SOUTH LENOIR’S NOVICKI LEADS INDIVIDUAL RACE;
MCMICHAEL, NORTH LINCOLN KNOTTED IN NCHSAA 2-A GOLF
SOUTHERN PINES – Scott Novicki of South Lenoir has a two-shot advantage over the field after the first day of the 24th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club on Monday.
Novicki fired a two-under par 69 on Longleaf’s par-71, 6,543-yard layout on a chilly, wet day to forge a lead over North Lincoln’s Zach Lawing, who had an even-par 71. West Davidson’s Justin Clement is at one-over 72 in third, followed by Miller Capps of North Lincoln and Rich Leeper of Carrboro at 74, five shots back.
Mayodan Dalton McMichael and North Lincoln are deadlocked in the team standings with 305 totals, three shots ahead of South Lenoir. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, the defending team champion, is tied for fourth with Shelby at 315.
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, but the start was delayed an hour due to lightning. Action will resume at eight o’clock on Tuesday morning.
Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
MEN’S 2-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Southern Pines
1. Mayodan Dalton McMichael 305
North Lincoln 305
3. South Lenoir 308
4. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 315
6. West Henderson 318
7. Salisbury 319
8. Roanoke Rapids 322
9. Wilkes Central 324
10. Clinton 327
11. Lenoir Hibriten 339
12. Pasquotank 342
1. Scott Novicki, South Lenoir 69
2. Zach Lawing, North Lincoln 71
3. Justin Clement, West Davidson 72
4. Miller Capps, North Lincoln 74
Rich Leeper, Carrboro 74
6. Danny Dippel, West Henderson 75
Spencer Jones, Shelby 75
Joseph Rierson, McMichael 75
9. Chris House, Cardinal Gibbons 76
10. Josh Morgan, Maiden 76
Alex Nianouris, Salisbury 76
Hunter Ward, McMichael 76
13. Jay Brown, McMichael 77
Jackson Collier, Roanoke Rapids 77
Clint Dillon, McMichael 77
Brandon Wright,Cardinal Gibbons 77