|OWEN LEADS BISHOP MCGUINNESS TO 1A TITLE|
|Written by Rick Strunk|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 16:35|
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.
Avery finished fifth with a two-day total of 668. The Vikings had a 335 on the final round. Harley Foster and Chance Watson of the Vikings finished in a three-way tie for 17th place. Foster had an 83 on the final round, and finished with a two-day total of 161. Watson had an 82 on the final round for a two-day total of 161.
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.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2013 MEN’S 1-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Chapel Hill Country Club—Final Results
Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 305 306 611
Lake Norman Charter 319 328 647
East Surry 327 323 650
Riverside-Martin 330 325 655
Avery County 333 335 668
West Montgomery 343 343 686
Durham NC School of Science and Math 368 359 727
Southwest Onslow 375 363 738
Hayesville 379 369 748
Franklin Academy 383 377 760
Rosewood 392 380 772
Midway 412 389 801
Tanner Owen, Bishop McGuinness 70 73 143
Dylan Kennedy, West Montgomery 76 73 149
McKenzie Barringer, Voyager Academy 75 76 151
Blake Fiest, Lake Norman Charter 79 73 152
Jonathon Davis, Bishop McGuinness 74 78 152
McKinley Johnson, East Wilkes 80 73 153
Nick Adams, Rosewood 82 72 154
Keenan Denny, South Stokes 77 77 154
Jordan Taylor, West Montgomery 77 78 155
Logan Wynne, Riverside-Martin 79 77 156
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