High School golf: Creekview, N. Gwinnett lead area champs

Creekview won the Area 4-AAAAAA boys championship at The Frog Golf Club in Villa Rica. The Grizzlies shot a 295 and beat Dalton by four shots. Sequoyah finished third at 317 and won the final spot for the state meet in a playoff against Northgate.

Creekview’s Jack Vajda was the medalist with a 68, followed by teammate Luke Ledford, Carter Pendley of Dalton and Tyler Coffman of Northgate with 71s. Creekview also got 77s from Tyler Latimer and Price Hollingsworth 

Area 4-AAAAAAA: The North Gwinnett boys and girls swept the Area 4 championships at Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville. 

North Gwinnett shot a 317, with Bryce Fowler (77) and Pierce Garland (78) leading the way. Mill Creek shot 319, with Nathan Ward tops with a 77 and Brandon Yay at 80. Brookwood place third with a 323 thanks to a 73 from medalist Anmoi Jhangra. All three teams advanced to state by meeting the qualifying standard of 330. 

In the girls tournament, North Gwinnett got a 79 from Alice Acosta and an 80 from Lauren Maher to post a 245. Mill Creek got 80s from Tess Davenport and Georgia Stonecypher and finished second at 251. Peachtree Ridge, behind the 77 of medalist Yedam Lee, was third at 256. All three qualified for the state tournament. 

Area 2-AAAAAA: It was a sweep for Gainesville at the Trophy Club of Apalachee. Ryan Davidson was medalist to lead the boys and Morgan Nichol was medalist to pace the girls. 

Area 2-AAAAA: The defending state champion Starr’s Mill girls ran away with the title by 48 shots. Liza Eubanks was medalist with a 74. 

Area 2-A Private: The Tallulah Falls girls successfully defending their title at the Georgia Club in Stathum. Brinson Hall shot 78 and Maggie Jackson shot 79 to lead the Indians. Hall made a three-foot putt on the final hole to secure the win. Athens Academy finished second behind medalist Meredith Bennett’s 76. 

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