North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Hickory’s Poston Is Unbelievable In 3-A


FOXFIRE VILLAGE — Hickory’s J.T. Poston recorded the lowest round ever in North Carolina High School Athletic Association state golf tournament history to roar to the lead in the 26th annual state 3-A men’s golf championships at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club.

Poston, the defending individual champion, fired a blistering nine-under 63, with nine-hole totals of 32 and 31.  He has a six-shot advantage over second-place Will Long of Gastonia Forestview with a 69, and William Register of Burlington Williams is seven strokes off the lead after shooting a 70.

Long finished in a tie for seventh in last year’s championship, eight shots behind Poston.

 The championship is being held on a par-72, 6,851-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.

Forestview, the runner-up in the team standings last year based on the score of the fifth player after finishing in a deadlock with Northern Guilford, has a three-shot advantage of Hickory and Burlington Williams. Forestview recorded a 288 to 291 for Hickory and Williams, with Asheboro in fourth at 301.

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 event. Action will resume at eight o’clock on Tuesday morning.

Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.



Foxfire Golf and Country Club


Gastonia Forestview 288

Hickory                         291

Burlington Williams       291

Asheboro                       301

Waynesville Tuscola 307

Concord JM Robinson 311

Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 313

Northern Guilford         317

West Carteret                322

Charlotte Catholic         323

Wilson Fike                    323

Rocky Mount                  370


First NameLast Name School Score

J.T. Poston Hickory 63

Will Long Forestview 69

WilliamRegister Williams 70

KirbyMoffitt Asheboro 71

TaylorDickson Forestview 71

TrevorCone JM Robinson 71

Matt Yelverton Weddington 71

LukeHaithcock Williams 71

DanielBrantley Asheboro 73

KeeganHoff Charlotte Catholic 73

Will Blalock Forestview 73

ColinMcKenna Northern Guilford 73

RobertRegister Williams 73

RitchieWainwright Concord 74

PeterHarrill Hickory 74

BradleyReep Patton 74

GregHensley West Brunswick 74

Kyle Austin Ern. Alamance 75

Alex Taylor Forestview 75

GrahamHaney Forestview 75

DK Kin Marvin Ridge 75

CarterPage Tuscola 75

CoreyStamper Tuscola 75

SpencerPeterson Fike 76

Win Balatow Hickory 76

Alex Pugh Asheboro 77

BlainNichols Marvin Ridge 77

Jay Ealley Northern Guilford 77

CalebKeck Rockingham Co. 77

DerekBland Tuscola 77

JeffersonEllington Williams 77

HarrisonFrye Forestview 78

ChristianCarpenter Fred T. Foard 78

MatthewTurner Hickory 78

ChrisJohnson JM Robinson 78

Zac Lewis Southern Lee 78

GriffithChandler Williams 78

Tom Farrel JM Robinson 79

Raymond Caldwell West Carteret 79

ShieldsMcKeown Asheboro 80

JaredWieseham Charlotte Catholic 80

ReedHarold Fike 80

Trey Blood Marvin Ridge 80

ChristianConstance Tuscola 80

TannerNorris West Carteret 80

JacobHaithcock Williams 80

CameronMitro Marvin Ridge 81

ChrisSherrod Triton 81

EvanGfeller Tuscola 81

Ty Hall West Carteret 81

Jake Kennedy West Rowan 81

FrankWyatt Hickory 82

Jack Williams Hickory 82

VinnySantoro West Carteret 82

KendallLewis Asheboro 83

CameronSuddreth Fike 83

AndrewGeddes JM Robinson 83

AndrewCampbell Marvin Ridge 83

JeffreyJackman Northern Guilford 83

Alex Pruitt Charlotte Catholic 84

TurnerGarris Fike 84

John Derrick Northern Guilford 84

WadeHarris Asheboro 85

BaileyRose Fike 85

ATCashwell JM Robinson 85

JamesMartin Rocky Mount 85

EthanMead Charlotte Catholic 86

JoshuaWright Marvin Ridge 86

SterlingCline Fred T. Foard 87

BradleyCarter West Carteret 87

CurtisVinson Hertford County 88

PatrickMcCleary West Carteret 89

DevonDemain Charlotte Catholic 90

GardnerNoble Rocky Mount 90

DylanMatthews Rocky Mount 91

BlakeJones Tuscola 91

CoreyDeland Charlotte Catholic 93

MartinKappauf Northern Guilford 94

Trey Poole Northern Guilford 97

Brett Fortin JM Robinson 98

TylerHolland Rocky Mount 104

DeanLennard Rocky Mount 110

ClarkCovolo Rocky Mount 123

BrianReneau Fike No SCORE