Hickory's Poston Sets 36 Hole NCHSAA Record

3-A GOLF

POSTEN SETS 36-HOLE NCHSAA RECORD;BURLINGTON WILLIAMS WINS TEAM CROWN IN NCHSAA 3-A GOLF

FOXFIRE VILLAGE — Hickory's J.T. Poston clinched his second consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association individual championship in record fashion on Tuesday in the 26th annual state 3-A men’s golf championships at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club.

Poston, the defending individual champion, fired the lowest 36-hole total in the history of the NCHSAA championships by putting up a 68 on Tuesday to go with a blistering nine-under 63 on the opening day for a 13-under par total of 131. He had a nine-shot advantage over second place Robert Register of Burlington Williams.

The previous low score for 36 holes was a 134 by East Davidson's John Carter III at Broken Arrow in Statesville in the 1999 championships.

The championship was held on a par-72, 6,851-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.

Burlington Williams, under veteran head coach Tommy Cole, surged ahead with a 288 on the final day of play for a 579 total, five shots ahead of Hickory as Robert Register (67 on Tuesday) and William Register (71) led the way. Gastonia Forestview, the first day leader by three shots with a 288, had a 300 on Tuesday for a 588 total, good for third place.

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

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2011 MEN’S 3-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Foxfire Golf and Country Club

TEAM STANDINGS

Burlington Williams     291     288     579

Hickory                        291     293     584

Gastonia Forestview 288     300     588

Waynesville Tuscola 307     303     610

Asheboro                   301     313     614

Concord JM Robinson       311     312     623

Waxhaw Marvin Ridge       313     319     632

Northern Guilford        317     315     632

West Carteret            322     313     635

Charlotte Catholic       323     313     636

Wilson Fike                 323     316     639

Rocky Mount              370     348     718

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—par 72

First NameLast Name School Score

J.T. Poston Hickory 63 68 131

RobertRegister Williams 73 67 140

WilliamRegister Williams 70 71 141

TrevorCone JM Robinson 71 71 142

Matt Yelverton Weddington 71 72 143

TaylorDickson Forestview 71 73 144

PeterHarrill Hickory 74 71 145

Will Long Forestview 69 77 146

KeeganHoff Charlotte Catholic 73 74 147

CarterPage Tuscola 75 72 147

LukeHaithcockWilliams 71 76 147

KirbyMoffitt Asheboro 71 77 148

Will Blalock Forestview 73 76 149

RitchieWainwright Concord 74 75 149

DanielBrantley Asheboro 73 77 150

Zac Lewis Southern Lee 78 72 150

ColinMcKenna Northern Guilford 73 78 151

GregHensley West Brunswick 74 77 151

Alex Taylor Forestview 75 76 151

CoreyStamper Tuscola 75 76 151

SpencerPeterson Fike 76 75 151

JeffersonEllington Williams 77 74 151

GrahamHaney Forestview 75 77 152

RaymondCaldwell West Carteret 79 73 152

Jay Ealley Northern Guilford 77 76 153

HarrisonFrye Forestview 78 75 153

MatthewTurner Hickory 78 75 153

Tom Farrel JM Robinson 79 74 153

Kyle Austin Ern. Alamance 75 79 154

GriffithChandler Williams 78 76 154

Win Balatow Hickory 76 79 155

Alex Pugh Asheboro 77 78 155

BlainNichols Marvin Ridge 77 78 155

ChristianCarpenter Fred T. Foard 78 77 155

JaredWiesehamCharlotte Catholic 80 75 155

CalebKeck Rockingham Co. 77 79 156

BradleyReep Patton 74 83 157

ChristianConstance Tuscola 80 77 157

Jake Kennedy West Rowan 81 76 157

Trey Blood Marvin Ridge 80 78 158

TannerNorris West Carteret 80 78 158

ChrisSherrod Triton 81 77 158

JeffreyJackman Northern Guilford 83 75 158

JacobHaithcockWilliams 80 79 159

DerekBland Tuscola 77 82 159

DK Kim Marvin Ridge 75 86 161

ShieldsMcKeownAsheboro 80 81 161

CameronMitro Marvin Ridge 81 80 161

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