A pair of strong performances by Samuel and Jackson Young–both with 4-over-par low round 76s to share co-medalist honors–led the Laney golf team to its first Mideastern Conference tournament on Monday at Masonboro Country Club.
Dylan Howard finished two shots back as an individual and helped guide West Brunswick to second place finish on the Par 72, 6,600 yard layout. Howard was the only other player to finish in the 70s, while 10 others in the field scored better than bogey golf.
Jack Sandlin closed with an 85 to pace New Hanover, while Samuel Jarden hit 87 for Hoggard. All four golfers for the Bucs and Trojans finished in the 80s as well.
For the Youngs, Jackson took home top honors at Echo Farms Country Club on March 10. Samuel claimed top spot on the leader board at Rivers Edge on March 16.
Team scores: Laney 318; West 333; New Hanover 353; Hoggard 401; South 418; Topsail 414; Ashley 430
Laney- Samuel Young, 76; Jackson Young, 76; M. Jones, 84; A. Jones, 82= 318
West- L. Patterson, 84; D. Boyer, 83; T. Vaughan, 88; D. Howard, 78= 333
New Hanover- D. Midale, 86; T. Hill, 88; S. Thompson, 94; J. Sandlin, 85=353
Hoggard- S. Jarden, 87; R. Vause, 99; W. Steyskal, 109; C. Pando, 106=401
South- X. Williams, 101; H. Disbrow, 103; M. Hardison, 109; G. Teague, 105= 418
Topsail- S. Crowell, 91; K. Dowling, 106; K. Whitaker, 109; D. Shelts, 108=414
Ashley- B. Hudson, 91; W. VanAlstine, 85; Z. Miller, 127; C. Beham, 127=430
In the other high school golf outing in Wilmington on Monday, Cape Fear Academy cruised to an 18-shot victory at Cape Fear Country Club.
Jack Sloan out dueled teammate Gene Middleton by three strokes for top individual honors with a low score 76. Corey Oberto closed with 80, while Vance Young and Miles Lindstrom both hit 84.
Coastal Rivers Conference Golf Match
Team scores: Cape Fear Academy 319; Arendell Parrott 337; Fayetteville Academy 384; Fayetteville Christian School 402; Harrells Christian Academy. 413
Laney 11 Ashley 10 (girls)
Ashley- Goals: Natalie Kasdan (2) Corissa Alkins (2); Avery Gerold (5); Abigail Efting; Assists: Ashley Merritt (1) ; Saves: Kelsea Meadows (6).
Cape Fear Academy 10 New Hanover 6 (girls)