State-Bound Teams, Classes 6A and 7A


Class 7A

Area 1: In one of the most competitive fields in the state, defending state champion Milton edged Alpharetta two strokes to claim the trophy. Milton (296) scored a 70 from Will Jones, a 71 from Rahul Rajendran, a 72 from Mason Fundingsland and a 73 from Jack Burr. They didn’t even use Craig Long’s 74. Alpharetta (298) used a 73 from Juan Monckeberg, a 74 from Bennett Flach, a 75 from Rohann Aggarwal and a 76 from Brennan Cozad. Lowndes finished third, one stroke behind Alpharetta, and must try to qualify in the section meeting. Blake Henriques was medalist with a 69 to lead Cherokee to fourth place and a berth in the Sections. Tift County’s Bo Carpenter shot 71 to advance as an individual.

Area 2: Gainesville got 73 strokes from Ryan Davidson, Henry Kopydlowski and Brigham Ralston to win the region’s tournament by four strokes over Lambert. The Red Elephants also scored a 79 from Walker Millholland. Lambert was led by Nick Schwendiman (73), Andy Cruz (74), Alex Ross-Johnson (76) and got 78 from Michael Lee and Wesley Hu. West Forsyth, led by Saketh Amble’s 70 medalist, finished one stroke behind Lambert and must qualify by sections. Forsyth Central’s Jack Darke shot 73 and advanced as an individual.

Area 3: Walton held off Cobb County rival Harrison to win the championship. The Raiders were led by Charlie Holloway with a 76, Tyler Call and Sam Gomeyac shot 76 and Thomas Freeland added a 79. Harrison got a 71 from medalist Matthew Render and a 72 from Walker Manuel. Grayson’s Ryan Light shot 72 and advanced as an individual.

Area 4: Medalist Chris Chung shot 72 to lead Mill Creek past North Gwinnett in the championship. Josh Hemans and Chris Hagan both shot 76 and Jack Wilson added a 77 to set the pace for the Hawks. North Gwinnett got a 76 from Josh Strong and a 77 from Rohan Gopaldas. Richard Yang shot 73 and stepped forward to declare as an individual.

Class 6A

Area 1: Sheppard Davenport shot 77 to propel Glynn Academy’s deep side to the Region title by six shots over South Effingham. Ellis Long and Michael Cook fired 78 rounds and William Mosher fired 79 rounds for the Terrors. South Effingham was led by medalist Jacob Fripp’s 70 and Andrew Carr shot 73. Valdosta’s Jake Reid advanced as an individual.

Area 2: Coach Justin Johnson’s Wolves fired a 312 to beat Habersham Central by five shots. Wolves were led by Hunter Phillips with 75 and Samuel Haynes with 76. Habersham trailed medalist Jack Rowe with 71 and Smith Caudell with 76. Patrick McArdle of Evans advanced as an individual.

Area 3: In a battle of titans, defending state champion Johns Creek shot 293 and crushed rival Cambridge with two shots. Johns Creek got a pair of 72s from Taiki Miyagi and Jack Hutchinson, a 74 from Kenny Cox and a 76 from Bruce Murphy. Cambridge had two 72s from Patrick Burns and Jamison Bryant, a 75 from Clay Taylor and a 77 from Carter Solomon. Creekview got 73 points from Josh Ledford and Brooks Hollingsworth but only placed third and will head into the section. North Atlanta’s William Makepeace shot 72 to advance to the state as an individual.

Area 4: Carrollton qualified for the state tournament with a total of 313, better shots than Dalton. The Trojans had a 77 from Caleb Wall, a pair of 78s from Luke Able and Christopher Watts and an 80 from Wyche Green IV. Dalton used a 72 from medalist Cole Stockard and a 75 from Wyatt Brackett. South Paulding’s Brant Carman advanced as an individual


Class 7A

Area 1: Ebby Somers shot 77 and Kayla Lee shot 82 to help Lowndes win the title by 10 shots over Colquitt County. Milton’s Trisha Shivaiah has progressed as an individual.

Area 2: Defending state champion Lambert took the win. Medalist Iris Cao led the Longhorns with a 69 and they counted Averi Cline’s 74 and Emerson Elm’s 75. South Forsyth finished second. Forsyth Central’s Lauren Smith stepped forward as an individual.

Area 3: Walton posted three scores in the 70s to win the title over Harrison. Walton scored a 74 from Saanvi Venkatesh, a 77 from Annika Gomeyac and a 78 from Tatum Thompson. Brookwood’s Paige Greco stepped forward as an individual.

Area 4: North Gwinnett’s superior depth was the difference as the Bulldogs moved past second Mill Creek. North Gwinnett got an 82 from co-medallist Hailey Moon, an 85 from Hailey Park and Reagan Ritchie and an 87 from Talia Hassell. Mill Creek used an 85 from Ella Sada and an 87 from Grace Chung Lindsey Pak of Peachtree Ridge shot 82 and was co-medalist. Suji Jung from Collins Hills stepped forward as an individual.

Class 6A

Area 1: Chanley Box was the medalist with a 74 and led Glynn Academy to victory. Maria Barr and Elyse Burney shot 82 for the Terrors. Richmond Hill finished second thanks to Hannah Barrett’s 81. Valdosta’s Reese Adams qualified as an individual.

Area 2: Lakeside Evans scored a 73 from medalist Kate Parviainen and an 82 from Annie Rose to win the trophy. Habersham Central secured the other place in the state tournament behind Addie Maney’s 87. Kinley Awad of Evans qualified as an individual.

Area 3: Johns Creek shot 230 to beat defending state champion Creekview by 12 shots and win the regional title. Johns Creek scored a 75 from Ella York, a 76 from Jocelyn Zeng and a 79 from Genevieve Wu. Creekview had a 74 from medalist Makena Dubois and a 78 from Lindsay Wayland. Riverwood’s Kailey Watkins stepped forward as an individual.

Area 4: Adeline Laney shot 90 to lead Carrollton to the Tag Team Championship. Emmy McCoy shot 96 and Marissa Johnson added a 99 for the Trojans. Allatoona took second place. Alexander’s Macy Fulton was the medalist with a 78. Lassiter’s Piper Shook qualified in the individual.

Section schedule, Monday and Tuesday

Class 7A: Boys and girls – Forest of Kinderlou, Valdosta.

Class 6A: Boys and Girls – Oak Mountain Country Club, Carrollton

Class 5A: Boys and Girls – Cartersville Country Club

State Championship Schedule, May 16-17

Class 7A: Boys – Chattahoochee Golf Club, Gainesville; Girls – Chimney Oaks Golf Club, Homer

Class 6A: Boys – Jekyll Island (Pine Lakes); Girls – Jekyll Island (Indian Mounds)

Class 5A: Boys and Girls – Okefenokee Country Club, Blackshear

Class 4A: Boys – Houston Lake Country Club, Perry; Girls – Healy Pointe Country Club, Macon

Class 3A: Boys – Bartram Trail Golf Club, Evans; Girls – Belle Meade Country Club, Thomson

Class 2A: Boys – Southern Hills Golf Club, Hawkinsville; Girls – Southern Landings Golf Club, Warner Robins.

Class A Public: Boys – Georgia Southern University Golf Course, Statesboro; Girls – Willow Lake Golf Club, Metter

Class A Private: Boys – Dogwood Golf Club, Austell; Girls – Governor’s Towne Club, Acworth.

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