State golf championship primer

4:34 pm May. 17, 2015

Thirteen teams (seven boys, six girls) will have a chance to win a second straight golf championship on Monday.

Here’s a look at the different classifications:

Class AAAAAA boys, Sunset Country Club, Moultrie: Peachtree Ridge will try to become the first boys team to win back-to-back championships in the highest classification in 10 years on Monday when the Georgia High School Association holds its championships.

The Lions won the title a year ago and

Harrison golfers win Peek Invitational … Calhoun girls make tennis history

7:04 am May. 1, 2015

Harrison, which last week won its region title, continued to gain steam heading into the state tournament by winning the Billy Peek Invitational.

The Hoyas had a 36-hole total of 586, three shots better than Lambert. Cambridge finished third at 599.

The medalist was Austin Manville of Peachtree Ridge, who had rounds of 68-70 for a 138, giving him a one-shot victory over Ben Shipp of Greater Atlanta Christian.

Harrison was led by

Budd leads Etowah to Hardaway title

9:52 am Apr. 14, 2015

Etowah, led by medalist Nick Budd, won the 40th annual Larry Gaither Hardaway Invitation last weekend at Bull Creek Golf Course.

Budd, who has signed with Georgia State, had rounds 66 and 69 for a 9-under 135, leaving him two strokes short of the tournament record set by Brian Harman in 2005. Harman, now a winner on the PGA Tour, played at Savannah Christian.

Kevin Burns of Woodstock was second among individuals

Walton girls win Decoturf … Columbus chases third straight Hardaway title

6:32 am Apr. 10, 2015

Walton wins Decoturf Tournament

Reigning Class AAAAAA champion Walton girls won the Decoturf High School Tennis Championship with a 7-0 win over Pine Crest of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Senior Suzanne Zenoni, who has committed to Elon, was named the MVP of the tournament, which was held in Chattanooga.

Walton beat Ocean Springs (Miss.) 9-0 and Blessed Trinity 5-2 to win its pool, then defeated Baylor (Tenn.), 9-0 in the semifinal.

Others on the

Golf: Mill Creek wins in Vidalia

8:01 am Apr. 7, 2015

Mill Creek wins at Vidalia

Mill Creek won the 18th annual Indian Invitational at Hawks Point in Vidalia. The Hawks shot a two-day total of 609. Peter Chung (74), Phillip Beard (75), Seth McAfee (78) and Alex Markham (79) were Mill Creek’s top scorers on the final day.

Harrison finished second with a 610, including a 301 on the second day. The Hoyas were led by Sam Maryland, who had a second-round

West Forsyth golfers win … Sequoyah girls clinch region tennis

7:34 am Apr. 3, 2015

West Forsyth takes Forsyth County title

Medalist Robert Shaw’s 73 helped West Forsyth post a school-record 298 and win the Forsyth County Golf Championship at Laurel Springs.
The Wolverines also got three 75s from Austin Jaynes, Austin Amburgy and Drew Ridings to win for the second straight week. West Forsyth won the Packer Invitational last weekend.
Lambert finished second at 308. The Longhorns were led by Spencer Ball, who shot 74. South Forsyth

Great golf field at Athletic Club … Rotary Club tennis returns

9:22 am Mar. 27, 2015

Top fields at Atlanta Athletic Club

Defending champion Brookstone leads an elite field of 18 of the top boys teams in the state at the High School Invitational hosted by the Atlanta Athletic Club on Monday. It’s a rare opportunity for high school teams to compete on the club’s Highland Course, which has hosted three PGA Championships, a U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur.

Brookstone, Marist and Westminster all won state championships

Golf: Dalton wins Lady Cat Invitational … Tournament wrapup

8:25 am Mar. 24, 2015

Dalton wins Lady Cat Invitational

Etowah’s Melanie Talbott shot a 70 to take medalist honors at the Lady Cat Invitational in Dalton, but the host Catamounts came away with the team title.

Dalton shot a 230 to beat runner-up Etowah by 20 shots in the team competition. Dalton was led by Carson Roberts with a 73 and Mable McKone with a 77. Baylee Mitchell added an 80 for the Catamounts.

Etowah’s other scorers