First Day Action Complete In Men's Golf

1-A GOLF



TRIO TIED FOR FIRST IN NCHSAA 1-A MEN'S GOLF; BISHOP McGUINNESS WITH ONE SHOT LEAD IN TEAM STANDINGS





SOUTHERN PINES-- Defending individual champion Greg Bunner of Gastonia Highland Tech is among a trio of golfers tied for the top spot after Monday's first day of the 13th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club.



Bunner had a two-over 73 to tie with Mitchell's Thomas Buchanan and West Montgomery's Ethan Sasser for first place. Last year's runner-up, Stanhope Johnson of Kernersville Bishop McGuinness ,and his teammate Mark Sowinski are tied for fourth in the individual standings, just two shots off the pace.



The championship is being contested on a par-71, 6,543-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.



Johnson and Sowinski helped lift McGuinness to a narrow one-shot lead over West Montgomery in the team standings. Bishop McGuinness recorded a 311 to West Montgomery's 312, with Highland Tech in third at 316.



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 83 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



2010 MEN'S 1-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS



Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Southern Pines





TEAM STANDINGS



1 Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 311



2 West Montgomery 312



3 Gastonia Highland Tech 316



4 Lake Norman Charter 324



5 Mitchell 326



6 Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 330



7 Midway 350



8 NC School of Science and Math 353



9 Williamston 362



10 Seven Springs Spring Creek 366



11 Southwest Onslow 371



12 Dixon 421





INDIVIDUAL LEADERS



1 Greg Bunner, Gastonia Highland Tech 73



Thomas Buchanan, Mitchell 73



Ethan Sasser, West Montgomery 73



4 Stanhope Johnson, Bishop McGuinness 75



Mark Sowinski, Bishop McGuinness 75



6 Matt Elliot, West Wilkes 76



Sean Murphy, Lake Norman Charter 76



8 Erik Benson, Gray Stone Day 77



9 Dylan Kennedy, West Montgomery 78



10 Ethan Dennis, West Montgomery 79



Chad Blankenbeker, Gray Stone Day 79



Weston McCurry, Highland Tech 79



Mace Timberlake, Lake Norman Charter 79



Eli Sanchez, Rocky Point Heide Trask 79





2-A GOLF



SALISBURY'S DIXON TAKES LEAD, LIFTS TEAM TO FIRST PLACE IN NCHSAA 2-A GOLF





BUIES CREEK-- Salisbury's Roy Dixon grabbed the individual lead and propelled his team to the top of the team standings after Monday's first day of the 25th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's golf championships at the Keith Hills Country Club.



Dixon's 71, the only sub par round on the day on the par-72, 6,500-yard layout, gave the Salisbury golfer a two-shot lead over Thomas Lilly of Maiden and Hampstead Topsail's Patrick Morris. Taylor Coalson of North Surry is fourth.



Dixon was 13th in the individual standings in last year's 2-A state tournament.



Salisbury, fourth in the team race in 2009 , holds a seven-shot edge over Topsail after recording a 302 on Monday. North Lincoln, the defending team champion, is in third, one shot behind Topsail. Carrboro and North Henderson are tied for fourth.



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 82 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



MEN'S 2-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS



Keith Hills Country Club, Buies Creek





TEAM STANDINGS



1 Salisbury 302



2 Hampstead Topsail 309



3 North Lincoln 310



4 Carrboro 320



North Henderson 320



6 Shelby 321



7 South Stokes 326



8 Clinton 330



9 North Johnston 332



10 Marshvile Forest Hills 335



11 Trinity 336



11 Kill Devil Hills First Flight 352











INDIVIDUAL LEADERS



1 Roy Dixon, Salisbury 71



2 Thomas Lilly, Maiden 73



Patrick Morris, Topsail 73



4 Taylor Coalson, North Surry 75



5 Troy Beaver, Salisbury 76



Miller Capps, North Lincoln 76



Cody Dellinger, Shelby 76



Alex Lee, Salisbury 76



9 David Donovan, Topsail 77



Zach Lawing, North Lincoln 77



Russ Piercy, North Lincoln 77



Tommy Raddin, Forest Hills 77



Jeremy Shaheen, Carrboro 77







3-A GOLF



HICKORY'S POSTEN FIRES FOUR UNDER 68 TO TAKE LEAD IN NCHSAA 3-A GOLF





FOXFIRE VILLAGE--Hickory's J.T. Posten fired a four-under par 68 to post a commanding lead after Monday's first day of play in the 25th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's golf championships at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club.



