Golf Roundup-Raiders take conference title

Published 10:18 pm Friday, April 23, 2021

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The Pungo Christian Academy boys golf team repeated as Tar Heel Independent Conference champions at the Beechwood Country Club in Ahoskie earlier this week.

Senior Caeden Lyons took medalist honors with a 77 and led the Raiders to their seventh league crown in the last eight years.

Sophomores Sam Warren (88), Davis Lee (100) and Bryce Evans (100) completed the Pungo scoring.

The Raiders are third in the latest NCISAA 1A golf rankings behind The Oakwood School of Greenville and Crossroads Christian of Henderson.

Lyons is ranked second among individual golfers, while Warren is 12th.

The 1A state tournament is scheduled to be played next month.

Northside won the Outer Banks Invitational Thursday at The Links in Nags Head. The Panthers four-player total of 392 was 18 shots better than runner-up Manteo, 19 ahead of Mattamuskeet and 28 lower than Gates County. Eli Huynh and David Wallace tied for third overall at 96, seven shots behind the medalist from Manteo.

The Washington High School boys continued their season sweep of conference matches with a victory Monday at Cutter Creek. Sophomore Rob Bergevin took medalist honors with an 82, while Marshall Asby and Ridge Zerniak followed with 89’s. Jack Kirkman’s 105 rounded out the Pam Pack scoring.

The Washington girls defeated South Lenoir by one stroke and West Craven by 20, Monday in New Bern. Anna Claire Bilbro was the medalist with a 52. Sydney O’Neal tied for second at 54.

Two area schools continued multi-year winning streaks this week. The Washington girls soccer team has won 60 consecutive conference matches after 11-0 and 7-0 victories over Greene Central and South Lenoir this week. Sophomore Taylor Mitchell scored nine goals for the week, raising her season total to 37.

The Pungo Christian Academy girls softball team won its 30th straight conference game, 13-3, over Terra Ceia Thursday. The Lady Raiders are 9-0 in the Tar Heel Independent Conference and 9-4-1 overall.