Carson’s Micah Furr is runner-up in SPC golf tournament; East takes third place

Published 11:17 pm Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Staff report

CHINA GROVE — Carson senior Micah Furr finished second overall and East Rowan’s team grabbed third place in the South Piedmont Conference tournament Tuesday afternoon at Warrior Golf Club.

Furr shot an 81 for the one-day event, but was SPC runner-up to Cox Mill’s Jaidan Rubinstein, who carded an 80.

Cox Mill won the team championship with a score of 268, slipping by Hickory Ridge by four strokes (272). East Rowan had a team score of 280, followed by Concord (287), Carson (304), Robinson (305), Central Cabarrus (311), South Rowan (329) and West Rowan (341).

The Mustangs were led by Carmen Fraley with a 92, followed by Camryn Corriher (93), Micah Loper (95) and Hailey Fesperman (95), and Megan Graham (108).

South Rowan’s eighth-place finish was led by Ellyse Scarborough with a 104. She was followed by Karrigan Brown’s 109 and a 110 from Brianna Vega. Madison Fuller shot a 116 and Connor Henderson had a score of 123.

Ella Ferguson paced West Rowan with a 102 while Ivey Burleson shot a 117 and Maddie Owen carded a 122. Gabby Rager shot a 123.

The top individuals, after Rubinstein and Furr, were: Hickory Ridge teammates Maddie Hayse (84) and Sara Deese (90); Claudia Bare of Concord (91), East’s Fraley and Corriher; Ashley Banard of Cox Mill (93), Caroline Hastings of Robinson (94); and three golfers tied at 95 — East’s Loper and Fesperman, and Cox Mill’s Savannah Lord.

Carson, East, South and West will be back in action on Thursday as the Rowan County girls golf tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury.