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Cannon comes from behind, wins golf event at Irish Creek

High school golf

Michael Childress

Staff report

KANNAPOLIS — Cannon School of Concord turned in a team score of 279 for a come-from-behind victory in the North State High School Golf Challenge, yesterday at the Club at Irish Creek.

Cannon had trailed Raleigh Broughton after Friday’s first round by two strokes (288-290). However, the Cougars, led by Michael Sanders and Lansdon Robbins, shot a 279 on Saturday, while Broughton carded a 286.

Sanders, who was co-medalist with Reynolds’ Zach Brown at 136, shot a 5-under par 66 on Saturday. For the tournament, Sanders was 6-under par, after firing a 70 on Friday.

Robbins had a 4-under 67 for Cannon yesterday, and 138 for the event. Michael Childress, a Salisbury resident, had Cannon’s third-best performance with two solid rounds of 72, finishing with a 2-over par 144.

East Rowan finished 18th out of 21 teams, but team leader Nick Lyerly was even-par for the tournament. Lyerly, a UNC Greensboro signee, shot a 72 on Friday and a 1-under par 70 yesterday, good enough for seventh-best individual score.

Bryson Sprinkle followed Lyerly for East Rowan (77-76/153), 11-over par for the tournament. Austin Miller was 173 (84-89) for the Mustangs and Alex Miller followed with 186 (92-94).

Only six of the 105 golfers were under par for the two days: Sanders, Robbins, Brown (65-71/136), Broughton’s Jimbo Stanley (69-69/138), Charlotte Christian’s Connor Armistead (71-69/140) and Myers Park’s Thomas Eubanks (72-69/141).

At 142, Lyerly was one of three golfers at even-par for the tournament, along with Broughton’s Peter Fountain and Wilkes Central’s Chandler Metz.

2017 North State High School Golf Challenge at the Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Friday and Saturday:

TEAM SCORES — Cannon (Concord) 569, Broughton 574, Myers Park 592, Reynolds 601, Ardrey Kell 605, Charlotte Catholic 610, Charlotte Christian 614, Providence 616, Marvin Ridge 619, Wilkes Central 619, Christ (Asheville) 621, Mt. Tabor 621, Lincoln Charter 623, Summit (Winston-Salem) 625, Community (Davidson) 638, Lake Norman 641, West Forsyth 645, East Rowan 652, West Stanly 657, Concord 680, Forestview 798.


136 (70-66) — Michael Sanders, Cannon

136 (65-71) — Zach Brown, RJ Reynolds

138 (71-67) — Landson Robbins, Cannon

138 (69-69) — Jimbo Stanley, Broughton

140 (71-69) — Connor Armistead, Charlotte Christian

141 (72-69) — Thomas Eubanks, Myers Park

142 (72-70) — Nick Lyerly, East Rowan

142 (71-71) — Peter Fountain, Broughton

142 (71-71) — Chandler Metz, Wilkes Central

143 (74-69) — Davis Gilmore, RJ Reynolds

144 (72-72) — Michael Childress, Cannon

144 (71-73) — Patrick Carlin, Broughton


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