MONTGOMERY – Cedar Bluff’s Mark Sawyer paired with Valley Head’s Austin Ingram to defeat Alabama Christian’s Andrew Whang and Pleasant Home’s Hunter Baldwin 4-1 in helping the North Boys Golf All-Stars win 20-10 over the South Monday at Montgomery’s Arrowhead Country Club. The rain-shortened event opened the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s All-Star Sports Week.
The boys’ all-stars divided into five teams and played match play, with each hole worth a point. The team that won the entire round received an additional point. If both teams tied on a hole, the point was divided in half for each two-man team.
The North boys, coached by Chris Randall of White Plains, were paced by the duo of Braylin Hathorn of Pell City and Chandler Voss of Hartselle. The North team earned Most Points Scored honors for the boys with a 5-1 win over the South team of Will Howard of UMS-Wright and Jackson Rice of Dadeville.
The South Most Points Scored leaders were Stephen Baker of St. Paul’s Episcopal and Cole Komyati of Bayside Academy. The pair lost 4-3 to the North team of Guntersville’s John Bruce and John LeFeve.
Most of the golfers played six holes but some finished just five before the round was called due to the heavy rain.
The North boys now hold a 2-0 lead in its series with the South, which was first played in 2019.
In girls action, the South All-Stars nipped the North All-Stars 19.5 to 16.5. The girls’ teams were divided into six two-player teams.
The South girls, coached by Auburn’s Adam Byrd, were paced by Taylor Trible of Spain Park and Lily Johnston of Dadeville, who posted a 4-2 over the North team of Baylie Webb of White Plains and Lora Williams of Madison County to earn Most Points Scored honors for the winners.
The top scorers for the North were Lauren Temples of Hartselle and Emma Ray of Alexandria, combining for a 3.5 to 2.5 win over the South duo of Kaitlyn Shields of John Carroll Catholic and Lucy Mileski of Hoover. The North was coached by Hartselle’s Chad Gladden.
The North and South girls are now even at 1-1 in their all-star matches.
AHSAA 2021 North-South Golf Results
At Arrowhead Country Club
(North) John Bruce, Guntersville and John LeFeve, Guntersville def. (South) Stephen Baker, St. Paul’s and Cole Komyati, Bayside Academy, 4-3.
(North) Nicolas Lozito, Thompson and Seth Rogers, Tuscaloosa County def. (South) Jackson Sharp, Vestavia Hills and Austin Burnham, Pell City, 4-2.
(North) Braylin Hathorn, Pell City and Chandler Voss, Hartselle def. (South) Will Howard, UMS-Wright and Jackson Rice, Dadeville, 5-1.
(North) Nathan Fenza, Madison Academy and Colton Banks, Madison Academy tied (0South) Pack Stabler, St. Paul’s and Peyton McCart, Elba, 3-3.
(North) Austin Ingram, Valley Head and Mark Sawyer, Cedar Bluff def. (South) Andrew Whang, Alabama Christian and Hunter Baldwin, Pleasant Home, 4-1.
(North) Bella Duesing, Randolph tied (South) Laura Burch, McGill-Toolen, 4-4. (South) South: Taylor Trible, Spain Park and Lily Johnston, Dadeville def. (North) Baylie Webb, White Plains and Lora Williams, Madison County, 4-2.
(North) Emmy Glover, Fairview and Abby Gattis, White Plains tied (South) Mary Grace Davidson, Hewitt-Trussville and Ella Hewes, Daphne, 2.5 to 2.5.
(North) Lauren Temples, Hartselle and Emma Ray, Alexandria def. (South) Kaitlyn Shields, John Carroll Catholic and Lucy Mileski, Hoover, 3.5 to 2.5.
(North) Lauren Sechrest, Alexandria and Alyssa Berry Hartselle tied (South) Elle Squires, Vestavia Hills and Eleanor Forbes, Oak Mountain, 3-3.
South) Jordyn Martin, McGill-Toolen and Aidan Haithcock, Homewood def. (North) Camryn Blackwell, Glencoe and Macie Henderson, Mars Hill Bible, 3.5 to 1.5.