Murphy finishes fifth at state tournament, Eastside comes in 14

Eastside girls finishes 12th in state tournament

Eastside’s Quin Murphy had four birdies in his round at the Class AAAA GHSA Boys Golf State Championships tournament at Westlake Country Club in Martinez to finish in fifth place on Monday.

Murphy put pressure on himself to start the tournament on the 6,527 yard, par 72 course bogeying two of the first four holes. He was able to get his score back to even with birdies on the seventh and ninth hole.

The Eastside senior found himself under par with a birdie on the 10th hole to start the back nine. However, he quickly found himself down with bogeys on the par-three 13 and the par-four 15 and 16 before getting a birdie on the par-three 17 to finish the tournament with a one-over-par 73.

Marist’s Jack Larkin won the low medalist with three-under-par 69 with Spalding’s Jake Harpe and Dutchtown’s Fisk Steven tied for second with a two-under-par 70.

Jack Mitchell also had a good individual round shooting an 81 with three birdies to finish tied for 29 out of 99 golfers.

As a team, the Eagles missed their goal of finishing in the top 10 coming in 14th with a score of 345.

Marist won the state championship with a score of 296 followed by Columbus (306) and LaFayette (313).

Posting scoring round for Eastside were Matt Mitchell (95) and Tyler Dysart (96) with Ryan Dial (101) and Jed Parker (110) also representing the Eastside team.

The Lady Eagles played close to the score they were looking for shooting a 305 to come in 12th place in the Class AAAA Girls Golf State Championships tournament at the par-72, 5,508 course at Waynesboro Country Club.

Columbus won the tournament with a 257 followed by Dalton (259) and Burke County (267).

Eastside’s top golfer, Autumn Whiten, finished tied for 33rd place out of 69 golfers shooting a 98.

There was a three-way tie for the low medalist with Statesboro’s Sara Jane Bowers, Veterans Megan Reddick and Cairo’s Kayla Wilbourn shooting a 77.

Scoring for the Eastside girls with Whiten were Brittany Medlin (101) and Taylor Maddox (106) with Alexis Allen’s 108 not counting as scoring shot.