Fort Dale finishes sixth in state golf

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2005

Fort Dale Academy's golf team looked to be in good position to finish among the top three teams in the state, but the Eagles struggled on the second say of the state tournament and finished tied for sixth in the state on Tuesday.

Macon-East Montgomery came away with the Alabama Independent School Association state title by outlasting Lee-Scott Academy by 13 shots.

Fort Dale Academy had a two-day score of 691, while

Macon-East won with a 634.

Pike Liberal Arts Academy finished third with a 658. Morgan Academy was fourth and Glenwood School took fifth.

Fort Dale Academy was joined by Springwood School and Sparta Academy to finish tied for sixth place.

"The course played tough for everyone out there," Eagles coach Reggie Mantooth said.

The Eagles opened the tournament on Monday shooting a 335, while Macon-East led from the opening round with a 321.

Will Farrar shot a 79 to lead the Eagles and was just three shots off the lead set by defending state champion Cole Willis. The Eagles struggled from top to bottom on the second day. Farrar shot an 85 to finish 12 shots off the pace by Willis, who repeated as the AISA champion with a combined score of 148. Willis held off Pike Liberal Arts' Chase Rogers by one shot. Willis' teammate, Hunter Sanders, finished third with a 155.

Mason Bass was second on the Eagles squad with a 169, while Ben Bates shot a 173. Lister Crosby shot a 185, while Sanders Hancock shot a 198.