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

Golf/tennis: Busy weekend for tournaments … Harrison wins N. Ga. Invitational

9:09 am Mar. 20, 2015

The first annual Greenway Trojan Invitational enters the calendar with plenty of promise.

The tournament is sponsored by Greenway Health (a sponsor of PGA champion Jason Dufner) and will be the only invitation-only, Junior Golf Scoreboard-ranked event in the state.

Players will compete in a 36-hole format, with the first 18 being played on Monday and the next round being played on March 30. All competition will be played at Sunset Hills

Golf: Big tournament weekend for top teams … Gainesville wins Apple Mountain

6:00 am Mar. 13, 2015

Centennial Open uses innovative approach

The second annual Centennial Open, which will be played Monday at the Country Club of Roswell, features an interesting twist on high school tournament golf.

The top eight boys from each team compete. Four play the front nine, the other four play the back nine. At the end of the match, all scores are combined to tally the team score. This puts the pressure on all players