NORTH SURRY'S COALSON WINS INDIVIDUAL TITLE;SALISBURY TAKES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN NCHSAA 2-A GOLF
SOUTHERN PINES – North Surry's Taylor Coalson emerged from a group of three golfers tied for the lead and captured the individual championship on Tuesday in the 26th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club.
Coalson had a 71 on the final day and finished with a 140 total, good for a two-shot victory over defending champion Roy Dixon of Salisbury. Dixon, who finished 13th in the individual standings in the 2009 tournament and won it all last year, had a 73 in the final round for a 142 total.
Sam Goodnight of North Lincoln placed third, three shots back. The course was set at par 71 and a 6,600-yard layout.
Salisbury and North Lincoln were deadlocked at 293 in the team standings after the first day of play, but Salisbury put together a score of 287 on Tuesday to storm to a 24-shot victory over North Lincoln. Shelby finished third at 605. The best four of six individual scores counted 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 2-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Southern Pines
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Salisbury 293 287 580
North Lincoln 293 311 604
Shelby 298 307 605
Clinton 317 312 629
North Surry 312 318 630
Carrboro 322 319 641
West Davidson 319 330 649
Hampstead Topsail 323 329 652
Southwest Edgecombe 327 329 656
Randleman 338 349 687
Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 347 342 689
West Lincoln 353 341 694