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Girls and Boys Golf Take First at GHSA Class-A Private Sectionals

ATHENS, Ga. – For the first time in program history, the FPD varsity girls and boys golf teams placed first in the GHSA Class-A Private Sectionals, this year held at Lane Creek Golf Course for the girls and at the University of Georgia golf course for the boys.

The Lady Vikings took first of nine teams with a team score of 190 while the Vikings finished first of 13 teams with a mark of 304.

Both squads advance to the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament, set for Monday, May 16 at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

“Our girls and guys came ready to play today on what were two tough golf courses that caused a lot of problems for us and for some of the other eams,” FPD head coach Charley Chase said. “To say that we are proud of them would be a major understatement.”

In the girls sectional round, Cassidy Pearson paced FPD with a 91 while Bailey Good finished with a 99.

“All four girls – Cassidy, Bailey, Wimberly (Thigpin) and Rachel (Jones) – played with a lot of heart today,” Chase said. “Their heart and passion showed throughout the entire round and kept competing until the end.”

In the boys match, the Vikings got two 74’s from Wesley Hanson and Wilson Andress while Charles Stroud and Jay Spivey each totaled 78’s.

“The boys got it done on a very, very tough golf course,” Chase said. “I think all teams were having some problems getting accustomed to the course, but our guys fought and persevered and for that I’m proud.”

The Lady Vikings and Vikings will have one more match before prepping for State.

On Thursday, FPD hosts Strong Rock Christian in a match at 4 p.m. at Healy Point Country Club.

“We thank the good Lord above for our success today and look forward to what’s ahead in the coming weeks.”

Our Lady of Mercy, St. Anne Pacelli and Whitefield Academy will advance to state on the girls side while Stratford Academy, North Cobb Christian and Athens Academy will join the Vikings in the state tournament, as they finished in the Top-4 on Monday.

Check www.fpdvikings.com and @FPDVikingSports on Twitter as the varsity golf teams head to the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fpdathletics.

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