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Forestview wins 3-A golf team title
May 17, 2012North Carolina
FOXFIRE VILLAGE — Asheboro's Daniel Brantley had a two-under par 70 on Tuesday to come from behind and capture the top individual spot in the 27th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s golf championships at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club.
Brantley, a senior who was in third place after Monday's opening round, won by two shots over freshman Brandon Katsoudas of Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and junior Will Long of Gastonia Forestview, who were knotted at 144. Long charged into contention with a 69 on Tuesday
Long then took second place on the second hold of a sudden death playoff with a par when Katsoudas bogeyed, dropping the Margin Ridge player into third place.
The best round of the day belong to Nick Stafford of Belmont South Point, who fired a blistering 68 but had to pair it with a Monday 79. He wound up at 147, in a three-way tie for fifth.
The championship was held on a par-72, 6,591-yard layout for the NCHSAA event.
Forestview, which placed third in the team standings in last year's tournament, took the team championship with a 593 total, five shots ahead of Marvin Ridge. Charlotte Catholic finished third with a 608 and defending team champion Burlington Williams was fourth.
The best four of six individual scores count toward the team total.
Prior to 1986, all NCHSAA schools competed for a single title in an open tournament. Play went to three classifications in 1986 and then to four classes beginning with the 1998 tournaments.
A total of 84 golfers began play in the two-day event.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2012 MEN’S 3-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Foxfire Golf and Country Club
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Gastonia Forestview 303 290 593
Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 305 293 598
Charlotte Catholic 304 304 608
Burlington Williams 310 305 615
Rockingham County 311 316 627
Asheboro 321 308 629
Belmont South Point 322 317 639
Lenoir Hibriten 321 323 644
West Carteret 324 322 646
Weddington 336 321 657
Wilson Fike 332 329 661
Southern Nash 333 341 674
Note: Long took second place on second hole of a playoff with Katsoudas.