Tight Race In 2-A Men's Golf Championships

TRIO TIED FOR INDIVIDUAL LEAD IN NCHSAA 2-A GOLF;SALISBURY, NORTH LINCOLN DEADLOCKED FOR TEAM LEAD

SOUTHERN PINES – Three golfers, including defending individual champion Roy Dixon of Salisbury, are tied for the lead after Monday's first day of the 26th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club.

Dixon, who finished 13th in the individual standings in the 2009 tournament and won it all last year, shot a two-under 69 on the par-71, 6,600-yard layout. He is tied with North Lincoln's Sam Goodnight and North Surry's Taylor Coalson.

Michael Thornburg of Shelby is fourth, two shots off the pace.

Salisbury and North Lincoln are deadlocked at 293 in the team standings, five shots ahead of third-place Shelby. North Surry is fourth at 312. 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 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

2011 MEN’S 2-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Southern Pines

TEAM STANDINGS

Salisbury                                 293

North Lincoln                           293

Shelby                                    298

North Surry                             312

Clinton                                     317

West Davidson                      319

Carrboro                                 322

Hampstead Topsail               323

SouthWest Edgecombe      327

Randleman                             338

Hillsborough Cedar Ridge    347

West Lincoln                                    353

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS