APEX’S KNOX FIRES 70 TO LEAD INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS,
PROVIDENCE LEADS TIGHT TEAM RACE IN NCHSAA 4-A GOLF
PINEHURST— Andy Knox of Apex had the only sub-par round of the day and holds the lead in the individual standings after Monday’s opening day of the 73rd 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-72 layout set at 6,658 yards or the NCHSAA event.
Knox had a 70 and holds a two-shot advantage over three golfers, including Quent Mather of Charlotte Myers Park, Zach Munroe of Charlotte Providence and Stratten Waldt of Northern Durham.
Patrick Sawrey of Smithfield-Selma and Cary Green Hope’s Michael Cromie each had 73s, three shots back.
Charlotte Providence recorded a team score of 304 and holds a narrow one-shot advantage over Green Hope, which had won three of the last five 4-A titles before last year’s tournament. Northern Durham is at 306, just two shots back, and defending team champ Pinecrest has a 310.
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 is scheduled to resume at 8:15 on Tuesday morning.
Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2009 MEN’S 4-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst number four
1. Charlotte Providence 304
2. Cary Green Hope 305
3. Northern Durham 306
4. Southern Pines Pinecrest 310
5. Apex 311
6. Charlotte Myers Park 317
7. Winston-Salem R. J. Reynolds 318
8. Alexander Central 320
9. Greensboro Grimsley 324
North Mecklenburg 324
11. Clayton 326
12. Fayetteville Jack Britt 341
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—par 72
1. Andy Knox , Apex 70
2. Quent Mather, Charlotte Myers Park 72
Zach Munroe, Charlotte Providence 72
Stratten Waldt, N. Durham 72
5. Patrick Sawrey, Smithfield-Selma 73
Michael Cromie, Cary Green Hope 73
7. Alex Ehlert , Raleigh Athens Drive 74
8. Michael Borton, Winston-Salem R. J.Reynolds 75
Pete Lineberger. Southern Pines Pinecrest 75
John Conners, Apex 75
11. Andrew Crotts, Alexander Central 76
James Coleman, Northern Durham 76
Isaac Spencer, Winston-Salem Mt Tabor 76
Jack Garrett, Durham Riverside 76