FOX FIRE VILLAGE-- Sophomore Robert Hoadley of Cameron Union Pines was the only player to break par on Monday on the first day of the 22nd annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s golf championships at the Fox Fire Resort and Country Club.
The championship is being held on the East Course at the Fox Fire Resort and Country Club, a par-72, 6500-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.
Hoadley, who finished in a tie for seventh in last year’s championships, had a two-under par 70, two shots ahead of Drew Page of Waynesville Tuscola. Five golfers are deadlocked at 75, five shots off the pace, and another nine golfers recorded 76’s on Monday.
Rockingham County put together a 305 total to hold a two-stroke lead over Southeast Gulford and Gastonia Forestvilew in the team standings. Hickory is fourth at 313, eight shots back. Tuscola, the defending team champ, is tied for sixth after 18 holes.
The best four of six individual scores count toward the team total.
Prior to 1986, all NCHSAA schools competed for a single title in an open tournament. Play went to three classifications in 1986 and then to four classes beginning with the 1998 tournaments.
A total of 84 golfers began play in the two-day tournament. Action will resume at eight o’clock on Tuesday morning.
Wendy’s and the Carolinas Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors of the NCHSAA sports program.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
MEN’S 3-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fox Fire Resort and Country Club
1. Rockingham County 305
2. Southeast Guilford 307
Gastonia Forestview 307
4. Hickory 313
5. Lake Norman 317
6. Wilson Fike 321
Waynesville Tuscola 321
8. SouthWest Edgecombe 324
9. West Carteret 329
Jamestown Ragsdale 329
11. Southern Lee 330
12. Burlington Williams 332
1. Robert Hoadley, Cameron Union Pines 70
2. Drew Page, Waynesville Tuscola 72
3. Colin Chapman, Franklin 75
Alex Cauble, Belmont South Point 75
Harold Varner, Gastonia Forestview 75
Ambrose Evans, Rockingham County 75
Mike Widman, Jamestown Ragsdale 75
8. Bryan Colquitt, High Point T.W. Andrews 76
Kevin Veach, Winston-Salem Parkland 76
Andrew Davis, Gastonia Forestview 76
Andrew Keller, Hickory 76
Travis Taylor, Lake Norman 76
Randy Brill, Rockingham County 76
Daniel Taturski, Rockingham County 76
Kyle Dudich, Southeast Guilford 76
Steven Heath, Southeast Guilford 76