Thursday, February 20, 2020






Muscle Shoals, Houston Academy Turn in Top Rounds in AHSAA Sub-State Golf Monday

     Defending Class 6A state champion Muscle Shoals and defending Class 3A state champion Houston Academy each turned in amazing team totals of 9-under 279 Monday advanced to next week’s AHSAA State Golf Championships as Sub-State champions.
     Results reported from Monday’s Sub-State action include:

Class 6A, North Sub-State Boys
     Defending Class 6A state champion Muscle Shoals an incredible 9-under 279 with Thomas Regan firing a 6-under 66 and Sam Gargis a 3-under 69 to win the sub-state title.  Allen Michael Burnett finished with a 2-under 70, and Hunter Battles was 2-over at 74.
    Homewood was second at 299 strokes. Ren Riley shot even-par 72 and Ford Goldasich had a 74 for the Patriots. Two Fort Payne golfers, Dawson Garrett and  Harrison Davis, qualified for next week’s state tourney at the Robert Trent Jones Prattville Capital Golf Course with rounds of 70 and 71.

Class 3A South Sub-State Boys
   Houston Academy won the Sub-State championship shooting a 9-under 279. Mathew Streitman carded an 8-under 64 for the low round for the Raiders. Hal Dove, who shot a 64 last week in the Section Tourney, had a 3-under 69, Emmett Lee came in at 2-under 71 and Jake McDonald had a 75.
    T.R. Miller landed the other state tourney team berth with  316. Turner Smith led the Tigers with a 3-over 75. Donavan Weaver was one stroke back at 76.

Class 7A North Sub-State Boys
Defending state champion  Mountain Brook shot a team 6-under par to finish at 282 to win the Sub-State championship. Vestavia Hills was second at 295, followed by Huntsville, 309, and James Clemens, 315.
    Vestavia Hills’ Austin Coggin fired a 6-under 66 to capture low medalist honors, Mountain  Brook’s Gordan Sargent finished 3-under 69. Teammates William Wann, Reynolds Lambert and Evan Gross each card rounds of 71 while the Spartans’ Cole Murdock led the individual qualifiers with a 71.
Class 4A North Sub-State Boys
White Plains and Brooks finished 1-2 to advance to the state tourney May 13-14. The Wildcats had a 304 team total while  Brooks and Oneonts each shot a 320. The Lions took second place in a playoff over the Redskins.
     Kenny Okins led White Plains with a 1-over 73. Andrew Miller shot 74, Gage Miller 77 and Wesley Jenkins 80. Brooks was led by Justin Olive, who shot a 75, and Zach Ashley, who finished with a 76.
     Individuals advancing from 4A North were Teagan Miller of Madison Academy and Will Patrick of Oneonta, with rounds of 73 and 74, respectively.

Class 1A/2A South Sub-State Boys
Brantley finished first at the South Sub-State tourney with a 334 team total to beat defending Class 1A/2A state champ Donoho, which finished second at 345. Donoho got a strong 4-under 68 from Jacob Lecroy. Brantley’s Jake Kilcrease fired a 77. The two individual qualifiers Steven Ikner finished with s 74 and Southeastern’s Charlie Faler had a 75.

Class 1A/2A North Sub-State Boys
   North Sand Mountain shot a 349 to take first place at the Class 1A/2A North Sub-State tourney. Red Bay finished second with at 41.
    Individual qualifier Nick Sawyer was low medalist with a 2-under 70, and the other individual qualifier Logan Maddon of Marion County shot 76. Tanner Stone and Hunter Vest led the winning Thundering Herd with rounds of 82 and 84, respectively. Cody Cleveland paced Red Bay with a 1-over 73.

Class 7A North Sub-State Girls
Hoover and Huntsville tied with 249 totals. Spain Park finished third at 2523 strokes and Grissom was fourth with a 292. Huntsville’s Sara Utley shot a 75 for the low round of the day. Neysa Dechachitnan of Hoover was one stroke back 76 and Marilyn Steed of Spain Park shot a 79.  Mountain Brook’s Laura Catherine Goodson led the four individual qualifers with a round of 79.

Class 1A/3A South Sub-State Girls
   Providence Christian of Dothan took first place with an 8-over 224 team total. Lauren Thompson led PCA with a 72. Allison Howard  shot 74 and Emma Cox, 78. Bayside Academy finished second with a 274 total. Tori Roush shot 6-over 78 to lead the Lady Admirals.


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