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AA

Coosa Country Club in Rome has the pleasure of welcoming the AAers this year. Darlington High School will serve as the host school, giving them a needed edge in this competitive classification.

For starters, Greater Atlanta Christian would appear to be the favorite based on the results of the regular season. They are loaded with talent and experience. When you have six players playing 18 holes, and only the best four rounds count, depth plays a huge part. The Spartans have depth.

Watch out for host Darlington, as well as defending champion Vidalia. Darlington's ace is Patrick McShane, who hopes his senior year will end on a high note. Vidalia only lost one player from last year's championship squad. Anchored by seniors Daniel Rice and Alex Threlkeld, this year's team is loaded with young guns like Hap Kaufold, Colin Calhoun, and Tyler Arnold. If not this year, look for the onion boys to smell like roses in 2005.

Prediction:

Team - Greater Atlanta Christian
Individual - Patrick McShane (Darlington)


Greater Atlanta Christian

A

This tournament will be played down south in Waycross at the Okefenokee Club, with Ware County High School serving as host. It doesn't really matter where you host the tournament this year because the result will be the same.

When it comes to golf, Athens Academy doesn't rebuild - they reload. After three straight championships, it's hard to expect anything less than another title in 2004. Led by seniors David Blanton, Michael Gautreaux, and Kyle Stiles, the Spartans will run away with their fourth consecutive title and give coach Jackie Anderson a nice retirement present.

Top contenders to knock off Athens Academy are Savannah Country Day and Aquinas of Augusta.

Prediction:

Team - Athens Academy
Individual - Michael Gautreaux (Athens Academy)


Athens Academy

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