Creekview

The Creekview girls golf team shot a score of 480 to win the Class AAAAAA state championship in Carrollton on Tuesday.

The Creekview girls shot a team total of 480 over two days to win the Class AAAAAA state golf championship Tuesday at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton.

It was the first state golf championship in program history, and the first in Cherokee County history for a girls team.

The Lady Grizzlies defeated defending state champion Johns Creek by 10 shots and were 26 shots clear of third-place Carrollton (506).

Makena Dubois set the tone during Monday’s first round, shooting a 2-over par 73, which included three birdies on the back nine. She followed it with a second-round 79 to finish with a 10-over par total of 152 and a third-place finish individually.

Lindsay Wayland followed suit with rounds of 78 and 82 to finish fourth, while Samantha Buchberger shot 86-82 to finish tied for 10th. Nicole Gerthing shot 96-102 to finish 30th.

The Creekview boys finished fifth in its tournament, also held at Sunset Hills. The Grizzlies shot a team-total of 607, led by Tyler Latimer, who shot rounds of 74-73 to finish tied for 10th individually.

Johns Creek won the title for the fourth straight time with a score of 573. Carrollton (590) was second, followed by Dalton (603) and Cambridge (605).

Drew Vajda (79-74) and Brendan Defenkolb (75-78) finished tied for 19th. Vajda made a charge during Tuesday’s second round that included three birdies and an eagle on his back nine of 34.

Josh Ledford had rounds of 76-78 to tie for 23rd. Brooks Hollingsworth shot 78-79 and Pate Arthur carded 80-84.

Sequoyah’s Garrett Armbrust shot 82-77 to finish 35th.

In the Class AAAAAAA boys championship at Spring Hill Country Club in Tifton, Woodstock’s Connor MacMillan shot rounds of 76-72 to finish at 4-over par and in third place, which included six birdies during his second round of even-par on Tuesday.

Milton’s Craig Long shot 73-72 to beat teammate Rahul Rajendran (76-71) by two shots.

In the girls championship at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie, Etowah shot a team total of 568 to finish ninth.

Lambert (442) outdistanced the field to win its third straight title and seventh in the last eight years. Peachtree Ridge (484) was second and Walton (517) was third.

The Lady Eagles were led by Ivy McKinney’s back-to-back rounds of 93, which was good for a tie for 28th individually. Emma Lambert finished 34th with scores of 95-101, and Petra DeWeese was one spot farther back in 35th with rounds of 101-96.

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