CARDINAL GIBBONS EDGES LEDFORD IN NCHSAA 2-A GOLF
SOUTHERN PINES – Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons held off defending champion
Ledford to win the 23rd annual North Carolina High School Athletic
Association state 2-A men’s golf championships by a single shot at the
Longleaf Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
It was a reversal of last year’s results where Ledford won the state
title and Cardinal Gibbons finished second. Gibbons held a three-shot
advantage over Ledford and West Henderson entering Tuesday’s play.
Cardinal Gibbons shot a 597 to edge Ledford by a shot, while West
Henderson was back in third at 618.
Ryan Lavelle of Gibbons helped his team to victory by winning individual
medalist honors, firing a two-under par for the tournament with a brilliant
33 on the back nine Tuesday for a 36-hole total of 140. That was four shots
ahead of second-place finisher Jay Brown of Mayodan Dalton McMichael.
South Iredell’s Clay Brown was third at 147, and Ledford teammates Jeff
Boyan and Curtis Brotherton tied for fourth at 148.
Playing conditions were much improved on Tuesday after a chilly,
blustery opening day on the par 71, 6,543-yard layout.
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 competed in the two-day tournament. Wendy’s and
the Carolinas Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors of the NCHSAA sports
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
MEN’S STATE 2-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Southern Pines
1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 302-295—597
2. Ledford 305-293—598
3. West Henderson 305-313—618
4. Shelby 314-310—624
5. Mayodan Dalton McMichael 320-309—629
6. Newton-Conover 334-311—645
7. Richlands 330-318—648
8. East Henderson 330-332—662
9. Roanoke Rapids 331-332—663
10. Mount Pleasant 334-331—665
11. Kill Devil Hills First Flight 335-337—672
12. South Brunswick 335-341—676
1. Ryan Lavelle, Cardinal Gibbons 70-70—140
2. Jay Brown, Mayodan McMichael 72-72—144
3. Clay Brown, South Iredell 72-75—147
4. Jeff Boyan, Ledford 75-73—148
Curtis Brotherton, Ledford 75-73—148
6. Clarke Cockman, Cardinal Gibbons 77-72—149
7. Brandon Craven, East Henderson 76-75—151
Dalton Gore, South Brunswick 75-76—151
Chris House, Cardinal Gibbons 77-74—151
10. Robert Bullock, Shelby 75-77—152
Danny Dippel, West Henderson 72-80—152
Joseph Rierson, Mayodan McMichael 76-76—152
13. Zack Garrison, Shelby 75-78—153
Chad Miller, Ledford 76-77—153
Steve Pietsch, Ledford 79-74—153
Jordan Stiles, Ledford 80-73—153