North Surry’s Justin Young, Mount Airy’s Cody Hodges and East Surry’s Seth Covington finished tied for the low score on the day with a one-under-par 34. The solid play gave all three their second consecutive top 10 finish.
North Surry’s Taylor Coalson (37) and Cole Glasco (37) along with East Surry’s Dustin Holder (37) also picked up top 10 finishes.
South Stokes and Bishop McGuinness tied for the overall team lead at 148, while North Surry was one stroke off the pace at 149. East Surry finished fourth overall with a 153 while, Surry Central (172) and Mount Airy (180) took the bottom two spots in the eight-team match.
Even after rain scattered across the area over the past 36 hours North Surry coach Daron Atkins said conditions at Hemlock weren’t horrendous.
“It was overcast and there was drizzle but the course played fine,” he said. “It was a winter course, the greens were slick and it was a little windy but otherwise it wasn’t bad.”
Two matches into the eight-match conference season, Bishop McGuinness leads North Surry by two in overall strokes 304-306.
North Stokes is third at 307, East Surry sits fifth at 318, while Surry Central (348) and Mount Airy (352) are sixth and seventh, respectively.
Mount Airy will host the next match scheduled for Wednesday at Cross Creek Country Club at 4 p.m.
Hemlock Golf Course
t1 — South Stokes — 148
t1 — Bishop McGuinness — 148
2 — North Surry — 149
3 — North Stokes — 150
4 — East Surry — 153
5 — West Stokes — 169
6 — Surry Central — 172
7 — Mount Airy — 180
t1 — Justin Young (NS) — 34
t1 — Cody Hodges (MA) — 34
t1 — Seth Covington (ES) — 34
t4 — Stanhope Johnson (BM) — 45
t4 — Damon Goin (NSt) — 35
t4 — Jon Montgomery (SS) — 35
t4 — Luke Spong (SS) — 35
8 — Ryan Wilson (NSt) — 36
t9 — Taylor Coalson (NS) — 37
t9 — Cole Glasco (NS) — 37
t9 — Dustin Holder (ES) — 37
t9 — Mark Sowinski (BM) — 37
Mount Airy tennis rolls
DOBSON — Mount Airy performed well against a scrappy Surry Central squad, winning 9-0. The teams hadn’t played each other in a while, but the Granite Bears and Golden Eagles always play each other tough, and Monday night was no different. Mount Airy’s Taylor Bobbitt is new to the program, and he got a lot of action.
“I thought he was very sold and has improved a lot since the start of the season,” Mount Airy coach Scott Kniskern said. “With his athleticism he should get even better.”
Kniskern also was pleased with the way Brooks Mayberry used his forehands to his advantage.
The Granite Bears will next take on Mt. Tabor Thursday.
“These tough non-conference matches always serve as a good measuring stick of where we are at, so hopefully we will see some improvement,” Kniskern said.
Mount Airy 9, Surry Central 0
Nicholas John (MA) d. Johnny Cook (SC) 6-0, 6-1; Matt Kessler (MA) d. Jake Dellinger (SC) 6-1, 6-1; Eric Belton (MA) d. Nick Gillespie (SC); Brooks Mayberry (MA) d. Luke Haymore (SC) 6-1, 6-0; Chance Hall (MA) d. Jose Gonzalez (SC) 6-1, 6-1; Taylor Bobbitt (MA) d. Colby Chilton (SC) 6-2, 6-1
John/Mayberry (MA) d. Cook/Dellinger (SC) 8-2; Kessler/Belton (MA) d. Gillespie/Haymore 8-1; Hall/Bobbitt (MA) d. Gonzalez/Chilton (SC) 8-4