Canes finish fourth at state tourney
The Cartersville High School boys golf team shot a second round, team total 301 Tuesday to finish fourth at the GHSA Class AAAA State Championship Tournament at Country Club of Columbus. The Hurricanes, who shot 297 in Monday’s opening round, moved up one position in the final round. Cartersville was tied for fifth prior to the final eighteen holes on the par-71 CCC course. First round leader, St. Pius X, held off North Oconee to win the state title. Columbus was third with Richmond Academy and Woodward Academy finishing in a tie for fifth.
Sophomore and UGA commit Buck Brumlow paced Cartersville with a 1-over-par 143 total (70-73) and tied for fifth individually in the championship. Camden Meadows (79-74) and Carson Harris (78-75) followed with 11-over-par 153 totals and tied for 25th individualy. Jake Lawson contributed to the Canes’ best four scores Monday with a 75, but slipped to a non-counting 82 on Tuesday and tied for 42nd. Dalton Henson stepped up with a 74 Tuesday after firing an 81 on Monday for a 39th place tie. Blane Davis shot 87-80 for the Canes to tie for 68th in the 97-player field.
Jonathan Parker of Columbus High School won the individual title with a 4-under-par 138 (66-72). Carter Loflin (65-74) of St. Pius X was the individual runner-up at 3-under-par 139. Aren Patel (72-68) of Woodward Academy was the only other player under par at 2-under-par 140. Cole Kirkland of Northside-Columbus and Matthew Larkin of Marist tied with Brumlow for fifth at 1-over-par 143.
LADY CATS PLACE 11TH
The Woodland High School girls golf team improved its second round score by a dozen shots Tuesday and finished eleventh at the GHSA Class AAAAA State Championship Tournament at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton. In Tuesday’s final round, Elizabeth Nycum and Erin Evans both shot 104 on the par-72 course. Emily Nycum contributed the team’s third counting score with a 110. The team’s fourth member, Kaylee Jones, shot 123. Starr’s Mill won the state championship by 30 shots over Veterans with McIntosh a distant third place. Starr’s Mill shot 482, +56, Veterans came in at +86, 512, and McIntosh was third at +132, 558. South Effingham (566) and Carrollton (567) rounded out the top five. Mailey Buzzell of Veterans won the individual state title with an 8-over-par 150 total (74-76). She defeated Liza Eubanks of Starr’s Mill by three shots and Ashleigh Mead of Union Grove by five. Eubanks shot 75-78—153 and Mead fired a 77-78—155 total in the 36-hole event.
ADAIRSVILLE GIRLS AT AAA STATE TOURNEY
The Adairsville High School girls team was tied for tenth heading into Tuesday’s final round of the GHSA Class AAA State Championship Tournament at the Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Lake Richard B. Russell in Elberton. Adairsville, who shot 331 in Monday's opening round, slipped to 350 Tuesday to finish in 12th place.
Cortni Jacobs had the low score for the Lady Tigers Tuesday with a 106 after firing a 93 on Monday. She tied for 22nd overall in the classification. Maycee Gwinn shot 112 Tuesday to go with her 111 round on Monday for a tie for 36th and Lindsey Angland finished with a 132 Tuesday after an opening round 127 to place 46th overall. Pierce County (500) fought off North Hall (503) to win the team title by three shots. Rutland (563), Hart County (570), and Morgan County (591) rounded out the Class AAA top five. Tori Owens of Murray County, who has signed with Kennesaw State, was medalist with a 36-hole tournament 145 (72-73). Mikayla Dubnik (77-75) of North Hall and Pierce County’s Sloan Lanier (76-76) tied for second.