The Gainesville boys golf team won for the fifth time in five tournaments this season by bringing home victory in the Big Red Shootout on Monday at Chattahoochee Golf Club. This is the first time in the tournament’s 11-year history that Gainesville has captured the Red Elephant trophy.
Gainesville scored 149 points to beat Westminster by 19.
The individual medalist was Gainesville sophomore Lawson King with 40 points in the tournament’s Modified Stableford scoring format. Other Red Elephant scores were Nathan Williams (38 points), Spencer Ralston (36) and Pep Brown (33). Jackson Bishop scored 29 points to round out the top-five scoring for Gainesville.
The Red Elephants next participate in the Champions Invitational on Wednesday at the Ansley Golf Club at Settindown Creek in Milton. To be invited, teams must have won a state championship in the past year, be a former Champions Invitational champion, or receive a special exemption. Teams invited are St. Pius X, Westminster, Marist, Gainesville and Cambridge.
WEST HALL 6, EAST HALL 3: Chase Jarrard led West Hall with a three-run double in the fifth inning as part of a 2-for-3 performance in the Spartans’ 6-3 win over East Hall on Monday in Gainesville.
Zach English got the complete-game win on the mound for West Hall (6-3, 3-4 Region 7-AAA), striking out eight and giving up just four hits. English was also 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.
For East Hall, Matthew Gee was 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, and Franklin Hale went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
The Spartans host to East Hall on Wednesday in Oakwood.
JACKSON COUNTY 5, OCONEE COUNTY 1: Nick Corso went 2 for 2 with an RBI, a run scored and a sacrifice bunt on Monday in Jefferson.
Chase Dunlap was 1 for 3 with a run scored for the Panthers (7-5, 1-0 Region 8-AAA), and Colby Cole was 1 for 1 with a walk, a run scored and a pair of stolen bases.
Coleman Barbee got the win for Jackson County with three strikeouts and only one earned run on five hits over five innings.
The Panthers visit Oconee County on Wednesday in Watkinsville.
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