Topsail Leads NCHSAA State 1-A Team Golf Standings

1-A GOLF



TOPSAIL LEADS TEAM STANDINGS IN NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S GOLF;

PAIR TIED FOR INDIVIDUAL LEAD FOR MEDALIST HONORS



SILER CITY-- Hampstead Topsail had an 11-shot lead in the team standings after Monday’s first day of the 12th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s golf championships at the Siler City Country Club.



The championship is being contested on a par-72, 6519-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.



Topsail, which was second last year to four-time champion East Surry, recorded a 310 under difficult playing conditions. North Stokes is in second at 321 with Misenheimer Gray Stone Day and Kernersville Bishop McGuinness tied for third at 325.

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



Topsail’s David Donovan and Greg Bunner of Gastonia Highland Tech are knotted in the individual standings at 71, two shots ahead of Damon Goin of North Stokes. Donovan finished in a tie for ninth a year ago.



A trio of golfers came in at 75, four shots back, including Ryan Wilson of North Stokes, Ross Burgess of Elkin and Stanhope Johnson of Bishop McGuinness.



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 is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2009 MEN’S 1-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Siler City Country Club, Siler City



TEAM STANDINGS

1. Hampstead Topsail 310

2. North Stokes 321

3. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 325

Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 325

5. Gastonia Highland Tech 327

6. Polk County 336

7. Rosman 353

8. North Johnston 357

9. Williamston 366

10. Midway 369

11. Seven Springs Spring Creek 381



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1. Greg Bunner, Gastonia Highland Tech 71

David Donovan, Topsail 71

3. Damon Goin, North Stokes 73

4. Ross Burgess, Elkin 75

Stanhope Johnson, Bishop McGuinness 75

Ryan Wilson, North Stokes 75

7. Andrew Bateman, Andrews 76

Josh Whitehead, Topsail 76

9. Erik Benson, Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 77

10. Health Culbreth, Polk County 78

11. Johnathan Lara, Hobbton 79

Parker Lewis, Hayesville 79

Andrew Ganim, Bishop McGuinness 79

Sarah Almond, Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 79

Braxton Squires, Williamston 79

Zach Beaver, Gastonia Highland Tech 79