Cannon School wins state championship again
Published 8:57 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018
PINEHURST — Cannon School of Concord won the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association state golf tournament on Wednesday, for the third time in the last four years.
Cannon shot a two-day total of 573 (284-289), 3-under par for the tournament, played at Pinehurst No. 8. Cannon won by 22 strokes over The Christ School of Asheville (595). Ravenscroft (Raleigh) was third at 604, followed by Durham Academy (622) and Charlotte Latin (628).
Cannon had five players finish in the top 10, earning all-state honors. Michael Childress, of Salisbury, took sixth place overall, firing a two-round 145 (72-73). Childress has signed to continue his career this fall at the University of Richmond.
Another Salisbury resident, Charlie Barr, finished in a tie for ninth individually to make all-state as a freshman. Barr shot 148 (75-73). Barr was tied with teammate Michael Sanders, a senior who is heading to LSU.
Cannon was led by Narayan Mohan, who tied for medalist honors with Brandon Einstein of Forsyth Country Day. Both had 140, 4-under par scores. Mohan shot a 68 on the first day and 72 on Wednesday. Einstein had rounds of 69 and 71.
Lansdon Robbins, of Davidson, also a senior at Cannon, was third overall at 141, 3-under par for the tournament. Robbins will play college golf at UNC Wilmington.