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Owen Paces Bishop Mcguinness To Top In NCHSAA 1-A Golf

OWEN LEADS BISHOP MCGUINNESS TO TITLE IN NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

CHAPEL HILL—Tanner Owen of Kernersville Bishop McGuinness led wire to wire to capture the individual title in the 16th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s golf championships at the Chapel Hill Country Club.

Owen, who was fourth in the individual standings a year ago, had a two-under 70 on the opening day to open up a four-shot advantage, then had a 73 on Tuesday for a 143 total, good for a six-shot margin over runner-up Dylan Kennedy of West Montgomery.

McKenzie Barringer of Durham Voyager Academy was third at 151, and then Blake Fiest of Lake Norman Charter won a playoff on the second extra hole to take fourth over Jonathon Davis of Bishop McGuinness, both of whom had 152 scores in regulation.  

The course was set at par 72 and 6,619 yards for the NCHSAA event.

Bishop McGuinness, the defending team champion which won by a whopping 52 shots a year ago, took top team honors by 36 strokes this time. The Villains’ 306 total on the final day gave Bishop a 611 final score, ahead of Lake Norman Charter with 647.  East Surry was third with 650 and Riverside-Martin placed fourth at 655.

The best four of six individual scores counted 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 tournament.

COMPLETE RESULTS MAY BE FOUND AT CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS MEN’S GOLF