Southern Lee, Pinecrest play in state championships
NCHSAA 3A State Championships
Southern Lee was in seventh place, led by Matthew Honeycutt shooting a 75, through the first round of the NCHSAA 3A State Championships Monday at Foxfire Golf and Country Club in Foxfire Village.
The Cavaliers shot a team total of 317. Forestview, the defending team champion, led the tournament through the first of two rounds with a 297.
Honeycutt's 75, Jay Minter's 79, Zane Lewis's 81 and Alex Palme's 82 made up the Cavalier total.
at Foxfire Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6,591 yards)
1. Forestview - 297
2. Charlotte Catholic - 301
3. South Point - 304
7. Southern Lee - 317
1. Bryce Hendrix, D.H. Conley - 68
t2. Ethan Mead, Charlotte Catholic - 71
t2. Will Blalock, Forestview - 71
Southern Lee results
Matthew Honeycutt - 75
Jay Minter - 79
Zane Lewis - 81
Alex Palme - 82
Jordan Thomas - 89
Colin Yoder - 95
Union Pines results
Benjamin Chrystler - 79
Cody Roberts - 81
NCHSAA 4A State Championships
Pinecrest's balance, with four golfers carding either 72 or 73 at Pinehurst No. 8 on Monday, put the Patriots into first place through the first round of two at the NCHSAA 4A State Championships.
East Chapel Hill's Ben Griffin shot a brilliant four-under par 68 and led by three strokes through round one.
Pinecrest shot a team total of 291 (+3) to lead Myers Park by six strokes and Hough by eight. Josh Martin shot an even-par 72 for the Patriots. Zach Martin, Austin Scarboro and James Sugg each shot 73.
Pinecrest's last state championship was in 2008. Wake County schools have won the 4A title 18 of the last 27 years and each of the last four years.
at Pinehurst No. 8 (par 72, 6,698 yards)
1. Pinecrest - 291
2. Myers Park - 297
3. Hough - 299
4. Broughton - 303
5. Leesville Road - 304
1. Ben Griffin, East Chapel Hill - 68
2. Drew Johnston, Northwest Guilford - 71
t3. Josh Martin, Pinecrest - 72
t3. Seth Gandy, Hough - 72
t3. Luke Thalman, Myers Park - 72
More Pinecrest results
Zach Martin - 73
Austin Scarboro - 73
James Sugg - 73
Krystian Romero - 75
Josh Stockwell - 77
Cardinal Gibbons 5, Union Pines 1
Singles - Robert Kelly (CG) d. John Dangerfield 6-4, 6-4, Matt Galush (CG) d. Ben Williams 6-2, 6-2, Noah Constantine (CG) d. Dylan Dinkins 6-1, 6-3, Pierce Beary (CG) d. Jordan Allen 6-4, 6-2, Adam Howard (UP) d. Shafer Beary 4-6, 6-3 (10-7), Kyle Fitzgerald (CG) d. Matt Lorenz 6-1, 6-1
The Vikings had their season come to a close in the quarterfinals of the NCHSAA 3A Dual Team State Tournament Monday afternoon in Cameron. Union Pines finishes the season with a 17-1 team mark.
Cardinal Gibbons (24-0) boasted the newly-crowned state 3A singles champion, Kelly, and the new state doubles champs, Galush and Constantine.
"The match pitted skilled athletes on both sides of the net. The rallies were long and intense, the placements sharp and the spin varied," said Union Pines head coach John Frye.
Dangerfield, a four-time Cape Fear Valley Conference singles champ, played his last match as a Viking. He's the second Viking to win four conference championships.
Dangerfield won 39 matches this season to have a 149-22 career record, making him eighth all-time on UP's wins list. Howard won 34 matches this season and finishes 129-14 (15th in career wins at UP). Lorenz won 31 matches this season and finishes 91-14 (42nd).