WEST END – Cherokee’s Holden Straughan competed in the 1A Men’s Golf State Championship, tournament hosted by the Foxfire Golf Club and Resort in West End, on Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8. He tied for 57th place with a total score of 192 (92 in the first round, 100 in the second).
The Community School of Davidson won the team title with a score of 640 followed by Lincoln Charter 667 and Pine Lake Prep 678. Hayesville was the only Smoky Mountain Conference team in the running taking sixth place with a score of 719.
Addison Beam, Highland Tech, edged Thomas Jefferson’s Pierce Robinson by one-stroke (150 to 151) to take the individual title.
Other Smoky Mountain Conference golfers included:
- Jonah Whitman, Rosman, 18th, 169 (82, 87)
- Devin Whitaker, Hayesville, T28th, 175 (81, 94)
- Josh Cottrell, Hayesville, T43rd, 181 (86, 95)
- Mark Pullium, Hayesville, T43rd, 181 (89, 92)
- Dalton Whitaker, Hayesville, T46th, 182 (91, 91)
- John Mott, Hayesville, T71st, 207 (99, 108)
– One Feather staff report