Wheatmore, boys’ golf

Ryan Marshall of Wheatmore was the Piedmont Athletic Conference champion by shooting 5-over-par 77 last week at Holly Ridge Golf Links.

Marshall, a junior, shot sub-40 on both the front side and backside for a five-stroke edge on Trinity’s Bo Earnhardt.

On Monday, Marshall placed third in the Class 2-A Midwest Regional to reserve a spot in next week’s state tournament.

In the PAC Tournament, Wheatmore’s 345 team total was 10 shots better than runner-up Uwharrie Charter Academy, while Providence Grove (358) and Southwestern Randolph (360) also contended.

The Warriors won the team title for the third year in a row. Marshall was co-medalist in last year’s conference tournament.

Eastern Randolph’s Tyler Gee and Southwestern Randolph’s Reese Poe tied for third with 84s and Randleman’s Ashton Dillow and Eastern Randolph’s Craven Cox shared fifth place with 85s.

By Randolph Record