County rivals battle for bragging rights

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

Crossroads Christian finished atop the standings Friday as the four county high school golf teams battled for bragging rights at Kerr Lake Country Club.

The Colts posted a 400 and were followed by Kerr-Vance (413), Northern Vance (421) and Southern Vance (424).

Sophomore Joseph Burnette of KVA and Northern freshman Tommy Alicardi tied for low medalist, each posting a round of 84.

The two-day competition continues Thursday at Henderson Country Club.

“With our program in its third year, it would be nice to be the top team in the county,” said Crossroads head coach Aaron Hale. “It would give our young program something to try and maintain. I think it would mean something for the school.”

“The kids had a great time I think they’re all really looking forward to next week as well,” said KVA head coach David Carrier. “You could tell all the kids know each other and are friends. I think they had a great time playing together.”

Five of Carrier’s players recorded their best scores of the year, including Jordan Hogge, who shot a 98.

Griffin Martin led Crossroads with a 95 and Noah Carlson shot a 99 for the Colts.

Hale said it was an off-day for his team, which had been playing better as of late in the independent Carolina Christian Conference.

Northern has been competitive in the 3-A Big Eight Conference, but was without one of its top players on Friday and recorded only three scores to go along with the 126 assessed for being down a player. Reid Bridges shot a 95 for Northern.

Nathan Elliott was Southern’s top scorer with a 95.

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