Austin Northern and Austin Graham of the Watauga High boys' golf team have been named to the Northwestern 3A-4A All-Conference team.
Northern qualified for the state tournament at the NCHSAA Class 4A Western Regionals last Monday, May 5. He made the cut by shooting a one-under par 71 at the Northstone Country Club in Charlotte. He fired a 17-over-par 89 in the opening round of the Class 4A state championships at the Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C. He completes the final round today.
Northern is WHS' first individual qualifier at states in more than 20 years; he's WHS' first state qualifier since 2005.
St. Stephens led the way with four all-conference selections---Austin Russell, Spencer Ramseur, Jake Toney, and Jordan Heavner; Hickory had three selections---Austin Harrill, Gavin Roberts, and James Setzer.
Harrill was the Player of the Year; Lu Hauser of St. Stephens was the Coach of the Year.
NW3A-4A ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
AUSTIN HARRILL, HICKORY
COACH OF THE YEAR:
LU HAUSER, ST. STEPHENS