Boys team scores
1. Gainesville 150-149—299
2. North Hall 156-161—317
3. Flowery Branch 162-156—318
4. Johnson 165-176—341
5. Lakeview Academy 199-186—385
6. West Hall 191-203—394
7. Riverside Military 208-188—397
8. Chestatee 219-200—419
Girls team results
1. Gainesville 77-81—158
2. West Hall 84-86—170
3. North Hall 97-98—196
4. Johnson 106-103—209
5. Chestatee 118-112—230
6. Flowery Branch 129-124—253
Boys top individual scores
1. Parks Brown, Gainesville 72
T2. Grant Lasseter, Gainesville 75
T2. Eric Little, Flowery Branch 75
T3. Pep Brown, Gainesville 76
T3. Jackson Bishop, Gainesville 76
4. Luke James, Johnson 77
T5. Reeves Bell, Gainesville 78
T5. Kameron Williams, Flowery Branch 78
T5. Ryan Matthews, North Hall 78
T5. Jackson Berry, North Hall 78
Girls top individual scores
1. Morgan Reece, Gainesville 78
2. Malorie Smith, West Hall 79
3. Meg Callahan, Gainesville 83
4. Madeline Harr, Gainesville 84
5. Olivia Davis, West Hall 91
FLOWERY BRANCH - Gainesville boys golf coach Bryson Worley preached to his team to play solid and not worry about being spectacular in the Hall County Championships.
However, when all the scores were tallied for the Red Elephants, four very solid scores equalled a spectacular finish Tuesday at Royal Lakes.
Gainesville's top four scores over 18 holes were all within four shots of one another - and all in the 70s - leading to a Hall County championship with a two-day score a 299, also a new meet record.
The previous mark of 302 was set by Johnson in 2010.
After Gainesville carded a 150 during Monday's first round, they were one shot better on the final day of play.
"This group I have works very, very, very hard and may be the most dedicated group I've ever coached," Worley said.
North Hall placed second (317) and Flowery Branch was third (318).
It was a clean sweep for Gainesville at the county championships. Lady Red Elephants sophomore Morgan Reece had three birdies on her final nine holes to win low-medallist honors with a 78.
Gainesville finished with a 158, 12 shots ahead of second-place West Hall at 170.
On the boys side, Parks Brown shot a 36 for the second consecutive day to win the low medallist honors (72).
He finished three strokes ahead of Gainesville's Grant Lasseter and Flowery Branch's Eric Little, who both carded a 75.
Though Brown earned the individual honors by playing conservatively and finishing with 14 pars, he put an exclamation point on his win with a birdie on No. 18 in front of a large following in the leaders group.
With his third shot on the par 5 in the middle of the fairway and about 100 yards from the pin, he stuck his shot to within about three feet of the cup and tapped in for a birdie.
"I felt like it was all on the line on No. 18 and needed a birdie," Brown said. "I was pretty happy with the shot."
Brown had one other birdie over the two days, and only two bogeys total.
His other birdie came after he knocked an eight iron to about 15 feet from the cup on No. 10 to start his final round. "I'm really happy with the way Parks played today," Worley said. "He's a solid ball striker and confident in his abilities."
The consistency for the Red Elephants was their highlight. Lasseter shot a 37-38 for a final score of 75, while Pep Brown went 39-37 for a 76.
Meanwhile, Jackson Bishop had 38 on both days for the Red Elephants.
"We love winning Hall County, but it's never easy with this great field and teams like North Hall, Flowery Branch and Johnson," said Pep Brown. "Our whole philosophy is to look for pars and commit to it."
Meanwhile, Reece was as consistent as her male counterparts from Gainesville.
She rebounded from a triple bogey on No. 9 with a birdie on the next hole to hold on for a one-shot victory over West Hall's Malorie Smith (79).
Her birdie putt came after knocking a fairway shot to within 10 feet of the pin. Reece said that the win was especially satisfying for a Lady Red Elephants squad comprised of three sophomores and a freshman.
"It's so exciting that both of our teams came out and won the title," Reece said.
The Lady Red Elephants had three of the top five girls scores, including Meg Callahan in third with an 83 and Madeline Harr fourth with an 84.
North Hall's Haley Twiggs had an eagle on No. 9 Tuesday and finished with a two-day total of 99.