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High school sophomore shoots 57(!) to shatter LPGA pro's state record

October 13, 2021

A North Carolina high school sophomore shot 57 in her conference championship on Tuesday. Yes, you are reading that correctly. A 57. Five. Seven. Fifty-seven.

Meet Reagan High School's Macy Pate, who posted the ridiculously low score to capture the Central Piedmont 4-A conference championship. And she did it thanks to an all-time birdie run at Bermuda Run West.

Pate, the top-ranked junior girl in the state, recorded 14 birdies to finish 14 under on the par-71 course that was playing 4,800 yards.

"I just kept hitting my wedge shots really close, and my putter was hot, so it was a great combination,” she told the Winston-Salem Journal.

It sure was. How good of a performance was it? Pate's senior teammate, Virgina Tech-bound Morgan Ketchum, shot 64. And lost by SEVEN.

Another teammate, junior Anna Howerton, was another five shots back in third place. Needless to say, Reagan High School won the event easily.

Pate shattered the North Carolina high school record by four shots, breaking the mark set in 2017 by current LPGA pro Jennifer Chang. The 57 is also a record for boys golfers in the state.

“It’s really hard to describe what was going on," Pate said. "I just sort of hit the shots and tried to make the putts when I had chances.”