• Mitchell sophomore Ty Pitman tees off during the 1A State Golf Championships at Pinehurst. (Submitted photo)
    Mitchell sophomore Ty Pitman tees off during the 1A State Golf Championships at Pinehurst. (Submitted photo)

Mountaineer golfers finish 10th in state

PINEHURST – Mitchell High School’s golf team finished 10th overall at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A State Championship with a two-round team score of 762. It was the team’s second straight trip to state championships. 

The Mountaineers finished 18 strokes ahead of 11th-place Princeton and 26 strokes in front of 12th-place Highlands. Community School of Davidson won the championship with a 661. 

Senior Austin McGuire posted Mitchell’s best individual score by shooting an 89 in round one and a 93 in round two. McGuire’s individual score of 182 tied him for 38th in the field of individuals. 

Hudson Renfro opened the competition by shooting a 99 in the first round but rebounded with an 89 in the second round, which tied him for 46th among individuals. 

Junior Tucker Garland finished with a two-round score of 194 and sophomore Ty Pitman shot a 201 over the course of both rounds. 

The MItchell News

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