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NCHSAA Men’s Golf Championships: First Day

1-A NCHSAA MEN'S GOLF
 
BISHOP MCGUINNESS HOLDS TEAM LEAD IN NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS 

       WHISPERING PINES— Kernersville Bishop McGuinness moved a step closer to its fourth consecutive state team championship on Monday during the first day of the 17th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s golf championships at Whispering Pines Country Club.
       Bishop McGuinness has a 23-shot lead over East Surry in the team standings, with Pine Lake Prep of Mooresville third, 26 shots off the pace. The best four of six individual scores count toward the team total.
       The course is set at par 72 and 6,609 yards for the NCHSAA event.
       Reilly Erhardt of Bishop McGuinness holds a one-shot lead in the individual standings, as he fired a one-under 71 and enters the final round ahead of Chance Watson of Avery and Tanner Owen of Bishop, the defending individual champion.  Watson and Owen each had even par 72’s and a trio of golfers came in at 74, including Trevor Beckham of Pine Lake Prep, Nick Adams of Rosewood and McKenzie Barringer of Durham Voyager Academy.
       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 is scheduled to resume at eight o’clock on Tuesday morning.

1A First Day Results

 

2-A NCHSAA MEN'S GOLF

NEWTON-CONOVER LEADS TEAM RACE IN NCHSAA 2-A GOLF, SALISBURY’S EDWARDS ON TOP IN INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

       SOUTHERN PINES – Defending team champion Newton-Conover holds an eight-stroke advantage over the field in tight standings after Monday's first day of the 29th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s golf championships at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club.
       The Red Devils recorded a 304, good for an eight-shot lead over Shelby, with perennial power Salisbury in third at 315, 11 shots back.  Salisbury won the team championship in both 2011 and 2012. Clinton is in fourth at 317, with only 33 shots separating the top spot and the 12th team at the bottom of the standings.
        The course is set at par 71 and 6,591 yards for the NCHSAA championship.
        Salisbury’s Eric Edwards fired a two-under 69 to grab the top spot in the individual standings, one shot ahead of Newton-Conover’s Trey Burton and Shelby’s Elliott Grayson.
        Three players are knotted at even par 71, two shots off the pace, including Stephen Abrams of Wilson Beddingfield, Will Ballard of Polk County and Cole Jefferys of SouthWest Edgecombe.
        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.

2-A First Day Results

 

3-A NCHSAA MEN'S GOLF

FORESTVIEW HOLDS SLIM LEAD IN NCHSAA 3-A GOLF; WEDDINGTON’S SIMPSON FIRES OPENING ROUND 69

        FOXFIRE VILLAGE — In search of its third consecutive state team championship,  Gastonia Forestview holds a slim lead after Monday’s action , the 29th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s golf championships at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club.
        Forestview had a 301 as a  team on Monday to hold a slim one-stroke advantage over Burlington Williams.  Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and Weddington are tied for third at 310 and Rockingham County recorded a 312. The best four of six individual scores count toward the team total.
        The championship is being held on a par 72 layout set at 6,669 yards for the NCHSAA event.
        In the medalist race, Weddington’s Alex Simpson opened up a three-shot lead over the field with a three-under par 69. Forestview teammates Will Blalock and Harrison Frye each had even par 72 along with William Register of Burlington Williams. Blalock was fifth last year in the state tournament while Register finished in sixth.
        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.

3-A First Day Results

4-A NCHSAA MEN'S GOLF

HOUGH’S COVER HAS INDIVIDUAL LEAD, BROUGHTON TOPS TEAMS IN NCHSAA 4-A MEN’S GOLF

 

            SANFORD—Patrick Cover of Cornelius W.A. Hough fired a four-under par 68 on Monday to take the individual lead in the 79th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s golf championships at Carolina Trace Country Club.

            Cover has a three-shot lead on the field, with Preyer Fountain of Raleigh Broughton the only other 4-A golfer to come in with a sub-par round with a 71.  A total of five golfers are at even par, four shots off the pace.

            The championship is being contested on a par-72 layout set at 6,698 yards for the NCHSAA event.

            A Wake County school has won the men’s 4-A team golf title 18 times in the last 28 years, including four of the last five, and Raleigh Broughton is in position to add to that total.  Broughton, the 2012 champion, is five shots ahead of defending champ Southern Pines Pinecrest,  the last non-Wake County school to win, taking the title in 2008 and last year.

            Cornelius Hough is third at 301 and Charlotte Myers Park is fourth at 303.

            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 is scheduled to resume at eight o’clock on Tuesday morning.

4-A First Day Results