First Posted: 1/15/2009
LUMBER BRIDGE - If not for Darren Hunt's typically dominant performance Mon-day afternoon, the Fairmont boys golf team would have lost its first Tri-Six Conference match of the season.
Hunt shot a 2-under-par 34 at Scothurst Golf Course to help the Golden Tornadoes tie West Bladen 161-161 in the fourth of seven scheduled Tri-Six meets.
West Bladen's Justin Taylor and Clint Owens tied for second individually with 39s, and Fairmont's Kyle Ray was fourth with a 40.
Fairmont, which won the previous three TSC matches, holds a 50-stroke lead over second-place West Bladen in the overall standings, at 627-677.
Hunt, the medalist in all four conference meets, has a 21-stroke advantage atop the leaderboard with a score of 137.
Fairmont sophomore Eric Scott, who entered Monday's meet in second place, fell to third overall - one stroke behind Ray. Scott shot 44 on Monday and is nine strokes ahead of Taylor, who is in fourth place.
Clinton, led by Josh Coombs' 43, placed third in the team standings Monday with 194, followed by host St. Pauls (215) and Red Springs (221). Josh Phillips led St. Pauls with a 48, and Ryan Sherrill paced Red Springs with a 50.
Fairmont 161, West Bladen 161, Clinton 194, St. Pauls 215, Red Springs 221.
FAIRMONT (161): Darren Hunt 34, Kyle Ray 40, Trey McKee 43, Eric Scott 44, Michael Dorman 51.
WEST BLADEN (161): Justin Taylor 39, Clint Owens 39, Brett Druzak 41, Colby Guyton 42, Lee Lennon 45, Derek Taylor 50.
CLINTON (194): Josh Coombs 43, Steven Fulton 49, Erik Taylor 49, Brandon Wiggins 53, William Shaw 55, Carroll Oglesby 61.
ST. PAULS (215): Josh Phillips 48, Chris Trumbull 50, Kelly Fields 58, Brandon Revels 59, Dustin Murray 61, Brandon Hall 64.
RED SPRINGS (221): Ryan Sherrill 50, Kajuan McBryde 55, Blake Revels 58, Donovan Chavis 58, Justin Obeda 61, Bryan Bell 62.
Two Rivers Conference
At Fayetteville, Lumberton and Purnell Swett never got on track in a Two Rivers Confer-ence meet at Stryker Golf Club.
The Pirates shot a 338, finishing in a fourth-place tie with South View. The Rams came in sixth with an overall score of 382. Terry Sanford (323), Cape Fear (331) and Pine Forest (337) rounded out the top three.
The high individual scorer for Lumberton was Jonathan Smith, who carded an 80 for the fifth-best round of the day.
Cape Fear's Ronnie Christo-pher took home top honors with a score of 75.
Terry Sanford 323, Cape Fear 331, Pine Forest 337, Lumberton 338, South View 338, Purnell Swett 382, E.E. Smith 421.
Ronnie Christopher (CF) 75, Trey Howell (TS) 76, Steven Miller (SV) 77, Grayson Love (TS) 79, Chase Suitt (PF) 79, Jonathan Smith (L) 80.
Jonathan Smith 80, Wes Fonvielle 83, Blake Fonvielle 87, David Gane 88, Holland Cook 88, Matt Kenney 95.
Lady Warriors 5
Lady Cougars 0
At Fayetteville, Jessica Hostetter scored three goals to help lift Fayetteville Christian School (5-3) past Flora Mac-donald Academy (5-1-2) in a nonconference match.
Erin Swanson had 10 saves for the Lady Warriors, who held a 19-13 edge in shots.
Megan Shemenski, the Lady Cougars' third-year goalkeeper, missed the game because of a senior trip. Junior Sophie Duncan, in her first varsity start in goal, had 14 saves.
Flora Macdonald hosts Trinity Christian School at 4 p.m. today.
Lady Pirates 3
Lady Trojans 0
At Fayetteville, Lumberton jumped out early and shut down the Pine Forest offense in a Two Rivers Conference victory.
Jennifer Costa and Kathryn Musselwhite scored early goals for the Lady Pirates (7-3-2, 2-2), who led 2-0 at the break.
Costa added another score midway through the second half to put the game out of reach.
Lumberton goalies Kayla Hunt and Kristen Parker stopped five shots on goal en route to the shutout. The Lady Pirates outshot the Lady Tro-jans 25-8.
Next up for the Lady Pirates is a 7 p.m. home match against league foe E.E. Smith on Wednesday.