The Kernersville-Bishop McGuinness High boys' golf team pulled off the daily double on Tuesday at the 17th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A championships at Whispering Pines Country Club in Whispering Pines, N.C.
Kernersville-Bishop McGuinness won its fourth team championhip in as many year, and Tanner Owen of the Villains defended his state championship by winning the individual title. owen, who had a 72 on Monday, and found himself in a two-way tie for second place, just one shot off the lead, came charging back with a two-under par 70 on Tuesday. He finished at two under par for the tournament with a two-day total of 142.
Senior Chance Watson of Avery finished a shot back. Watson, who fired an even-par 72 on Monday, followed that up with a one-under 71 on Tuesday. He was at one under for the tournament with a two-day total of 143. Reilly Erhardt of the Villains, the first-round leader, slipped on Tuesday and fired a 75. He finished in fifth place with a two-day total of 146, four shots back.
Daniel Childress of the Vikings finished in a two-way tie for 22nd with at two-day total of 164. He had an 81 on Tuesday. Jacob Waldropp finished in a tie for 44th place with a 178 (89-89). Greyson Stafford was 50th with a 183 (92-91); Austin Daniels and Martin Lehmann finished in a 61st-place tie. Each man had a 189 (Daniels 89-100; Lehmann 92-97).
Jordan Vogler of East Surry had the best round of the day with a three-under 69. He finished in a two-way tie for third with a two-day total of 145, three shots back.
Kernersville-Bishop McGuinness, which began the final round with a 23-shot lead over East Surry in the team standings, blew it open by recording a 294 on Tuesday for a 595 total. The Villains were a whopping 54 strokes ahead of second-place East Surry. Mooresville-Pine Lake Prep and Riverside (Martin) finished in a thirde-place tie with a 661. Avery was fifth with a 665. The best four of six individual scores counted toward the team total.
In Class 4A, Austin Northern of Watauga fired an 85 on the the final day of the state championships at the Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C. Northern, who was named to the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference team Monday night, finished in 67th place with a two-day total of of 174.
Patrick Cover of Cornelius W.A. Hough birdied the first playoff hole to take top individual honors on Tuesday in the 79th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A mens golf championships at Carolina Trace Country Club.
Raleigh Broughton captured the team championship by eight shots over defending champ Southern Pines Pinecrest with a winning total of 592. Broughton captured its sixth NCHSAA championship since 1998 and it was also gave a Wake County school the mens 4-A team golf title for the 19th time in the last 28 years, including five of the last six.
Pinecrest is the last non-Wake County school to win, taking the title in 2008 and last year. Hough and Charlotte Myers Park were tied for third at 609.
In Class 3A, St. Stephens had a team score of 643 and finished in a seventh-place tie with Matthews-Weddington. Gastonia-Forestview put together an outstanding 299 on the final day to take its third consecutive state team title. Forestview recorded a team score of 600 to finish 11 shots ahead of runner-up Waxhaw-Marvin Ridge (611), with Rockingham County moving into third with a 616 total. The best four of six individual scores counted toward the team total.
Will Blalock of Gastonia Forestview had a final round two-under par 70 on Tuesday to capture the individual championship in the 29th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A mens golf championships at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club.
It was Blalocks second consecutive state title. His 142 total was two shots better than Nick Stafford of Belmont South Point and William Register of Burlington Williams, who tied for second at 144. Stafford equaled Blalocks Tuesday score for the best round of the day at 70. Register was sixth in last years tournament.
Alex Simpson of Weddington, who had Mondays best round at 69, had a 79 on the final day to finish at 148, seven shots back in sixth.
Thomas Messenheimer of Morganton-Patton finished in a 15th-place tie with a two-day total of 154 (77-77); Austin Harrill of Hickory was 18th with a two-day total of 155 (76-79); Austin Russell of St. Stephens finished in a five-way tie for 22nd place with a two-day total of 157 (77-80).
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2014 MENS 1-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Whispering Pines Country Club
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Kernesrville Bishop McGuinness 301 294 595
East Surry 323 326 649
Mooresville Pine Lake Prep 327 334 661
Riverside (Martin) 336 325 661
Avery County 333 332 665
Lincoln Charter 347 334 681
Alleghany 343 357 700
Rosewood 361 377 738
Manteo 377 372 749
Union 379 379 758
Durham Voyager Academy 370 395 765
Lejeune 414 400 814
FINAL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
Tanner Owen, Bishop McGuinness 72 70 142
Chance Watson, Avery County 72 71 143
Jordan Vogler, East Surry 76 69 145
Logan Wynne, Riverside (Martin) 75 70 145
Reilly Erhardt, Bishop McGuinness 71 75 146
Kevin Sowinski, Bishop McGuinness 77 72 149
Matthew Schneider, Union Academy 75 74 149
Nick Adams, Rosewood 74 76 150
McKenzie Barringer, Voyager Academy 74 76 150
Aaron Thomas, Highland Tech 78 78 156