Broughton junior Jimbo Stanley may have come up a little bit short in his quest for Cap-8 Player of the Year honors, but the smile on his face Tuesday indicated that he probably didn’t mind all that much.
Stanley shot an even-par 36 on the front nine at Olde Liberty Golf Club, helping Broughton edge Leesville Road by three shots and lock up a fifth straight Cap-8 boys’ golf championship.
Patrick Carlin added a 37 for Broughton, which posted a total of 150 strokes to runner-up Leesville Road’s 153 tally in the eight-team match that marked the Cap-8 regular-season finale. That enabled Broughton to edge Leesville Road, 61 to 59, in the league’s point-based standings for the team title.
“This feels pretty good,” said Stanley, who carded three birdies in his round. “Last year, we kind of knew we would win if we played decent but this year, we had to work for it a little harder.
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“To win the last three matches and win the Cap-8 is pretty good. … (Tuesday) was big, to play well under pressure.”
Broughton coach Anderson Marlowe was especially proud of his team’s performance, noting that Hardy Hogan was the lone senior in his lineup this season.
“This was one we really wanted to build momentum going into regionals next week,” Marlowe said. “We hope it carries over.”
Leesville Road’s Doc Redman, who also shot a 36 on Tuesday to share individual medalist honors with Stanley, earned Player of the Year honors. Redman finished with a 36.14 stroke average, with Stanley second at 36.71 and Leesville Road’s Corey Wilson third at 38.0.
“It’s great, it means that I played well which is always nice,” Redman said of top player honor. “But a team title would have been really nice, and we were really close but Broughton played really well.”
Heritage finished third (45.5 points) and Wakefield fourth (34) in the final Cap-8 team standings and will join Broughton and Leesville Road at the Mideast 4A Regional on Monday at The Neuse Golf Club in Clayton. The top four individuals not on those four teams also earned berths based on stroke average, those spots going to Wake Forest’s Matt MacDowell, Enloe’s Justin Miller, Millbrooks’ Matt Mills and Sanderson’s Jonathan Bettenhausen.
Thirteen golfers were selected to the Cap-8 All-Conference team. In addition to Redman, Stanley, Wilson, and Carlin (38.14 stroke average), were Leesville Road’s Joey Pettis (38.57), Broughton’s Britt Stroud (39.14), Heritage’s Riley Hollembeck (39.86), Leesville Road’s Jordan Peck (40.29), Broughton’s Hardy Hogan (40.43), Heritage’s Brock Olson (40.71), Wakefield’s Joey Gugliotta (40.86), Broughton’s Will Hawley (41.00) and Heritage’s Chris Craddock (41.00).
MATCH 8 TEAM SCORES
(at Olde Liberty Golf Club)
1, Broughton 150
2, Leesville Road 153
3, Millbrook 173
4, Wake Forest 174
T5, Enloe 175
T5, Heritage 175
7, Wakefield 176
8, Sanderson 209
CAP-8 FINAL SEASON STANDINGS
1, Broughton 61
2, Leesville Road 59
3, Heritage 45.5
4, Wakefield 34
5, Enloe 27
6, Wake Forest 26
7, Millbrook 19
8, Sanderson 18.5
Doc Redman, Leesville Road (36.14)
Jimbo Stanley, Broughton (36.71)
Corey Wilson, Leesville Road (38.00)
Patrick Carlin, Broughton (38.14)
Joey Pettis, Leesville Road (38.54)
Britt Stroud, Broughton (39.14)
Riley Hollembeck, Heritage (39.86)
Jordan Peck, Leesville Road (40.29)
Hardy Hogan, Broughton (40.43)
Brock Olson, Heritage (40.71)
Joey Gugliotta, Wakefield (40.86)
Will Hawley, Broughton (41.00)
Chris Craddock, Heritage (41.00)