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Leesville Road, Broughton boys’ golf battle for top Cap Eight spot

Broughton bested Leesville Road by one stroke at Heritage Country Club on Thursday to take first place in the second Cap Eight golf match of the season.

Broughton’s boys shot 143 as a team, while Leesville shot 144. Wake Forest-Rolesville (152), Heritage (153), Millbrook (156), Wakefield (165), Sanderson (180) and Enloe (193) followed.

The two teams battled for the top spot days earlier as conference play kicked off at North Ridge Country Club on Monday.

That time, Leesville came out on top 142-144. Wake Forest-Rolesville (152) finised third in the Monday match, followed by Millbrook (153), Wakefield (157), Heritage (163), Sanderson (191) and Enloe (205).

Jenkins starts fast: Leesville Road’s Carter Jenkins missed last year’s NCHSAA 4A golf championships with a hand injury, but looked to be in top form March 1 while winning the Keith Hills High School Kickoff in Buies Creek.

The field included many of the top teams from 2012, including 4A champion Broughton.

Jenkins shot a 2-under-par 70 on the Keith Hills Golf Club course to win the individual title by two strokes and help Leesville Road to a three-shot win against Southern Pines Pinecrest. Broughton was third (304). Ravenscroft and Forsyth County Day, a pair of N.C. Independent School Athletic Association powers, tied for fourth at 305.

Broughton’s Stephen Saleeby, the NCHSAA 4A medalist in 2012, shot a 77.

Broughton rolls in Port City tennis: Broughton was an impressive winner last weekend in the Port City Invitational boys’ tennis tournament in Wilmington.

The Caps beat East Chapel Hill 8-1, Wilmington Hoggard 5-1 and Wilmington Laney 6-3 as Patrick Longest, Carlton Bunn, Taylor Boole, Campbell Stone and Blaise Waters, the Caps’ Nos. 2 through No. 6 singles players, were undefeated.

“It was really good for our guys to get out of town, spend some time together and play really tough competition,” said Broughton coach Bill White.

Winston-Salem Reynolds, the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A champion and No. 1 in the N.C. Tennis Coaches Association 4A rankings, lost to Wilmington Laney in the first round.

Broughton is No. 2 in the state rankings and Cap Eight 4A foe Wakefield is third.