Moore fires five birdies in regional competition

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

Though Colby Moore of Davie’s boys golf team did not qualify for the state meet, he played pretty darn good in the Midwest Regional at Jamestown Park on May 3.

He was 5-over par (39-38––77) and tied for 19th place, which was no small thing for a sophomore. He collected five birdies; only three players had more. (Seven players had either five or six birdies.)

It had to be a pretty satisfying way to end a season that brought several joyous moments. Moore started with a 36 at Oak Valley, marking Davie’s best nine-hole score since 2018. He shot 35 at Pudding Ridge. After slumping with a 43 at Pine Knolls and a 44 at Oak Valley, he regained his rhythm, shooting 74 in the CPC Championship at Oak Valley to seal an all-conference spot and then making a solid regional showing.

Notes: Over eight nine-hole matches, Moore’s average score was 39. … The teams that finished 1-2 in the regional were Pinecrest (15-under 273) and Reynolds (291). … The four individual state qualifiers who were not on Pinecrest or Reynolds were West Forsyth junior Mason Beshears (71), Grimsley senior Jack Burris (72), Page senior Andrew Plate (72) and Jack Britt sophomore Christopher Ha (73).