WHISPERING PINES — East Surry finished the state runner-up at the Class 1A golf championships on Tuesday at Whispering Pines Country Club.
There was a tie for third place in the individual standings, and Jordan Vogler of East Surry birdied the first playoff hole to take third. Vogler had a brilliant three-under 69 on Tuesday, the lowest score anyone posted at the two-day tournament.
The best four of six individual scores counted toward the team total. The course was set at par-72 and 6,609 yards for the NCHSAA event.
East was 54 strokes behind Bishop McGuinness, which won its fourth consecutive state team title. Tanner Owen of Bishop McGuinness had a two-under par 70 in the final round for a 142 total, winning the individual championship for the second straight year. Owen (72-70—142) finished one shot ahead of Chance Watson of Avery (72-71—143), and three strokes ahead of Vogler (76-69—145).
East’s Jack Edwards placed 12th in the state with a 158. Other finishers for the Cardinals were Joseph Marion (172), Brock Jessup (177), Oscar Needham (180), and Dustin Hutchens (192).
Mount Airy’s Bailey Bouma had a two-day total of 169. Pine Lake Prep and Riverside (Martin) finished tied for third in the team standings.
A total of 84 golfers began play in the two-day tournament.
In the 2A championships at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines, Newton-Conover won the team title with a 610, and Cole Jeffreys of Southwest Edgecombe captured the individual championship with a 139.
South Stokes placed sixth (644) and West Stokes was ninth (648).