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Saleeby leads Broughton to 4-A golf championship
May 17, 2012North Carolina
PINEHURST — Freshman Stephen Saleeby of Raleigh Broughton held on to capture the individual title in the 76th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s golf championships at Pinehurst No. 8 on Tuesday.
Freshman Saleeby fired a five-under par 67 on Monday to race to a five-shot lead over the field and then carded a 73 on the final day for a 140 total, two shots ahead of Pinecrest's Joshua Martin. Martin had a 69 in the final round.
Andrew Klasing of Charlotte Ardrey Kell and Broughton's Harrison Rhoades tied for third at 144, and Klasing then birdied the first playoff hole to earn the third place medal.The championship was held on a par-72 layout set at 6,698 yards for the NCHSAA event.
Raleigh Broughton, which had a string of five consecutive state titles from 1998 through '02 and last won it in 2004, fired an outstanding team score of 288 on Monday to carry a 12-shot advantage into the final day of play. The Caps then held off Pinecrest to finish with a 582 total, just three shots ahead of the runners-up. A Wake County school has now won the 4-A men's championship 13 times in the last 15 finals.
Charlotte Myers Park was third at 597 and Ardrey Kell fourth at 599. Cary Green Hope, which won the 4-A team title four times in the last six years, finished sixth. 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 tournament.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2012 MEN’S 4-A GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst number eight
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Raleigh Broughton 288 294 582
Southern Pines Pinecrest 301 284 585
Charlotte Myers Park 302 295 597
Charlotte Ardrey Kell 300 299 599
Cornelius W.A. Hough 300 302 602
Cary Green Hope 304 306 610
New Bern 308 315 623
Northwest Guilford 312 311 623
Indian Trail Porter Ridge 319 305 624
Clayton 315 318 633
Raleigh Millbrook 330 310 640
Southeast Guilford 331 323 654