PINEHURST — The Men’s Golf Championships concluded in Pinehurst after two days and 36 holes of competition. An individual champions and a team champion was crowned in each of the four classifications. Forbush had its best finish as a team in school history by finishing fourth overall. Last year, the Falcons made it to the state championship and placed fifth.
“We are excited to have our best finish in school history, it’s a great accomplishment for our seniors who really stepped up during the finals,” said Forbush head coach Matt Pruitt. “Carson Snyder, Micah Cranfill, and Logan Lineberry have been four year varsity starters who had a career team record of 214-62-3. By far the most wins of any graduating class that has played at Forbush.”
Logan Lineberry and Micah Cranfill both finished tied for 26th with a score of 162. Carson Snyder finished tied for 33rd, Sinjun Southard finished tied for 43rd, while the combination of Carson Davis and Corey Williams finished in 65th place.
“I thought we played really well at the state finals, after not playing our best at the regionals,” said Pruitt. “Lineberry, Cranfill, and Snyder all played steady. Combined with their fourth place team finish this year and fifth place last year, they have to be considered the best class of golfers in the history of Forbush High School. It has been a pleasure coaching them and they will be missed next year when February rolls around and we start the 2018 season.”
For the year, the team was 58-15-1 overall and 23-4-1 in conference. Forbush had three All-Conference selections with Lineberry leading the way finishing second individually in conference, while Cranfill finished third. Sophomore Carson Davis finished sixth, and Sinjun Southard finished thirteenth receiving an honorable mention nod.
“Looking to next year I feel like we have a good chance of winning a conference championship,” said Pruitt. “We will have to beat a solid West Stokes team but with six returning sophomores and four of those having lots of varsity experience, I feel really good about the future of Forbush’s golf team. Hopefully these guys will play a lot of golf over the next ten months and be ready to make another run to the state finals.”
Along with Forbush, Elkin and Starmount each had an individual in the 1A state championship. Elkin’s Noah Hill finished out his championship run tied for 37th with a total score of 172. Starmount’s Chris Fillingame finished out the year by placing fifth in a field of more than 80 athletes. Fillingame finished with a score of 151, seven off from the first-place finisher.