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Area Sports Briefs: East golfers tie for 10th in 3A; Gray Stone wins 1A/2A

From staff reports

SOUTHERN PINES — East Rowan’s girls tied for 10th in the  3A golf state championships held at par-72 Longleaf.

As a team, East shot 295-305 — 600.

Senior Carmen Fraley led the Mustangs in her final match, shooting 91 on Tuesday to go with Monday’s 94.  Fraley shot 45 on the back nine, and then 46 on the front side. She made a birdie on the par-5 No. 16 hole on Tuesday and had three pars.

Camryn Corriher, another East senior, shot 98 on Tuesday after a 96 on Monday. Corriher birdied the par-5 No. 5 hole  Tuesday and made two pars. She made an 11 on her next-to-last hole, but came back strong to finish with a bogey.

East senior Hailey Fesperman shot 116 on Tuesday after shooting 105 on Monday.

Fraley tied for 38th. Corriher tied for 51st. Fesperman was 73rd.

Carson’s Sophia Brown shot 106 on Tuesday after a 113 on Monday. She finished 70th.

Rockingham County shot 493 to win the team championship. Northern Guilford and first-round leader Cox Mill tied for second at 506.

Asheville’s Ana Tsiros shot 70-74 — 144 to win the individual championship by four strokes.

Gray Stone wins title

FOXFIRE VILLAGE — Gray Stone won the 1A/2A girls golf state championship at Foxfire on Tuesday.

Gray Stone shot 554  for two rounds to top Raleigh Charter by 10 strokes.

Gray Stone’s Lauren Denhard, a senior from Salisbury, shot 81-77 to finish at 5-over 158.  She was fourth in a field of 78.

Katelyn Griggs, a freshman from Lexington, shot 89-93 — 182 for Gray Stone.  Aliza Simpson, a sophomore from Norwood, shot 108-106  — 214.

  First Flight’s Katherine Schuster shot 68-71 — 139 to win the individual championship.

Local golf

Wayne Tate had a hole-in-one at The Revival Golf Course at the Crescent on Tuesday.

Tate used an 8-iron on the 125-yard No. 5 hole. The feat was witnessed by Mike Harrigan and Don Kiker.


Azalee Huneycutt made a hole-in-one at McCanless on Tuesday.  She hit her perfect shot on No. 3, a 105-yard hole from the red tees. It was her first ace. She used a 7-hybrid.

Huneycutt was playing in the  “Tuesday Scramble” with  partners Henry Morgan, Kap Yang  and Bob Parker.


Forty-eight GARS members played at Warrior on Monday.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Ernest Wagner with a net of 69.12.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was Jesse King with a net of 62.12.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ed Lockhart with a net of 64.62.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Bert Bollinger with a net of 64.54.

Low gross score was a 76 shot by King and low net winner was Bert Bollinger.


The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association held an all low net event.

Faye Cline took first place, with Susan Houston second and Susan Wydner third.

High school tennis

In the 3A Midwest Regional in Concord, West Rowan’s Payton Holt won against Western Guilford’s  Brooke Henley 6-1, 6-0 and won against Mount Tabor’s  Alex Bowen 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals.

Holt lost to Charlotte Catholic’s Rose Kenny, last year’s state champ, 6-0, 6-1.

Holt lost the third-place match to Cox Mill’s Hannah Jiang 6-2, 6-0 and finished fourth. She qualified for the 3A state tournament and plays   at the Burlington Tennis Center on Friday. She’ll play New Hanover’s Mary Davis Thompson in the first round.

College golf

Alexandria Bare (South Rowan) shot 78-82 for UNC Pembroke in the Flagler Fall Slam at Marsh Creek.

UNC Pembroke finished 10th, one spot ahead of Catawba. Kaley Barts shot 75-76 — 151 to lead Catawba. She tied for 12th.

Hurley YMCA

Register for Little Shooters Basketball and girls basketball (grades 2-8)  through Nov. 5.  Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org. Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.



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