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Wilkes Central wins 2A golf championship

May, 9 2017, 9:01 PM

The Men's Golf Championships concluded in Pinehurst after two days and 36 holes of competition. An individual champions and a team champion was crowned in each of the four classifications.

Wilkes Central earned the school’s second straight Men’s Golf Championship posting a combined 37-over, 613, for the squad’s two-day total. They were led by Chandler Metz who finished tied for second in the individual event at 6-over, 150. He carded a 1-over par 73 on the final day of the tournament, tied for the second-best round of the day. His round included three birdies and four bogeys on the Beacon Ridge Country Club layout.

Wilkes Central also got solid performances from Quinton Metz and Zach Caudill who each finished the tournament at 10-over, 154, in a six-way tie for fifth. Lake Norman Charter was the nearest team competitor finishing the tournament in second with a score of 645, or 69-over. They were led by Jacob Rowland who carded a 12-over, 156, for the event. South Stokes was a single shot behind Lake Norman Charter in third and were paced by Tanner Bibey who finished 10-over, in a tie for fifth.

Logan McNeely earned the individual title, firing a 2-under, 70, to finish the tournament at 1-over par, 145. McNeely had five bogeys on the day, cancelling those with five birdies. His low number on the day came on the 375-yard par-4 eighth hole where he knocked in for eagle. Last year’s champion and overnight leader, Justin Emmons from Providence Grove, finished tied for second after posting a 5-over, 77, on day two to end at 6-over par.

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