East Chapel Hill's Ben Griffin Wins In Playoff

4-A GOLF

PINEHURST— Ben Griffin of East Chapel Hill won a dramatic playoff with Greenville Rose's Andrew Decker on Tuesday to take the individual championship in the 75th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s golf championships at Pinehurst number six.

Griffin won it on the second playoff hole, chipping in to save par on a par four, after the two had finished deadlocked in the regulation 36 holes with 137 totals, five under par.

Andrew Klassing of Charlotte Ardrey Kell was third in the individual standings with a 140. Defending champ Grayson Murray of Raleigh Leesville Road was one of three golfers in a tie for fourth at even par 142, but Carter Jenkins of Leesville won on the first playoff hole to take the fourth spot over Murray and Philip Oweida of Charlotte Myers Park.

The championship was held on a par-71 layout set at 6,537 yards or the NCHSAA event.

Leesville Road held on to capture the team championship with a 292 score on Tuesday for a 577 total, four shots ahead of Myers Park. Ardrey Kell was third with a 593, followed by Raleigh Wakefield and Cary Green Hope. Six of the 12 teams in the field broke 600.

Green Hope had won the 4-A team title four times in the last five years. 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. Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2011 MEN’S 4-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst number six

TEAM STANDINGS

Raleigh Leesville Road       285     292     577

Charlotte Myers Park 290     291     581

Charlotte Ardrey Kell 300     293     593

Raleigh Wakefield      294     301     595

Cary Green Hope     298     298     596

Southern Pines Pinecrest    305     294     599

Clayton                       304     298     602

Alexander Central     304     299     603

Greensboro Grimsley          308     307     615

West Forsyth              311     304     615

Davie County             305     323     628

Wilmington Hoggard 317     329     646

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—par 71

BenGriffin East Chapel Hill 69 68 137

AndrewDecker J.H. Rose 68 69 137

Andrew Klasing Ardrey Kell 71 69 140

CarterJenkins Leesville Road 69 73 142

GraysonMurray Leesville Road 71 71 142

PhillipOweida Myers Park 69 73 142

DrewJohnson NW Guilford 74 69 143

DavidSpears Myers Park 74 71 145

JacksonSpires Terry Sanford 71 74 145

ChandlerWhite West Forsyth 75 70 145

BenGardner Alexander Cntrl 76 70 146

LarryHan Leesville Road 72 74 146

AndySimmons Myers Park 72 74 146

DylanHarris Pinecrest 77 69 146

ScottSquires Wakefield 76 70 146

Kyle Arakelian Wakefield 71 75 146

Andrew Furr Clayton 79 68 147

ZachBurket Alexander Cn 74 74 148

MitchSchneider Ardrey Kell 75 73 148

AustinMorrison Myers Park 75 73 148

TrentLivingstone Clayton 74 75 149

Will Thomas Green Hope 76 73 149

David Sargent Hough 76 73 149

JonathanNoble Leesville Road 73 76 149

Alex Meade Pinecrest 76 73 149

Nick Brenner Ardrey Kell 76 74 150

MinchungKimGreen Hope 73 77 150

TylerFilippi Green Hope 72 78 150

AndrewFowler Green Hope 77 74 151

ZachSeabolt Leesville Road 77 74 151

Will Rainey South Meck 76 75 151

Davis Hoke SW Guilford 73 78 151

DavidGermann Clayton 75 77 152

BryanGriffin Grimsley 77 75 152

Jake Williams Grimsley 78 74 152

ZacharyMartin Pinecrest 75 77 152

Tommy Dillon Davie County 74 79 153

GerrickPolinsky Grimsley 72 81 153

Kyle Gee West Forsyth 80 73 153

Matt Foster Alexander Cn 77 77 154

Tim Conover Holly Springs 82 72 154

Alex Happer Wakefield 72 82 154

Matt Conelly Wakefield 80 74 154

TannerPearson Alexander Cn 77 78 155

Alex Rhyne Alexander Cn 77 78 155

JasonGallimoreDavie County 76 79 155

JordanWarren Myers Park 76 79 155

Nick Thompson Pinecrest 78 77 155

Sam Kosich Pinecrest 77 79 156

BoomerBoyd Cary 76 81 157

Josh Stockwell Pinecrest 82 75 157

KevinHerron Ragsdale 78 79 157

John Major West Forsyth 76 81 157

RyanParrish Grimsley 81 77 158

ZackDupre New Bern 80 78 158

DannyGleeson Wakefield 75 83 158

AaronBritt Ardrey Kell 78 81 159

MichaelO'DonnellArdrey Kell 76 83 159

MarkGermann Clayton 81 78 159

JustinCook Davie County 78 81 159

MichaeldeMontbrunLeesville 85 74 159

HunterOxford Ardrey Kell 83 77 160

AustinClevengerGreen Hope 83 77 160

LoganSpecht Clayton 76 85 161

PJKester J.T. Hoggard 78 83 161

DavisMorrison Myers Park 78 83 161

Joe Sink Davie County 77 85 162

SpencerCosgrove J.T. Hoggard 78 84 162

TaylorLasure J.T. Hoggard 82 80 162

TylerMatthews Clayton 85 78 163

TaylorGrassi South Meck 76 88 164

JordanFisher Alexander Cn 86 79 165

Nick KroustalisWest Forsyth 80 85 165

MichaelFranchi Wakefield 83 83 166

ChaseMoore Davie County 78 89 167

AdamFriedman Grimsley 82 85 167

RyanTurley West Forsyth 83 84 167

OwenMurphy Green Hope 77 91 168

BradLandschoot West Forsyth 88 80 168

MarkLaird J.T. Hoggard 79 90 169

NeilScribner J.T. Hoggard 93 82 175

JacobDiab J.T. Hoggard 88 87 175

LoganJames Davie County 92 84 176

ZackPulliam Grimsley 84 — --