Posten, who was seventh in last year's 3-A tournament, holds a six-shot advantage over the field. Daniel Brantley of Asheboro and Philip Lindler of Fred T. Foard outside of Newton are knotted in second at 74, and a trio of golfers are tied for fourth at 75.



The championship is being held on a par-72, 6600-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.



Hickory, the defending team champion, has a four-shot edge over Northern Guilford in the team standings, with Foard in third just five shots back. Hickory recorded a 304 in Monday's action, but there are six other schools within 11 shots of the team lead.



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 event. 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



2010 MEN'S 3-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS



Foxfire Golf and Country Club





TEAM STANDINGS



1 Hickory 304



2 Northern Guilford 308



3 Fred T. Foard 309



4 Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 312



5 Gastonia Forestview 313



6 Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 315



Charlotte Catholic 315



8 Statesville 321



9 Ledford 322



10 Wilson Fike 326



11 West Carteret 334



12 Southern Wayne 369





INDIVIDUAL LEADERS



1 JT Posten, Hickory 68



2 Daniel Brantley, Asheboro 74



Philip Linder, Fred T. Foard 74



4 Will Long, Gastonia Forestview 75



Chase Harmon, Fred T. Foard 75



Chad Miller, Ledford 75



7 Colin McKenna, Northern Guilford 76



Jeffrey Jackman, Northern Guilford 76



Chris House, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 76



Jack Radley, Southern Lee 76



Joshua Wright, Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 76



Win Balatow, Hickory 76



Daniel Bellingham, Statesville 76





4-A GOLF



DEFENDING INDIVIDUAL CHAMP TIED FOR LEAD, GREEN HOPE TOPS TEAM STANDINGS IN NCHSAA 4-A GOLF





PINEHURST--Defending individual state champion Michael Cromie of Cary Green Hope is one of three golfers tied for the lead after Monday's opening round of play in the 74th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men's golf championships at Pinehurst number eight.



Cromie, Logan Harrell of Huntersville Hopewell and Grayson Murry of Raleigh Leesville Road each fired two-under par 70 in the first round. The championship is being contested on a par-72 layout set at 6,658 yards or the NCHSAA event.



Jack Cotrill of Charlotte Myers Park and Nathan Pevyhouse of Green Hope are three shots off the pace, tied for fourth.



Defending team champion Green Hope is in position for another state title, with an eight-shot lead over Raleigh Leesville Road. Green Hope had the only sub-300 round of the day with a 295 team score. Clayton and Southern Pines Pinecrest are knotted at third with 309 totals and Alexander Central is at 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 8:00 on Tuesday morning.



Wendy's is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION



2010 MEN'S 4-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS



Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst number eight





TEAM STANDINGS



1 Cary Green Hope 295



2 Raleigh Leesville Road 303



3 Clayton 309



4 Southern Pines Pinecrest 309



5 Alexander Central 310



6 Raleigh Broughton 312



7 Charlotte Myers Park 313



8 FayettevilleTerry Sanford 316



9 Davie 319



10 North Mecklenburg 323



11 Greensboro Grimsley 327



12 Southeast Guilford 329





INDIVIDUAL LEADERS--par 72



1 Logan Harrell , Huntersville Hopewell 70



Michael Cromie, Cary Green Hope 70



Grayson Murry, Raleigh Leesville Road 70



4 Jack Cottrill, Charlotte Myers Park 73



Nathan Pevyhouse, Cary Green Hope 73



6 Zach Burkett, Alexander Central 74



Danny Pizetoski, North Mecklenburg 74



8 Owen Murphy, Cary Green Hope 75



Nick Capra, Davie 75



10 Andy Knox, Apex 76



Jack Keefe, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 76



Ben Gardner, Alexander Central 76



Larry Han, Raleigh Leesville Road 76