Alcovy boys, girls golf teams claim region title

Floyd low medalist

The golf season has been extended for the Alcovy boys and girls team for at least one more tournament after winning the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament and advancing to the sectional.

Alcovy’s Zach Floyd got extra honors shooting a 73 at Heron Bay Golf Course in Locust Grove to claim the low medalist for the tournament.

The Alcovy boys were six shots away from being able to eliminate playing in the Class AAAAAA sectional and advancing straight to the state tournament shooting a 336.

Joining Floyd in leading the Alcovy boys to a region championship were Wesley Keaton, who posted an 85, followed by Hunter Clark (88) and Andrew Cochran (90).

Schylar Parris (98) and Matt Lovell (106) played but their scores were not used.

Rockdale came in second place but failed to qualify for the sectional tournament. Rockdale took the runner-up position shooting five shots better than third place Luella posting a 361 with Luella shooting a 366.

Playing for Rockdale were Brandon Lee (85), Cameron Rivers (88), Ahmad Williams (94), Malik Moville (94), Matthew McLain (96) and Carlan Ivey (98) with the top four posting their scores.

It was not Newton’s day as they finished in fifth place shooting a 460. On the course for Newton were Riley Dameron (110), Brady Shivers (114), Tyler Bystrom (115), Myles Shivers (121) and Brendan Brown (124).

The Alcovy girls were also on the top of their game winning the region title and advancing to the sectional with a team score of 335 with Luella taking second (351) and Newton coming in third (358).

Kelsey Knight, with a 107, was three strokes from taking the region low medalist away from Luella’s Nicole Court who had a 104.

Scoring with Knight to win region were Kaitlyn Doering (113) and Emily Moore (115) with Jenna Healy (122) also playing.

Making up the Newton girls team were Ashton McKinnon (118), Paris Little (119), Ashley Weesner (121) and Kelita Cox (140).

The Alcovy girls will to Heron Bay on Monday, May 5 for the girls Class AAAAAA sectional with the boys playing Cannongate at Georgia National in McDonough.

The Region 8-AAAAA tournament was not a good outing for either of the Salem or Heritage teams as no one made it to the next level.

The Heritage boys (389) finished in fourth place with the Salem (406) coming in fifth.

Playing for Heritage were Aaron Kenny (90), Chandler Peeples (99), Logan Wilson (99), Colin White (101), Leif Roberts (111) and Jack Reach (127) while Salem’s team consisted of Richard Knowles (99), Anthony Jackson (99), Bly Doma (101), Charles An (107), Kealon Edwards (108) and Jamyl Springer (121).

In the boys tournament, Gainesville not only won region with a 290, the advanced straight to the state tournament. Flowery Branch’s score of 340 was good enough to make them region runnerup and qualify them for the Class AAAAA sectional.

Neither the Heritage or Salem girls finished as well as they would have liked coming in sixth and seventh place.

Shooting for Heritage (363) were Sydni Moore (106), Heidi Shepherd (117), Sara Bracklin (140) and Megan Fernandez (159).

Representing Salem (438) at the tournament were Devin Edwards (113), KnaRhine Bailey (120) and Ndia Jenkins (205).

Like the boys, the Gainesville girls also won region and shot well enough to bypass the sectional tournament and go straight to the state tournament. The Gainesville girls won region with a score of 232 with second place Flowery Branch (299) and third place Winder-Barrow (301) playing in the sectional tournament.

Gainesville too the boys and girls region low medalist with Nathan Williams shooting a 70 for the boys and Meg Callahan beating teammate Ashleigh Bishop in a playoff to take the medal as both players had a 76.