Cartersville golf team in second place heading into final round

The Cartersville High School boys golf team is in second place at the midway point of the 2022 GHSA Class 5A State Championships.

The 36-hole tournament is being hosted on the 6,700-yard, par-72 course at Okefenokee Country Club in Blackshear. Each team fields six starters with the best four scores counting toward the team total.

Starr’s Mill has the lead following Monday’s 18 holes with a 2-under-par team total. Cartersville is ten shots back and next at 8-over-par. The Canes are trailed by Woodward Academy (13-over), Northgate (16-over) and Wayne County (17-over).

The 12-team finals field will conclude the Championship Tuesday.

Cartersville’s Jake Lawson shot a 1-under-par 71 to lead the Hurricanes in Round 1. He is currently tied for second in the individual race with Will Coffman and Lee Smith of Ware County. The trio trails tournament leader Thomas Reininger of Starr’s Mill after 18 holes. Reininger fired a 5-under-par 67 Monday.

Lawson was followed on the Canes’ scorecard by Jake Wehunt (+1, 73) who is tied for seventh, Camden Meadows (+3, 75, T-14) Brody Tidwell (+5, 77, T-22) and Andrew Lutjens (+5, 77, T-22). Anderson McCary (+14 T-57) shot an 86.

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