Published: May 13, 2011 11:31 AM
Modified: May 13, 2011 11:53 AM
Green Hopes boys golf team had won four of the past five state championships going into last weeks 4-A boys golf state championships, but it had to settle for fifth this year at Pinehurst No. 6 golf course.
The Falcons two-day total of 596 was just three strokes behind third place, but 29 strokes behind new state champ Leesville Road.
Green Hopes top player was junior Will Thomas, who finished tied for 21st with a 149. Minchung Kim, whose score in the Mideast Regional broke a tie with Holly Springs to send the Falcons to the 4-A championships, shot a 150 as did Tyler Filippi.
Senior Andrew Fowler shot a 151, while teammates Austin Clevenger (160) and Owen Murphy (168) were each more than 18-over.
Cary senior Boomer Boyd (157) and Holly Springs freshman Tim Conover (154) participated as individuals in this years field after qualifying in regionals.Redman, Rubin get their shot in states:
For differing reasons, Cary Academys Doc Redman and Taelor Rubin each carded impressive and equally consistent scores at the NCISAA 3-A championships, held at Bryan Park in Greensboro.
As just a seventh-grader, Redman finished tied for 21st at the state meet with a 154 two-day score. He shot a 77 on each day after qualifying for the state championships as an individual, where he ranked 19th in NCISAA 3-A golfers at seasons end.
Rubin, the first girl in school history to qualify for the state championships and one of the few to have ever done so, shot a 79 on each day to card a 158. She tied for 25th at the state meet and finished the year ranked 31st among the states 3-A golfers.Stephenson finishes 32nd:
Cary Christians lone participant in the NCISAA 2-A golf championships, held at Talamore Golf Club in Pinehurst, was Ty Stephenson. His two-day score was 163.