Brumlow state runner-up; Canes place 8th
Due to weather, the Class 4A state championship golf tournament will be limited to Monday's 18-hole results. That means Cartersville's Buck Brumlow will finish runner-up individually and Cartersville will finish 8th. Brumlow was 2-under par after four holes Tuesday before the round was first delayed, then cancelled. Brumlow’s 4-under-par 68 Monday led Cartersville to the eighth place finish. What was scheduled to be a 36-hole championship was conducted at Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega. The AAAA boys played the course at 6,434 yards to a par-72.
Columbus High School raced to a big lead Monday after 18 holes. The Blue Devils had three individuals fire under par rounds and won the state championship with a total of 10-under-par.
St. Pius was the only other team under par. The Golden Lions were eight shots back at 2-under-par.
Marist (+3), Woodward Academy (+8), and Oconee County (+12) rounded out the top five teams. North Oconee and Richmond Academy tied for sixth at 13-over-par. Cartersville was 20-over-par.
Brumlow fired matching nine-hole rounds of 2-under-par 34 to lead the Purple Hurricanes on Day 1. Dalton Henson was next for Cartersville with a 75. Blane Davis shot 81 and Christian Martin 84 to round out the counting scores for the locals.
Jake Benefield (87) and Chanc Willis (89) completed the Canes’ lineup but their scores did not count.
Teams count the best four rounds each day from their six players.
The remainder of the 16-team field and their first round scores include LaFayette (+22), Northside-Columbus (+27), West Laurens (+29), LaGrange (+32), Cedartown (+39), Blessed Trinity (+46), Perry (+48), and Mary Persons (+64).
Ben Carr of Columbus had the low individual score Monday. His 5-under-par 67 edged Brumlow of Cartersville and Columbus teammate Jonathan Parker by a single shot.