GHSA Golf State Championship Results
The 2022 GHSA State Championships for golf took place this week at various locations. Here are the results for our local programs who competed in the tournaments.
The Tigers came in 7th overall in 1A Public, carding a 773 score. They were led by Henry Sharpton’s 7th-place finish at 160. He had an 83 on the first day and 77 in the second round. Landon Worley (16th; 169), Wesley Brown (49th; 212), and Lane Rumbaugh (55th; 232) rounded out the scoring.
The Tigers came in 8th place as a team with a 662 across both days. Alex Hughes was 6th overall, finishing one-under par with a 143 (72, 71). Christian Roper (31st; 164), Jeremy Ray (50th; 177), Seth Jackson (53rd; 178), Will McNatt (60th; 183), and Logan Casey (71st; 195) also competed.
The Lady Raiders came in 7th in Class 6A, finishing with a two-day total of 566, which was 22 strokes back from the team ahead of them. They were led by Addie Maney’s 94 and 89, as well as Madison LaPrade’s 96 and 88. Maney was 24th overall and LaPrade 25th, with a 183 and 184, respectively. Makeena Eller (33rd) fired a 104 and then a 95 (199 total). Ava Caudell (48th) also competed, though her scores of 117 and 104 didn’t count toward the team total.
The Raiders finished 9th in the state with a 645 score. They were more solid on the second day (319), 7 strokes better than the first day. Jack Rowe tied for 4th in the state with a 145, carding a 72 and 73. Smith Caudell finished off his spectacular career with a 33rd-place finish (80,79; 159). Ethan Stamper was 57th (172), Charles Daniel 61st (174), Zach Shubert 63rd (175), and Chan Demore 73rd (204).
The Lady Dragons carded a 628 score to finish 6th in the state, as Anna Kate Patton (12th) led the way with a 186. Selah Czerwonka (27th; 217), Meredith Murrell (33rd; 225), Gracie Holman (42nd; 238), and Suzanna Baker (43rd; 240) helped get Jefferson a top-10 finish.
The Dragons came in 5th place at state, coming in with a 652. Tanner Bronnum was 7th overall with a 149 (74, 75). Bryce James (32nd; 167), Welton Wall (37th; 169), Tripp Dye (48th; 178), Isaac Warren (50th; 179), and Brooks McEver (57th; 184) rounded out Jefferson’s scoring.
The Wildcats came in third, which marked the best team finish among our local teams. Rabun had a 622 score, well ahead of 4th-place Bremen. Garrett Horton was 6th with a 146 across both rounds. His first round he shot a 75, and bested that with a 71 in the second round. Brother Connor Horton was 12th with a 154. Brett Backer (23rd; 164), Clayton Dixon (25th; 165), Dalton Ramey (31st; 169), and Tate Ramey (37th; 176) made for a very solid group for Rabun County.
Katie Grace Randall was the lone representative for Stephens County at state. She did very well, carding a 169, which was good for 7th place. She had an 85 in the first round and 84 in the second.
The Lady Panthers came in 7th in the state with a 410 score. Sofia McNabb carded a 187 to come in 13th overall. Hope Patton was 25th with a 224, Ivie Chapman was 28th with a 227, and Saylor Noe was 34th with a 239.
The Lady Warriors continued to do what they are accustomed to…compete for state titles. White County carded a 697 and came in 6th in Class 3A. Cameron Kimsey (17th) led the way with a 196, carding a 101 and then a 95 in the second round. Billikayl Allison (27th; 206), Layne Graham (27th; 206), and Aubrey Free (29th; 208) were close together. Lauren Nelson and Ansley Brown also competed for White County.