Absegami High School's Kasey Frazier shot a 9-over-par 81 to tie for 10th in the state girls golf individual championships Wednesday at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck.
Frazier tied with Noelle Maertz of Mother Seton, both eight strokes behind winner Taylor Totland of Red Bank Catholic. Frazier didn't find out where she finished until later because she had to leave early for a choir event.
"It was exciting," Frazier said in a phone interview. "I was looking forward to it a lot since it was at Trump National and everything. Everyone told me how beautiful it was and when I got there I was kind of dumbfounded with how nice it was."
Frazier had two birdies, including a chip-in on the 13th hole, but some early struggles were too much to overcome.
"I started out a little rough," she said. "I shot a 43 on the front and then a 38 on the back, so I came back and held it together at the end, but it wasn't enough to knock off five strokes."
"I have four years of college (at Wheeling Jesuit University) to look forward to," she added, "so I'm just going to try and take it as a learning experience."
Hammonton's Erin DiDonato shot an 88 to tie for 24th, even though the Blue Devils do not have a golf team. Buena Regional's Lana MacDonald shot a 113 to tie for 64th.