Boys Golf Finishes as Runner-Up at GHSA State Championships

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Head golf coach Matt Kitchell was anxious, pacing around the practice green waiting for the Vikings to tee off.

One after the other, all six golfers took to the course in the GHSA State Championship on May 20 at Savannah Quarters Country Club looking to earn the school’s first state golf title since 1979.

Kitchell’s uneasy feeling was present all the way to the end, as the First Presbyterian Day School boys golf team took second place with a team score of 313.

Brookstone won the match, their fourth straight state title, shooting a 296.

The runner-up finish for FPD golf marks the highest the team has had since joining the GHSA in 2011. The Vikings placed third that year.

Brantley Wilson paced the Vikings on the links, shooting a team-low 75 (+3).

Brooks Stroud finished with a 76 (+4) and Conner Albright ended with an 80 (+8).

FPD’s final score came from Charles Stroud, who signed his scorecard with an 82.

Dalton Taylor shot an 83 and Kaleb Fuller finished with a 90, respectively.

The tournament ends what was a successful season for the golf team. The Vikings took first place in the GHSA Sectionals to advance to the State Championships and won six tournaments throughout the year.

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