Veterans Highâ€™s girls fared best among the county schools competing in the GHSA state golf tourney May 21 and 22.
The Lady Warhawks, who entered the tournament as the Area 1-AAAAA champions, finished runner-up. They shot 505 as a team, carding 253 on the first day and 252 on the second. Starrâ€™s Mill, with the 11 qualifying teams playing on the course at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City, was first. It finished with a team score of 478.
Mailey Buzzell was Veteransâ€™ highest individual finisher. She shot a two-day total of 160, eight strokes back of Starrâ€™s Mills Liza Eubanks, who led the field in that category.
The Warhawks, playing at Planterra Ridge Golf Club, which is also in Peachtree City, finished in a tie for ninth with Buford. They had a two-day total of 668 (340/328). Starrâ€™s Mill was the champion there as well with 598.
At the AAAAAA class, Houston Countyâ€™s boys were 10th. They shot 314 on day one and 313 the second day for a total of 627. Johns Creek was first with 577.
Hilton Beck led the Bears, who finished Area 1-AAAAAA as runner-up to Glynn Academy. Beck finished in a tie with three other golfers for 18th. He shot 74, 76 for a total of 150.
The Lady Bears did not qualify as a team but had Ansley Garland to compete individually. She was 47th â€“ tied with two others â€“ and with a total of 197. Northside also didnâ€™t qualify as a team, but was represented by A.J. Jackson. Jackson was the low medalist for 1-AAAAAA but in the tournament came in 64th. Her two-day total was 253. All AAAAAA competitors did so on Jekyll Islandâ€™s course.
Perryâ€™s girls and boys both qualified for the tournament â€“ third and fifth, respectively for Area 1-AAAA (1-AAAA, according to the GHSA website). The Panthers, competing at Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega, finished 15th. They shot 336 as a team. Columbus, with an impressive 10-under par, was first at 278.
Payne Sells was Perryâ€™s top finisher. He was tied for 20th with a 75.
The Lady Panthers were at Innsbruck Resort and Golf Club in Helen. They finished 18th with a total of 387. Woodward Academy was first with 232.
Laura Silverstruck led Perryâ€™s effort. She finished tied for 58th, with a score of 121.