The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released its tee times for the Boys' Class 4A State Golf Championships next Monday and Tuesday at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C.
Watauga junior Austin Northern will tee off at 8:10 a.m., Monday morning on hole No.1. Northern is WHS' first individual qualifier in more than 20 years. He qualified for the state tournament following a strong showing Monday at the Northstone Country Club in Charlotte.
Northern fired a one-under-par 71 and made the cut. He also finished four shots behind the regional champion, Henry Simp of Myers Park, who bested the field with a five-under 67.
Northern is the first golfer to appear at the state meet since 2005. The Pioneers sent teams to the state tournament in 2004 and in '05. The '04 team finished sixth; the '05 team tied for tenth.