Prep Notes: Wheatmore golfers claim PAC crown

Asheboro’s David Elliott putts on the fourth green during a match at Asheboro Municipal Golf Course in March. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record)

Wheatmore was the overwhelming winner in the Piedmont Athletic Conference Tournament for boys’ golf last week at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville.

The Warriors posted a score of 324 for a 43-shot advantage on runner-up Providence Grove. Randleman (375) was third, followed by Trinity (376), Uwharrie Charter Academy (417) and Southwestern Randolph (453).

Eastern Randolph didn’t have enough entrants for a team score, but that didn’t stop the school from making an impact.

The individual champion was Connor Carter of Eastern Randolph with a 3-under-par 68. Wheatmore teammates Ryan Marshall (73) and Ryan Baynard (76) held the next two spots before fourth-place Jayden Moffitt (80) of Eastern Randolph.

Asheboro takes fourth

In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Asheboro shot 362 in the championship tournament for fourth place at Winding Creek Golf Course in Thomasville.

The Blue Comets were led by David Elliott’s 79 for fifth place and Luke Payne’s 80 for a share of sixth place.

Track and field

Providence Grove’s girls and Trinity’s boys were PAC titlists in the championship meet last week at Wheatmore.

On the girls’ side, Providence Grove had 175 points for a comfortable margin on second-place Randleman, which had 120.

Among multiple champions in the girls’ meet was Eastern Randolph’s Brecken Snotherly, who captured the 400-, 1,500- and 3,200-meter runs. 

For the boys, Trinity compiled 147 points to easily win ahead of runner-up Providence Grove, which had 116. Randleman was third with 113.

For the boys, the highlights included Trinity’s Dylan Hodges as the winner of the 200, 400 and high jump and Wheatmore’s Zach Hazelwood as the first-place runner in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Baseball, softball

PAC Tournaments in both sports are taking place this week. Finals are slated for 7 p.m. Thursday at the home fields of the regular-season champions.

That means the baseball title game will be played at Randleman. The softball final will be contested at Providence Grove.

By Randolph Record