4A – Pinecrest holds off Myers Park in NCHSAA 4A Men’s Golf State Championship
PINEHURST, N.C. – Pinecrest’s Eric Bae fired a 5-under 67 on day two of the 4A State Championships at Pinehurst Country Club’s, No. 8 Course to help the Patriots to a 590 team score and beat Myers Park by a single shot in the team competition to win the school’s fourth State Championship in Men’s Golf.
The two teams finished day one in a tie for the lead at 296, just 8 shots over par. It was Bae’s final round that proved to be the difference.
After an up and down 3-over 75 yesterday, Bae finished the front nine at even par after a birdie on the par-5 2nd and a bogey on the par-3 8th. After a pair of birdies on the 12th and 15th, Bae turned to the par-5 17th and poured in an eagle. He backed that up with a birdie on the finishing hole and carded a 5-under 67 on the day.
Bae finished 2-under for the tournament and finished in second for the individual event, just two shots behind Leesville Road’s Doc Redman. After a 1-under 71, yesterday, Redman found himself four shots off the lead following Blake Wagoner’s 5-under 67. Redman played a steady round on the final day, carding birdies on the par-4 3rd and par-5 6th before a birdie make at the par-4 12th. Redman did not have a bogey on the round.
3A -Forestview surges past East Rowan on day two to win 3A Men’s Golf Crown
PINEHURST, N.C. – Forestview entered the final day of the 3A Men’s Golf State Championship trailing East Rowan by three shots in the team standings. Avery Price’s 1-under 71 lifted the Jaguars’ day two spirits and propelled them to the 3A title as the team combined to post a day two total of 299 and a tournament score of 601, some fourteen shots better than second place East Rowan.
Drew Jurs helped anchor the Jaguars, firing a 1-over 73 to finish even on the tournament, and in a tie for second overall with Tripp Summerlin from Rockingham County.
The individual championship went to Patrick Stephenson from South Johnston who carded a pair of 1-under 71’s in the tournament to finish at 2-under on the tournament. After a bumpy start with a birdie and two bogeys on the front nine, Stephenson bogeyed the par-5 11th. After righting the ship on the par-3 12th with a par, Stephenson went for three birdies in his next four holes, closing out with a pair of pars on 17 and 18 to seal the victory.
2A – Wilkes Central cruises, Emmons wins individual title in playoff
PINEHURST, N.C. – Wilkes Central was consistent from day one to day two, as they shot 310 both days, winning the 2A Men’s Golf State Championship by 21 strokes over their nearest competitor, Clinton, on Foxfire Resort’s Grey Fox Course.
Chandler Metz fired a 3-over 75 and teammates Quinton Metz and Zach Caudill carded 4-over 76’s on day two to help Wilkes Central cruise to the school’s first ever Men’s Golf State Championship following a second place finish in the event a season ago.
The individual title needed an extra hole to be decided as Justin Emmons from Providence Grove used a bogey-free 4-under par 68 on day two to force the playoff with day one leader Logan McNeely from Newton-Conover who recorded a 3-over 75 on day two. Emmons took the playoff on the first hole, knocking in a par and winning the 2A Individual Title.
1A – Mt. Airy makes up seven shots on day 2 to win 1A Men’s Golf State Championship
PINEHURST, N.C. – A pair of 2-over 73’s from Christopher Dorsett and Nabyant Wagner on day two of the tournament helped Mt. Airy snag the 1A Men’s Golf State Championship at Longleaf Golf and Country Club. The Granite Bears entered the day seven shots back of Community School of Davidson. When it was over, Mt. Airy’s 610 bested Community School of Davidson by three shots and won the school’s first team Men’s Golf State Championship.
The day was not a total loss for the day one leaders, Community School of Davidson, as Patten Williams backed up yesterday’s 69 with a 2-over 73, finishing the tournament at even par and winning the individual event. Williams managed three birdies despite five bogeys playing after sleeping on the tournament lead.
Swain County’s Grant Shuler fired an even-par 72 on day two, placing him in a tie for second with Starmount’s Chris Fillingame at 6-over for the tournament.