Cardinal Gibbons Edges Ledford In NCHSAA 2-A Golf

CARDINAL GIBBONS EDGES LEDFORD IN NCHSAA 2-A GOLF





SOUTHERN PINES – Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons held off defending champion

Ledford to win the 23rd annual North Carolina High School Athletic

Association state 2-A men’s golf championships by a single shot at the

Longleaf Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.



It was a reversal of last year’s results where Ledford won the state

title and Cardinal Gibbons finished second. Gibbons held a three-shot

advantage over Ledford and West Henderson entering Tuesday’s play.



Cardinal Gibbons shot a 597 to edge Ledford by a shot, while West

Henderson was back in third at 618.



Ryan Lavelle of Gibbons helped his team to victory by winning individual

medalist honors, firing a two-under par for the tournament with a brilliant

33 on the back nine Tuesday for a 36-hole total of 140. That was four shots

ahead of second-place finisher Jay Brown of Mayodan Dalton McMichael.



South Iredell’s Clay Brown was third at 147, and Ledford teammates Jeff

Boyan and Curtis Brotherton tied for fourth at 148.



Playing conditions were much improved on Tuesday after a chilly,

blustery opening day on the par 71, 6,543-yard layout.



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 competed in the two-day tournament. Wendy’s and

the Carolinas Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors of the NCHSAA sports

program.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

MEN’S STATE 2-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Southern Pines



TEAM STANDINGS

1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 302-295—597

2. Ledford 305-293—598

3. West Henderson 305-313—618

4. Shelby 314-310—624

5. Mayodan Dalton McMichael 320-309—629

6. Newton-Conover 334-311—645

7. Richlands 330-318—648

8. East Henderson 330-332—662

9. Roanoke Rapids 331-332—663

10. Mount Pleasant 334-331—665

11. Kill Devil Hills First Flight 335-337—672

12. South Brunswick 335-341—676



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1. Ryan Lavelle, Cardinal Gibbons 70-70—140

2. Jay Brown, Mayodan McMichael 72-72—144

3. Clay Brown, South Iredell 72-75—147

4. Jeff Boyan, Ledford 75-73—148

Curtis Brotherton, Ledford 75-73—148

6. Clarke Cockman, Cardinal Gibbons 77-72—149

7. Brandon Craven, East Henderson 76-75—151

Dalton Gore, South Brunswick 75-76—151

Chris House, Cardinal Gibbons 77-74—151

10. Robert Bullock, Shelby 75-77—152

Danny Dippel, West Henderson 72-80—152

Joseph Rierson, Mayodan McMichael 76-76—152

13. Zack Garrison, Shelby 75-78—153

Chad Miller, Ledford 76-77—153

Steve Pietsch, Ledford 79-74—153

Jordan Stiles, Ledford 80-73—153