N Guilford Wins Playoffs to Win 3A Golf Title

FOXFIRE VILLAGE, N.C. --- Hickory's J.T. Posten carded a 74 on Tuesday to go with an opening round four-under par 68 to capture the individual championship in the 25th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's golf championships at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club.

Posten, who was seventh in last year's 3-A tournament, had a 142 total to hold off a surging Zack Lewis of Southern Lee, who fired a 68 on Tuesday to finish four shots back. Southern Lee's Jack Radley and Philip Linder of Foard were tied for third at 148.

The championship was held on a par-72, 6600-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.

Northern Guilford won a playoff on the scorecard using the score of the fifth golfer after Northern and Gastonia Forestview finished knotted at 608, after Forestview put together a great 295 team score on Tuesday. Hickory, the defending team champion, placed third with a 614, six shots back, while Fred T. Foard was fourth.

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 84 golfers participated in the two-day event.

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

Team Standings

  1. Northern Guilford 308-300--608*
  2. Gastonia Forestview 313-295--608
  3. Hickory 304-310--614
  4. Fred T. Foard 309-307--616
  5. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 312-311--623
  6. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 315-308--623
  7. Charlotte Catholic 315-318--633
  8. Statesville 321-315--636
  9. Ledford 322-317--639
  10. Wilson Fike 326-322--648
  11. West Carteret 334-319--653
  12. Southern Wayne 369-364--733
*won playoff on card involving scores of 5th player

Individual Leaders (par 72)

  1. JT Posten, Hickory 68-74--142
  2. Zack Lewis, Southern Lee 78-68--146
  3. Jack Radley, Southern Lee 76-72--148
  4. Philip Linder, Fred T. Foard 74-74--148
  5. Evan Danchenka, Hickory Ridge 77-72--149
  6. Gerard Chastagnet, Northern Guilford 77-72--149
  7. Colin McKenna, Northern Guilford 76-74--150
  8. Will Long, Gastonia Forestview 75-75--150
  9. Alex Simmons, Lenoir HIbriten 80-70--150
  10. James Chapman, Gastonia Forestview 79-71--150

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