Boys Golf Claims 1A Private Area-1 Tournament Title, Girls Third

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity boys and girls golf teams qualified for the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament on Tuesday afternoon, April 25, with the Vikings claiming first place while the Lady Vikings took third at Healy Point Country Club at the Area-1 Private Golf Tournament.

The Vikings posted a team-best 289 (1-over par) in the 10-team field to take the title. The Area Championship is the first for FPD since the 2012 season.

Wesley Hanson placed first as low medalist and led the Vikings with a 2-under 70 while Luke Dasher fired a 1-under 71.

Wilson Andress and Jay Spivey signed their scorecards each with a 2-over 74, respectively.

Dasher placed second, Spivey fourth and Andress fifth to make the 2017 All-Area Team.

Brookstone (303) and Savannah Christian (321) placed second and third in the tournament to advance to the State Tournament later in May.

In girls action, the Lady Vikings placed third with a score of 200 in the field of six teams.

Cassidy Pearson placed third overall with an 87 while Wimberly Thigpin finished with a 113. Pearson’s Top-5 finish earned her a spot on the All-Area Team.

Brookstone took first in girls play with a team score of 182. Stratford placed second at 190.

Check, @FPDVikingSports on Twitter and FPD Athletics on Facebook for updates on the Vikings and Lady Vikings in the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament scheduled for May 22-23 at Green Island Country Club in Columbus, Ga.

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GHSA Class-A Private Area-1 Boys Golf Tournament
Healy Point Country Club
April 25, 2017

Team Scores:
FPD 289, Brookstone 303, Savannah Christian 321, Stratford 338, Calvary Day 340, Aquinas 346, St. Anne Pacelli 346, Savannah Country Day 349, Mount de Sales 372, Tattnall Square 392.

FPD: Wesley Hanson 70, Luke Dasher 71, Wilson Andress 74, Jay Spivey 74.

Brookstone: Walker Hinds 74, Evans Copeland 75, William Reaves 76, Charles Waldrep 78.

Savannah Christian: Davis Bush 77, James Wolher 80, Edwin Shepherd 80, Brian Boulware 84.

Stratford: Brannen Suggs 81, Will Chambless 82, Michael Hicks 87, Kevin Gibson 88.

Calvary Day: Thaddeus Wheeler 75, Will Sharpe 78, Max Sires 88, Tyler Thomas 99.

Aquinas: Mason Whatley 75, Nat Simkins 79, Brennan Simkins 96, Sullins Becton 96.

Savannah Country Day: Andrew Glover 82, Chris Hirata 83, Parker Stone 87, Jacob Shuman 97.

Mount de Sales: Karl Gustafson 79, Danny Ferrer 96, Ben West 97, Matthew Walsh 100.

Tattnall Square: Chandler Gay 90, Wes Allen 94, Bryce Beasley 98, Peyton Boone 110.

GHSA Class-A Private Area-1 Girls Golf Tournament
Healy Point Country Club
April 25, 2017

Team Scores: Brookstone 182, Stratford 190, FPD 200, St. Anne Pacelli 205, Mount de Sales 227, Savannah Christian 238.

Brookstone: Sanders Hinds 85, Uma Alappan 97.

Stratford: Josie Coleman 79, Ashlin Jackson 111.

FPD: Cassidy Pearson 87, Wimberly Thigpin 113.

St. Anne Pacelli: Maddie Zimmerman 93, Elli Fuller 112.

Mount de Sales: Mia Ochoa 103, Callie Ann Glawson 124.

Savannah Christian: Abby Mikulsky 116, Teagan Fisher 122.