FOXFIRE VILLAGE, NC – Union Academy’s Caleb Surratt cruised to the individual title with a 3-under 69 on Foxfire Resort & Golf Club’s Red Fox Layout, winning the 1A Men’s Golf Individual State Championship. It was the team championship that provided the drama as Community School of Davidson (CSD) needed a one-hole playoff to down East Surry and win the Spartans their third straight 1A Men’s Golf Team Championship.
East Surry and CSD finished the 18-hole round trip tied at 29-over and 317, sending the two teams out on the par 4 1st hole for a team playoff. CSD’s top four golfers combined for a 15 on the 365-yard hole, while the Cardinals group posted a 17, dropping them to second for the team standings.
Jackson Maze led the CSD team, finishing 3-over, 75 for the tournament, in a four-way tie for 7th. He was helped by teammate Connor Maddox who posted 5-over, 77 on his way to a tie for 12th. The scoring four for the Spartans was rounded out by Tolliver rivers and Rafe Davison who finished 11 & 10-over respectively.
East Surry’s Bradly Davis paced the Cardinals, firing a 1-over, 73. His teammate Chase Harris backed him up with a 3-over, 75, and tied for 7th.
Surratt was magnificent on the back nine. He was 3-under without a single bogey on the back nine. He played the front nine even, starting with seven straight pars before a bogey on the par 3 8th which he quickly righted with a birdie on the par 5 9th.
The NCHSAA is committed to promoting good sportsmanship and has partnered with NC Farm Bureau to recognize one individual from each of the top two teams with the 2021 Men’s Golf Sportsmanship Awards for each classification. The 2021 1A Men’s Golf Sportsmanship Award winners were Jackson Maze from CSD and Austin Reeves from East Surry.