The Howe Lady Bulldog golf team won a return trip to the state championships with a third place finish in the Region II finals on Tuesday at Peachtree Golf Course in Bullard.


It’s Howe’s fifth trip to state since 2011, and this win makes it back-to-back advances.


Charlsee Carter had a 36-hole total of 171, the same score she shot last year, to pace the Lady Bulldogs, followed closely by Meradith Ross with a 179.


Ross shot a 96 in the first round, shook off those jitters, and came back with an 86 in round two.


Senior Peyton Groves had two rounds at 188 and freshman Molly Wilson came through with a 208 total.


The girls’ state championships will be contested on May 15 and 16 at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin.