Salisbury Takes 2-A Men's Golf Team Title

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