York Leads East Surry To 1-A Golf Team Title


SILER CITY— Johnson York of East Surry took medalist honors and led his team to the team championship on Tuesday in the ninth annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's golf championship at the Siler City Country Club.



York had rounds of 70 and 77 for a 147 total, and the three-over par mark was good for a one-shot edge over Craig Wood of Siler City Jordan-Matthews. Benjy Davey of West Montgomery was third, two shots back, and Tommy Gibson of East Surry won a three-way playoff for fourth place.



East Surry’s team total of 610 was good for a 14-shot margin over runner-up Jordan-Matthews. It was the best team score ever recorded in the separate 1-A tournament, eclipsing a mark of 614 Jordan-Matthews shot in the 2004 1-A event at Longleaf.



The best four of six individual scores count toward the team total.



From 1986 through ’97, the Class A and AA golfers competed for a single title in a combined tournament. Wendy's and the Carolinas Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program. A total of 84 golfers competed in the two-day tournament.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

9th ANNUAL CLASS A MEN'S STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS--2006

Siler City Country Club

Par 72, 6558 yards



FINAL TEAM SCORES

1. East Surry 299-311--610

2. Siler City Jordan-Matthews 303-321--624

3. Mount Airy 315-325--640

4. Cherryville 330-327--657

5. Hendersonville 332-335--667

6. Ayden-Grifton 340-352--692

7. Hayesville 344-349--693

8. North Johnston 346-351--697

9. Lejeune 364-335--699

10. Princeton 349-356--705

11. Hampstead Topsail 358-355--713

12. East Bladen 365-369--734





FINAL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1. Johnson York, East Surry 70-77--147

2. Craig Wood, Siler City Jordan-Matthews 70-78--148

3. Benjy Davey, West Montgomery 77-72--149

4. Tommy Gibson, East Surry 77-73—150*

Steven Dellinger, Cherryville 75-75--150

Tyler Zimmerman, Elkin 72-78--150

7. John Weldon, East Surry 73-78--151

Stephen Warren, Spring Creek 73-78--151

9. Ronnie Garcia, Hendersonville 74-80--154

Adam Andrews, Ayden-Grifton 76-78--154

11.Kyle Wilson, Mount Airy 77-78—155

12. Rylan Lanham, Murphy 81-75—156

Ethan Barlett, Polk County 79-77—156

Scott Woodard, Princeton 74-82—156



• Gibson took fourth in a two-hole playoff; Zimmerman eliminated on first sudden death hole