Golf notebook: Walton takes Cougar Invitational

Photo by Terry Tuley

The Walton boys golf team continues to roll as they record a four-man total of 289 to win the Cougar Invitational on Saturday at the Orchard Hills Golf Club in Newnan. The 229 total is now a school record and they were 25 shots ahead of second-pace McIntosh. John Yi Shot a 69 to win the individual title while Matt Flynn was the runner-up with a 71. The Raiders have now won three of the four tournaments they have played this season.

Staying in Cobb County, the Harrison’s Hailey William shot an 82 to finish second overall in championship flight of the Georgia Peach which is an individual golf tournament held at Hard Labor Creek in Rutledge. Carolina McLeod shot an 86 which was good enough for first in the A-flight division and sixth overall.

Defending Class AAAAA boys state champion Gainesville had a nice weekend, winning its third-straight Georgia-South Carolina Cup at the Willow Creek Country Club. The Red Elephants shot a 614 in two days to slide past Christ Church Episcopal School (S.C.) by two strokes. Spencer Ralston shot a 148 two-day total to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team.

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