The last three District 11-5A girls golf champions — Robert E. Lee's Katelyn Sepmoree, Nichole Birdsong and Haley Mills — finished as runner-up the year before they won.

Will Lee junior Ellen Burton make it 4 for 4?

The girls tee off today in the opening round of the District 11-5A Tournament at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Canton. The second and final round is Wednesday with the top two teams qualifying for regionals. The individual qualifiers are determined by the top two scores not on the winning and runner-up teams.

Burton shot 82-82—164 in last year’s event, finishing as district runner-up behind Mills.

Lee coach Shirley Chandler said Burton and the entire Lee team has been consistent this season and the Lady Raiders are aiming for another team and individual title.

“(Burton) shot a 72 in a practice round at Twin Lakes and has been really solid,” Chandler said. “Really, all of the girls are playing well and we’ve been pretty consistent this year.”

Mills transferred at the start of the school year, but Chandler is confident that Burton, junior Kerbey Kipp, seniors Erin Birdsong and Katy Powell, and sophomore McCall Carlton will continue the streak.

Lee is aiming for its seventh-straight district championship.

“I feel confident that we can win it again,” Chandler said.

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