Spring Creek Ranch would like to extend it congratulations to three junior golfers who claimed individual state championships at the 2016 Division II state tournament at WillowBrook in Manchester, TN. Rachel Heck, Goodman Rudolph and Winston Margaritis capped off their seasons by taking first place in their respective divisions.
Rachel Heck broke the state record by finishing the two-day event with a 10-under-par 134. Rachel, a freshman at St. Agnes, also tied the state record with an eight-under-par 64 on the first day of competition.
Rachel joins her older sister Abby as state champions. Abby Heck, a senior committed to Notre Dame, won the state championship the previous two seasons.
Abby capped off her preps career with a second-place finish after shooting 75-74. She finished her career with Top 10 finishes in five state tournaments.
The dominating performance by the Heck sisters led their St. Agnes team to its third consecutive team state championship.
Maribeth Peevy, a senior at St. Benedict, finished in fifth place after a 79-77. Maribeth finishes her preps career with four Top 10 finishes at the state tournament.
Goodman Rudolph, a senior at MUS, claimed a two-shot victory in the Division II-AA boys’ state championship by shooting 69-72. Goodman, a Mississippi State commitment, wraps up his preps career with three consecutive Top 3 finishes in the state tournament, as well as four team state championships.
MUS claimed the 2016 team state championship, its fourth consecutive title. The Owls were also led by Jack Crosby (tied for third place) and Walker Crosby (tied for sixth place).
Trent Scull, Jake Meskin and Mason Rudolph also represented the state champions.
Winston Margaritis, a junior at St. George’s, won the Division II-A boys’ state championship by five strokes. This is Winston’s first individual state championship after finishing in third place as a freshman and sophomore.
The St. George’s Gryphons won their second consecutive team state championship behind the performance of Winston and teammate Davis Irving. Davis, the 2015 individual state champion, finished tied for fifth place after shooting 78-75.
Rachel, Goodman and Winston join an elite list of state champions in Spring Creek Ranch history:
- 2016 - Rachel Heck, Winston Margaritis, Goodman Rudolph
- 2015 - Abby Heck, Davis Irving
- 2014 - Abby Heck
- 2013 - Grant Hirschman
- 2012 - Grant Hirschman
- 2010 - Grant Hirschman
- 2004 - Bobby Hudson
- 1986 - Shaun Micheel
- 1984 - Shaun Micheel
Abby also joins an elite list of junior golfers who have finished runner-up at the TSSAA State Tournament:
- 2016 - Abby Heck
- 2015 - Rachel Heck
- 2014 - Goodman Rudolph (tied for 1st; lost playoff)
- 2010 - Jennifer Kim (tied for 1st; lost playoff)
- 2005 - Jonathan Fly
- 1991 - Jason Walters
Here is a complete list of juniors who participated in the 2016 Division II state tournament.
Division II-AA Girls
- 1 Rachel Heck (-10)
- 2 Abby Heck (+5)
- 5 Maribeth Peevy
Division II-AA Boys
- 1 Goodman Rudolph (-3)
- T3 Jack Crosby (E)
- T6 Walker Crosby (+2)
- T11 Drew Miller
- T18 Russell Williamson
- T22 Trent Scull
- T29 Duval Farnsworth
- 33 Blake Templeton
Division II-A Girls
- 9 Frances New
Division II-A Boys
- 1 Winston Margaritis (-4)
- T5 Davis Irving
- 35 Mark Siebeling