East Surry had three golfers shoot sub-40 scores to finish second in a conference golf tournament Monday.
Bishop McGuinness, to no one’s surprise, won the meet, but only by 10 strokes at 144 to 154 thanks to a strong showing by the Cardinals.
Mount Airy finished third, North Surry fifth and Surry Central sixth in the eight-team field.
Bishop had five golfers shoot under 40, led by Tanner Owen at 33 and Stanhope Johnson at 34. Owen was named the day’s medalist, while Johnson tied for second with Mount Airy’s Bailey Bouma.
Drew Alley, East Surry, and Taylor Coalson, North Surry, tied for fourth with a 37. East’s Joseph Marion and Dustin Holder were a stroke back at 38.
A shower earlier in the day made greens soft for approach shots, but made some shots from the rough more difficult.
In addition to the Cards’ Alley, Marion and Holder, Jordan Vogler shot a 41 for East’s top four scores. Andrew Millsaps and Dustin Hutchens each shot a 45 to round out the team’s showing.
The Bears were just seven shots back at 161 thanks to Bouma’s big outing. Also in the scoring mix were Cody Hodges (39), Aaron Lewis (41) and Justin Simmons (47). Jarrett Simmons (49) and Will Smith (54) filled out the team.
South Stokes was just two shots back off the Bears, finishing in fourth. Wesley Lineberry led the Sauras with a 37.
North Surry shot a 177. After Coalson, Jed Whitaker shot 45, Cole Glasco 47 and T.J. Ramey 48. Corbin Soots (50) and Noah Lyons (51) finished the team’s outing.
Surry Central was just two strokes back with three players shooting under 45. The four players included in the scoring were Dillon Carter (42), Ryan High (43), Chase Graham (44) and Matt Snow (50). Also playing for the Eagles were Nate Blevins (58) and Calvin Inman (63).
Behind the Eagles, West Stokes finished seventh with a 183, and North Stokes was last with a 215 — but earned a 40 from Ryan Wilson.
Monday’s tournament was hosted by Mount Airy. East Surry will host its tourney tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Pilot Knob Park.
Next week, the teams travel to North Stokes’ home course of Hemlock on Monday, then return to Pilot Knob for West Stokes’ home date two days later.
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