Golf team takes early lead in CPC

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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You know your team is pretty freaking tough when a 39 isn’t good enough to count in the team score.

The Davie golf team’s Central Piedmont Conference opener on March 11 at Pudding Ridge was fantastic. The War Eagles, who are seeking their first CPC title since 1997, opened league play with a 13-stroke victory over the runner-up.

Davie shot 7-over 147 to West Forsyth’s 160, Reagan’s 161, Reynolds’ 168, Mt. Tabor’s 171 and East Forsyth’s 183.

Davie’s Landon Packard, who eagled No. 9 by chipping it in from 85 yards, was the medalist with an even-par 35. Teammates Beck Owen and Carter Spillman tied for third out of 38 players with 37s. Davie’s fourth score was Anderson Beliveau’s 38. Davie didn’t have to use Evan Owen’s 39.

The War Eagles finished second in the CPC in 2000, 2010, 2012 and 2013. They’re trying to claim the league for the first time since 1997, when they were led by Sean Boyd, Chris Tomel, James Stewart and Gary Bialobreski.

Three days later in a nonconference match at Pudding Ridge, Davie rolled past Ledford 149-166.

B. Owen and Packard shot 1-over 36s as Davie was victorious for the fifth time in five matches this season. E. Owen shot 37 and Sean Coates 40.