Golf teams win multiple area Championships | Sports

A handful of golf teams throughout Oconee County recently punched their tickets to the state tournaments.

North Oconee High School boys golf team won its area Championship last Monday, April 25.

The Prince Avenue Christian School boys golf team won its area title for a fourth consecutive season last Tuesday, April 26th.

Last Wednesday, the Oconee County High School girls team clinched the Area 4-AAA Championship.

All of the Championship-winning teams qualified for the state tournament. Additionally, Prince Avenue Christian’s girls placed second in the area, also earning a playoff spot.

The North Oconee boys turned into six strong performances.

Luke Koenig led the way with a score of 70, which was the lowest score of the area field. Freddy Chappell was close behind, finishing second among the Titans with a 73.

Zach Wiley placed third on the team with a 75. Austin Spencer was one stroke behind, posting a score of 76.

Eli Rogers shot a 79 to finish fifth on the team while Landry Short’s round of 82 was good for sixth among his team.

Those scores gave North Oconee a total of 294, well ahead of second place Benedictine (320).

Prince Avenue Christian’s boys dominated their area competition, totaling 277 and finishing 11 under as a team, which set a program record.

Parker Houck tied for a low medalist in the field, shooting a 66. Hunter Smith shot a 67 while Will Baker shot a 69. James Douglas rounded out the Wolverines with a score of 75.

Those efforts continued Prince Avenue Christian’s boys’ strong run of late, as the area title marked the fourth time in the last five matches that the Wolverines finished under par, according to head Coach Jimmy Phillips.

For the Prince Avenue Christian girls, Claire Bradford shot a 74 and Nealie Cook shot a 90.

Oconee County High School’s girls combined to score 274, putting them 10 strokes ahead of second place Ringgold (284).

Caroline Hinzman led the Lady Warriors with a score of 88, finishing third individually and just four strokes shy of the low medalist. Emma McCormick was second on the team, shooting an 89.

Ava Hinzam shot a 97 while Peyton Leach shot a 110 and Eagan Bell turned in a score of 112.

The state Championships will be contested May 16-17.

This year’s Class AAAA boys tournament will be held at the Houston Lake Country Club in Perry while the girls will compete at the Healy Point Country Club in Macon.

Belle Meade Country Club in Thomson will host the Class AAA girls competition.

Class A-Private’s boys will play their Championship match at Dogwood Golf Club in Austell. The Class A-Private girls will compete at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth.

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