district play this season, so someone could show up and surprise us."
In Class 4A competition, teams play four golfers and count the best three. The CAC lineup included freshman Allie Weiner and sophomores Alexa Goodlow, Lauren Horton and Cheyenne Butler.
"Allie is playing very well right now," the coach said Monday. "In our nine-hole matches, she’s averaging two- or three-over par. Alexa, the defending district medalist who made all-state last year, is also a very strong player and has had a low round of 81 this season at the North Little Rock tournament. Lauren Horton shot a 40 for nine holes the other day at Stonelinks, and Cheyenne Butler has made a huge improvement over the last few months."
Valley View, the defending state champion, has two seniors, both of whom will play Division I golf next year, Weiner said.
"I’m hopeful we do well at district and then head to Blytheville next week and give Valley View a run for their money," he said.
CAC has never won a state girls team title in golf.