Gordon Lee wins boys Class A Public School boys golf championship
COMMERCE, Ga. (WRCB) -- Gordon Lee shot a team total of 333 to claim the school's first-ever state golf title Monday afternoon at the Class A Public School Golf Championships at Double Oaks Golf Club.
Lanier Guest's 81 led the Trojans, while Devin Edwards fired an 82. Seth Lewis and Blaike Bailey each fired rounds of 85 to round out the team scoring.
Lincoln County finished runner-up and Trion took third, led by individual medalist John Rollins. Rollins, who finished fourth in last year's state championship, won the individual title with a round of 71 thanks to a birdie on his final hole.
Trion (203) finished state runner-up as a team at the Class A Public School girls' championships at Highland Walk Golf Course in Royston, while Gordon Lee (204) finished third. Schley County finished at 201 to win the championship by two shots over the Lady Bulldogs.
Ringgold's Thomas claims Class AAA medalist honors
HOSCHTON, Ga. (WRCB) -- Ringgold senior Brooks Thomas claimed state medalist honors in a two-hole playoff Monday at the Class AAA boys championships at Reunion Country Club.
Thomas, who is signed to play for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga next year, shot a 72 on his championship round before sinking a birdie on the second playoff hole to clinch the individual title.
North Murray's Colby Hipp, who played as an individual, finished fourth at 1-over 73.
Woodward Academy won the team championship, followed by Blessed Trinity.
North Murray finished tied for second as a team in the Class AAA girls championship in Braselton with Jocelyn Blair shooting a 6-over 78.
Dade County's Chase Cole finished second as an individual in the Class AA boys championship in Vidalia.
Dalton finishes third, two locals in top five at AAAA girls tournament
COHUTTA, Ga. (WRCB) -- Dalton finished third as a team and two locals finished in the top five of the individual standings at the Class AAAA girls golf championships at Nob North.
Heritage's Rachel Rebne and Southeast Whitfield's Megan Collins each finished tied for third overall with rounds of 81, but Samford signee Sydney Needham took home medalist honors with a 2-over 74 while leading Carrollton to the state team title.
Cairo's Kayla Wilbourn finished runner-up as an individual at 78.
Carrollton (250) beat Columbus by 13 shots, while Dalton finished another 13 back in third at 276. Carson Roberts carded a 90 to lead the Lady Catamounts, while Mable McKone's 91 and Ashleigh Roberts' 95 accounted for Dalton's two other scores.
Heritage was the only other local team to break 300, finishing in the top half of the 16-team tournament at 294.
Marist cruises to AAAA boys title in Dalton
DALTON, Ga. (WRCB) -- Five Marist players shot under par, though only four scores counted, and the War Eagles destroyed the field with a score of 9-under 279 to win a state team title at the Class AAAA boys golf championships at Dalton Golf and Country Club.
Freshman Will Chandler earned medalist honors with an impressive 6-under 66, and four of his teammates carded rounds of 1-under 71 as Marist beat runner-up Richmond Academy by a whopping 18 shots.
It was the second straight state title for Marist.
Northwest Whitfield had four scores in the 70's en route to a fifth-place finish with a season-best score of 313. Silas Ledford, Sam Spreights and Ethan Hayes all shot 78 and Chad Flanders carded a 79 to help the Bruins lead the local contingent in the 16-team field.
Jack Brown shot a 75 and Allen Behr added a 77 to help host Dalton finish seventh as a team at 318. LaFayette was eighth at 321 and Heritage rounded out the top ten with a 326.
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