Summer First Tee program at capacity, fall registration begins July 15

        Registration for the First Tee of the Triad’s fall program will open earlier than expected because of an overwhelming success story for the summer edition. All the summer programs – spread among various Piedmont Triad locations – are filled to capacity. Locations are Gillespie Park in Greensboro, Winston Lake and The Meadowlands in Winston-Salem, Tanglewood…

Davenport, Blank lead Elon School to 1-A title

        By CHRISTIAN WORSTELL With a 103-stroke blowout victory for The Elon School, the North Carolina Independent School Association’s 1-A state championship was never much in doubt. The individual title was another story. Elon teammates Nick Davenport and Dexter Blank finished the 36-hole tournament deadlocked at 158 and squared off in a sudden death playoff at…

Forsyth Country Day’s win has nice Ring to it

        By MARC PRUITT Jay Hunt had a hunch that his 5-foot putt for bogey meant something. Standing over the ball on the 18th green during the final round of the NCISAA 3-A state championship at Bryan Park’s Champions Course, it was a situation the Forsyth Country Day junior had rehearsed time and time again. “I’m…

Salisbury’s three-peat bid ends in 4th place

        By EDDIE SOUTHARDS Salisbury golf coach Dale Snyder knew his team had a target on its back at the state 2-A golf championship this year. The Hornets were the two-time defending champions and had suffered heavy graduation losses. Making it three titles in a row would be difficult. “We had talked about a three-peat, but…

Westchester saves best for last, wins 2-A title

        BY MICHAEL LINDSAY Westchester Country Day didn’t like finishing second last year. It was determined to not let it happen again in 2013. The Wildcats, who won consecutive state titles in 2010 and 2011, shot 308-299 – 607 to capture the North Carolina independent 2-A state championship by eight shots over second-place St. David’s of…

Bishop McGuinness maintains perch atop 1-A ranks

        By STEVE HANF Bishop McGuinness’ players praised coach Pearse Mahon for his easygoing attitude. The jokes he cracks on the course and the Irish music he plays for the team keeps the mood light. The Villains may not have won another championship, however, without Mahon showing a stern side to his young players toward the…