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Wolves, Eagles earn top 10 finishes at state tournament


Lincolnton High finished tied for seventh and Lincoln Charter finished sixth in their respective classifications of the NCHSAA state boys golf championships.
The Eagles, who were making their inaugural appearance in the state 1A tournament, shot a 36-hole 681 in the two-day event at Whispering Pines Country Club. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness shot a 595 to win.
Lincoln Charter’s top finishers were Evan Crook and Justin Morgan. The teammates shot a pair of 163s to finish tied for 19th. Crook shot a 12-over 84 on Monday and a 79 on Tuesday. Morgan was also 12-over on Monday and 7-over on Tuesday.
Lincoln Charter’s other participants were Harrison Hall (91-86––177), Evan Brown (88-90––178), Colin Raye (98-101––199) and Nick Stroupe (103-108––211).
The Wolves, making their first appearance in the state 2A golf tournament since 1997, shot a 646 at Southern Pines’ Longleaf Golf and Country Club to finish tied with East Duplin. Newton-Conover won the title with a 610.
Henry Saine was Lincolnton’s top performer with a 36-hole score of 156, good enough for a tie for 20th in the 84-participant field. Saine shot an 11-over 82 on Monday, but battled back with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday.
Other participants for Lincolnton were Will Saine (82-77––159), Eli Walker (77-82––159), Mac Harris (92-81––173), Kevin McAbee (98-85––183) and Noah Keener (91-93––184).
The top four from each team make up the team score.

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