NCHSAA Golf Championships Open At Four Sites


TOPSAIL, EAST SURRY OPEN UP SIZABLE LEAD IN NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S GOLF



BUIES CREEK-- Hampstead Topsail and East Surry have opened up a sizable margin over the field after Monday’s first day of the 11th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s golf championships at the Keith Hills Country Club.

The championship is being contested on the Keith Hills II course, a par-72, 6500-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.

Topsail, fifth in last year’s 1-A tournament, shot an even 300 and placed five igolfers among the top ten individuals. Topsail holds a five-shot lead over defending team champion East Surry, and Polk County is in third place but is 26 shots off the pace.

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

Topsail’s Joe Ondish has the individual lead after firing a brilliant three-under 69, two shots ahead of defending 1-A individual champ John Welden of East Surry. Welden’s teammate Ethan Grimmer is in third at 72 and Andrew Bateman of Andrews shot a 73.

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 81 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 1-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Keith Hills Country Club, Buies Creek – Keith Hills II course



TEAM STANDINGS

1. Hampstead Topsail 300

2. East Surry 305

3. Polk County 326

4. Mount Airy 328

5. Gastonia Highland Tech 338

6. Williamston 340

7. North Johnston 343

Elkin 343

9. Rosman 347

10.N.C. Science and Math 348

Louisburg 348

12.East Bladen 357



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1.Joe Ondish, Topsail 69

2.John Welden, East Surry 71

3. Ethan Grimmer, East Surry 72

4. Andrew Bateman, Andrews 73

5. David Kostyal, Topsail 75

6. Tyler Britt, East Bladen 77

7. Nick Peavy, Mount Airy 78

Josh Whitehead, Topsail 78

David Donovan, Topsail 78

Pat Morris, Topsail 78

11. Jackson Shearin, North Johnston 79

Kyle Wilson, Mount Airy 79

Jordan Humphrey, NCSSM 79

Drew Eaker, Cherryville 79

Parker Lewis, Hayesville 79







LAVELLE HOLDS TWO-SHOT LEAD IN INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS N NCHSAA 2-A GOLF



SOUTHERN PINES – Ryan Lavelle of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons holds the individual lead after the first day of the 23rd annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club on Monday.

Lavelle had a one-under par 70 was the only subpar round on Longleaf’s par-71 layout and he holds a two-shot edge over a trio of golfers, including South Iredell’s Clay Brown, Mayodan Dalton McMichael’s Jay Brown and Danny Dippel of West Henderson.

Jeff Boyan of Ledford, the 2007 second-place finisher, heads a group of five golfers at 75, five shots back.

In the team standings, Cardinal Gibbons holds a narrow three-shot lead over Ledford and West Henderson, with Shelby in fourth at 314. The best four of six individual scores count toward the team total.

Ledford is the defending team champion, with Gibbons finished second and West Henderson third in last year’s 2-A event.

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 2-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Southern Pines



TEAM STANDINGS

1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 302

2. Ledford 305

West Henderson 305

4. Shelby 314

5. Mayodan Dalton McMichael 320

6. East Henderson 330

Richlands 330

8. Roanoke Rapids 331

9. Newton-Conover 334

Mount Pleasant 334

11. Kill Devil Hills First Flight 335

South Brunswick 335



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1. Ryan Lavelle, Cardinal Gibbons 70

2. Clay Brown, South Iredell 72

Jay Brown, Mayodan McMichael 72

Danny Dippel, West Henderson 72

5. Jeff Boyan, Ledford 75

Curtis Brotherton, Ledford 75

Robert Bullock, Shelby 75

Zack Garrison, Shelby 75

Dalton Gore, South Brunswick 75

10. Thomas Buchanan, Mitchell 76

Brandon Craven, East Henderson 76

Jacob Harris, West Henderson 76

Chad Miller, Ledford 76

Joseph Rierson, Mayodan McMichael 76



TIGHT RACES LOOMING IN NCHSAA 3-A GOLF



FOX FIRE VILLAGE— Just four shots separate the top four teams in the standings after Monday’s first day of play in the 23rd 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.

