From Staff Reports
Dalton High School golfer Allen Behr shot a 3-under-par 69 during the second day of the Indian Invitational in Vidalia to lead the Catamounts to a top-10 finish in the event Saturday.
Played across Rocky Creek Golf Club and Hawk’s Point Golf Course in middle Georgia, the tournament featured 44 teams from around the Southeast. Dalton finished sixth overall with a team score of 624 for the tournament in a six-play, four-score format.
Behr finished fifth individually with his 69 combining with Friday’s 2-over 74 for a tournament total of 1-under 143 to earn All-Tournament honors.
Other scorers for Dalton were Jacob Brown (81-82), Davis Cook (78-80) and Landon Hicks (80-80), while Addison Lambert (95-91) and Miller Lovingood (103-WD) also made the trip.
Dalton coach Hunter Johnston said he was pleased by what his team did in the tournament and with the things that they didn’t do.
“I think our guys were disappointed because they knew they left shots out there, and that will keep them working,” Johnston said. “As good as we did, they knew they could have done a lot better. As we build momentum going into the region tournament, that is really all I could ask.”
The Catamounts will play in the Region 7-4A tournament on April 22 at Nob North Golf Course.
• Christian Heritage 11, St. Francis 3: Jake Stokes and Chase Tidwell each went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and three pitchers scattered five hits as Christian Heritage rolled to an easy home victory.
Stokes had a double and a triple as part of his day, and Tidwell doubled as well as the Lions pounded out 13 hits, including an inside-the-park home run by Tyson Cooper, who was 2-for-4. Sam Sikes also drove in a run for Christian Heritage (6-10, 3-8 Region 6-A).
On the mound, Spencer Robbins gave up two earned runs in five innings of work for the victory, while Jonathan Lewallen and Darryn Pasqua combined to pitch two innings of one-hit relief.
“Spencer was a little wild early, but other than that we pitched a clean game,” coach Noah Stokes said. “We had a pair of younger guys come in on the mound and it went well. It was good to finally have a day like that. To come out with a region win, we needed it.”
Christian Heritage led from the start, scoring a pair of runs in the first and three in the second for a 5-2 lead. St. Francis cut it to 5-3 in the top of the fourth, but the Lions answered with two more in the bottom half of the inning and put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.