Freshman Register Takes 3-A Individual Honors

FRESHMAN REGISTER OF WILLIAMS TAKES INDIVIDUAL HONORS,

WILSON FIKE EARNS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN NCHSAA 3-A GOLF



FOX FIRE VILLAGE— Freshman Robert Register of Burlington Williams had a one-over par 73 on Tuesday and held on to take medalist honors 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 was held on the East Course at the Fox Fire Resort and Country Club, a par-72, 6500-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.



Register was in second place behind 2006 champion Michael Muscatell of Charlotte Catholic after Monday’s opening round in difficult, blustery conditions. But Muscatell wound up with an 81 Tuesday to finish in ninth, tied with defending individual champion Robert Hoadley of Cameron Union Pines.



Senior Harold Varner of Gastonia Forestview beat junior Daniel Claytor of Northern Nash on the first hole of sudden death to claim second place. Varner parred the par five playoff hole while Claytor bogied to place third after each finished at 147, two shots off the pace.



Zach Gliarmis of Wilson FIke and Kyle Ham of Eastern Wayne tied for fourth.



Fike, with a stellar 302 score on the final day, took the team title with a 609 total, six shots ahead of Forestview, the first day leader. Burlington Williams was third at 617 and Southeast Guilford placed fourth at 619. 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 participated 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

2008 MEN’S STATE 3-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fox Fire Resort and Country Club



TEAM STANDINGS

1. Wilson Fike 307-302—609

2. Gastonia Forestview 305-310—615

3. Burlington Williams 309-308—617

4, Southeast Guilford 315-304—619

5. Hickory 308-314—622

6. Southern Lee 316-310—626

7. Monroe Piedmont 333-333—666

Wilson Hunt 351-315—666

9. Rockingham County 325-346—671

10. Indian Trail Porter Ridge 343-330—673

11. Eastern Wayne 343-346—689

Jamestown Ragsdale 346-343—689



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—par 72

1. Robert Register, Burlington Williams 72-73—145

2. Harold Varner, Gastonia Forestview 74-73—147*

3. Daniel Claytor, Northern Nash 75-72—147

4. Zach Gliarmis, Wilson Fike 76-74—150

Kyle Ham, Eastern Wayne 76-74—150

6. Alex Cauble, Belmont South Point 75-76—151

Christian Hawley, Kernersville Glenn 78-73—151

Steve Heath, Southeast Guilford 79-72—151

9. Michael Muscatell, Charlotte Catholic 71-81—152

Robert Hoadley, Cameron Union Pines 77-75—152

11. Andrew Keller, Hickory 75-78—153

12. J.T. Poston, Hickory 74-80—154

Ryan Yarborough, Wilson Fike 75-79—154

Jonathan McCurry, Southern Lee 76-78—154

Philip Boheler, Gastonia Forestview 78-76—154

Nelson Nance, Burlington Williams 78-76—154

Coalter Paxton, Wilson Fike 78-76—154

Ryan Hodges, Southeast Guilford 79-75—154

* took second in sudden death playoff