Gastonia Forestview leads the field with a 305 after a day of play under very difficult, windy conditions. Wilson Fike is two shots back at 307, with Hickory at 308 and Burlington Williams at 309.

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

Hickory and Forestview deadlocked for the crown last year at 305 and Hickory won on the basis of the fifth player’s scores over the two-day competition.

Senior Michael Muscatell of Charlotte Catholic, the 2006 champion, leads the individual standings with a one-under par 71, one shot ahead of freshman Robert Register of Burlington Williams. Billy Barham of Southeast Guilford is by himself in third at 73.

Defending individual champion Robert Hoadley of Cameron Union Pines, who was seventh in the 2006 state 3-A championship, is tied for 13th at 77, six shots back.

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



TEAM STANDINGS

1. Gastonia Forestview 305

2. Wilson Fike 307

3. Hickory 308

4. Burlington Williams 309

5. Southeast Guilford 315

6. Southern Lee 316

7. Rockingham County 325

8. Monroe Piedmont 333

9. Eastern Wayne 343

Indian Trail Porter Ridge 343

11. Jamestown Ragsdale 346

12. Wilson Hunt 351





INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—par 72

1. Michael Muscatell, Charlotte Catholic 71

2. Robert Register, Burlington Williams 72

3. Billy Barham, Southeast Guilford 73

4. Harold Varner, Gastonia Forestview 74

J.T. Poston, Hickory 74

5. Alex Cauble, Belmont South Point 75

Daniel Claytor, Northern Nash 75

Andrew Keller, Hickory 75

Ryan Yarborough, Wilson Fike 75

9. Zach Gliarmis, Wilson Fike 76

Kyle Ham, Eastern Wayne 76

Garrett Haney, Gastonia Forestview 76

Jonathan McCurry, Southern Lee 76

13. Thomas Chapman, Gastonia Forestview 77

Robert Hoadley, Cameron Union Pines 77



DEFENDING CHAMP GREEN HOPE HOLDS NCHSAA 4-A GOLF LEAD



PINEHURST— Defending team champion Morrisville Green Hope, seeking its third consecutive state title, has an eight-shot advantage over the field after Monday’s opening day of the 72nd annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s golf championships at Pinehurst number six.

The championship is being contested on a par-71 layout set at 6,500 yards or the NCHSAA event.

Green Hope carded a 287, eight shots ahead of Charlotte Providence, with Southern Pines Pinecrest in third at 296. Alexander Central is fourth at 305.

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

Green Hope’s Michael Marshburn leads the individual standings after shooting a one-under-par 70 under the difficult, blustery conditions, but that is good for just a single stroke advantage over five golfers, including Green Hope teammate Michael Cromie. There are 17 golfers within five shots of the lead entering the final day of action.

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 4-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pinehurst number six



TEAM STANDINGS

1. Morrisville Green Hope 287

2. Charlotte Providence 295

3. Southern Pines Pinecrest 296

4. Alexander Central 305

5. Matthew David Butler 311

6. Huntersville Hopewell 316

7. Greenville Rose 318

Concord Jay Robinson 318

9. Wilmington Hoggard 319

10. North Mecklenburg 323

Northern Durham 323

12. Holly Springs 347



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—par 71

1. Michael Marshburn, Morrisville Green Hope 70

2. Jack Garrett, Durham Riverside 71

Jack Fields, Southern Pines Pinecrest 71

Michael Cromie, Morrisville Green Hope 71

Nik Peterson, Charlotte Providence 71

Jonathan Miles, Wilmington Hoggard 71

7. David Boyce, Charlotte Providence 72

8. Will Almond, Morrisville Green Hope 73

Ben Kohles, Morrisville Green Hope 73

Patrick Barrett, Southern Pines Pinecrest 73

Daniel Meggs, Matthews David Butler 73

Trevor Cone, Concord Jay Robinson 73

13. Andrew Crotts, Alexander Central 74

14. Landon Pearson, Alexander Central 75

Adam Stephenson, Greenville Rose 75

Russell Burke, Southern Pines Pinecrest 75

Chris Fritz, Matthews David Butler 75