This past week and a half, our local teams have hit the links for the area tournaments, which determine who makes the state tournament and who doesn’t.
AREA 2-AAAAAA | HABERSHAM CENTRAL
The Raiders’ golf team, led by senior Cooper Roland, finished 7th in the area tournament with a 343, while the Lady Raiders shot a 334 to finish 7th as well. Habersham will not be represented at state.
AREA 3-AAAA | WHITE COUNTY
The Lady Warriors secured a spot at state with a 4th place finish, being led by Caroline Craig. The team carded a 256. The boys also finished fourth, but with a 360 score didn’t make the cut. However, Jacob Adams’ 83 earned him an individual trip to state.
AREA 2-AAAA | STEPHENS COUNTY
The girls from Stephens County finished 4th (300), while the boys finished 5th (350), both missing as a team to state. The girls were eight strokes shy of doing so. However, both programs will be represented, as Luke Thomas (78) was the low medalist for the boys area tournament, and Andi Brock’s 97 earned her an individual spot as well.
AREA 3-AAA | DAWSON, LUMPKIN, UNION COUNTY
Union County girls won the area tournament for the second year in a row, carding a 259, better than all area teams (boys or girls). The Union boys (439) were 13th. Dawson’s girls qualified for state as well with a 5th place (313). The boys also finished 4th with a 346, but missed the cut for state by 7 strokes. Jeremiah Crumley did shoot a 78 to qualify as an individual though. Lumpkin’s boys (375, 10th) and girls (387, 10th) completed their season.
AREA 4-AA | BANKS, RABUN COUNTY
The boys results are the only known so far, and the Banks County boys (379) finished 3rd while the Rabun boys (402) were 4th. Neither team advanced to state, but both are represented after Luke Gosnell (Banks, 83) and Sam Speed (Rabun, 83) qualified individually.
AREA 4-A PUBLIC | TOWNS, COMMERCE
Commerce girls are area champs once again after a 158 score, while the Commerce boys (368) finished 3rd and qualified for state. Towns County boys shot a 351, good for 2nd place and a state tournament bid.
AREA 2-A PRIVATE | TALLULAH FALLS
Tallulah Falls’ girls carded a 166 to take the area title and qualify for state. The boys meanwhile shot a 437 to finish in 10th place.