The Watauga High boys' golf team opened the season with a practice match at the Catawba Country Club in Newton, N.C.


The Pioneers finished fourth with a team score of 178. South Caldwell paced the field with a 161, and bested the field by four shots. Hibriten finished second with a 165. Tyler Johnson of the Panthers was the leading medalist as he fired an even par 36. Josh Farmer and Troy McNeil of the Pioneers finished eight shots back as they each registered an eight-over par 44.


Rory McNeil and Austin Northern each had a 45. The Pioneers will play a nine-hole match Monday at Orchard Hills Golf Course in Granite Falls, N.C. South Caldwell will be the host school.


South Caldwell 161

Hibriten 165

St Stephens 173

Watauga 178

Ft Foard 183

Hickory 185

Patton 186

Freedom 201



Medalist. Tyler Johnson 36 Hibriten



Watauga's scores



Josh Farmer 44

Troy McNeil 44

Rory McNeil 45

Austin Northern 45

Jacob Campbell 54

Thomas Hicks 59