By CHRIS HOBBS
West Caldwell High’s Lexton Ford won an individual title and Lake Norman Charter repeated as team champion on Monday at the state 2A boys’ golf tournament on Monday.
Ford had three straight birdies to start the back nine and closed with a 3-under 33 on the back nine and 2-under par 70 to win the 2A individual title at Pinehurst No. 6.
Lake Norman Charter shot 23-over 311 and finished 14 strokes ahead of Midway in the team race.
The Knights had three golfers in the top 10 – Carter Busse with a 75, Will Dalton with a 76 and Brandon Spinks with a 77. Busse shared fourth place with two others, Dalton shared seventh with two others and Spinks ended in a three-way tie for 10th.
All of the state tournaments were shortened to one round this season.
Union Academy’s Caleb Surratt shot a 3-undewr 69 at Foxfire to win the state individual title.
Community School of Davidson needed a one-hole playoff to win the team title, beating East Surry after both teams shot 317.
On the playoff hole, Community School of Davidson’s golfers shot 15 to a 17 by the Cardinals’ golfers.
Lucas Benjamin of Asheville Roberson had six birdies, all on the back nine at Longleaf, to win an individual state title with a round of 3-under 69.
He finished one stroke ahead of four other golfers.
Alex Brock of Freedom shot an even par 72 to tie for sixth place.
Charlotte Catholic shot a 299 to win the team title.
Jackson Von Parris shot an even par 72 to lead Pinecrest to a team title at Pinehurst No. 2.
Parris won his title by one stroke, while Pinecrest (308) finished 11 strokes ahead of Winston-Salem Reynolds in the team race.
COMPLETE SCORES, ALL TOURNAMENTS: boys golf 2021