March 23, 2013

Strong field expected at ‘Lady Cat’ tourney

From Staff Reports

— Dalton High School’s annual Lady Catamount Invitational returns to the Dalton Golf and Country Club with a 15-team field, an increase from last year’s tournament.

A shotgun start is scheduled for 2 p.m., and Dalton coach Nancy Hallsworth is hoping this year’s event stays clear of weather trouble, which cut last year’s 10-team tournament short.

North Murray, Northwest Whitfield and Southeast Whitfield join Dalton as the other local teams in the field. Ola, which won last year’s team championship, returns to defend its title. Also competing are Brookwood, Calhoun, Cartersville, Greater Atlanta Christian, Heritage-Cat-oosa, North Oconee, Peachtree Ridge, Ringgold, White County and Woodward Academy.

“We’ve got a real good field, probably one of the most competitive we’ve had in many years,” Hallsworth said. “It’s probably because we have so many low-scoring players coming.”