Dixon Takes Individual 2A Crown

BUIES CREEK, N.C. --– Salisbury's Roy Dixon grabbed the individual lead in the opening round and held on Tuesday to take top individual honors in the 25th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's golf championships at the Keith Hills Country Club.

Dixon, who was 13th in the individual standings in last year's 2-A state tournament, had a 74 on the final day to go with his 71 on Monday for a 145 total on the par-72, 6,500-yard layout, good for a two-shot advantage over runner-up Thomas Lilly of Maiden.

Miller Capps of North Lincoln, who was third in the individual standings, led his team to its second consecutive state crown as North came from eight shots off the pace on the final day. North Lincoln recorded a 614 to 616 for first-day leader Salisbury, while Hampstead Topsail was third, five shots back.

The best four of six individual scores count toward the team total.

Prior to 1986, all NCHSAA schools competed for a single title in an open tournament. Play went to three classifications in 1986 and then to four classes beginning with the 1998 tournaments.

A total of 82 golfers competed in the two-day tournament.

Wendy's is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.

Team Standings

  1. North Lincoln 310-304--614
  2. Salisbury 302-314--616
  3. Hampstead Topsail 309-310--619
  4. Shelby 321-304--625
  5. Carrboro 320-316--636
  6. Clinton 330-306--636
  7. Trinity 336-313--649
  8. North Johnston 332-324--656
  9. North Henderson 320-345--665
  10. South Stokes 326-340--666
  11. Marshville Forest Hills 335-334--669
  12. Kill Devil Hills First Flight 352-330--682
Individual Leaders (par 72)
  1. Roy Dixon, Salisbury 71-74--145
  2. Thomas Lilly, Maiden 73-74--147
  3. Miller Capps, North Lincoln 76-72--148
  4. Tommy Raddin, Marshville Forest Hills 77-72--149
  5. Cody Dellinger, Shelby 76-74--150
  6. David Donovan, Hampstead Topsail 77-73--150
  7. Patrick Morris, Topsail 73-77--150
  8. Taylor Coalson, North Surry 75-76--151
  9. Jackson Collier, Roanoke Rapids 81-71--152
  10. Zach Lawing, North Lincoln 77-75--152
  11. Spencer Jones, Shelby 81-72--153

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