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Leesville Road pulls ahead in Cap Eight golf

Leesville Road won the past two Cap Eight golf matches to pull ahead of 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A champion Broughton in league standings.

The teams have jockeyed for the top spot each week, twice edging the other by only a stroke.

The Pride has now won three of five conference contests this season. Broughton has won two, and Wake Forest-Rolesville has been steady in the third position.

Leesville Road was the top team at the March 26 Cap Eight match at Hasentree before spring break, finishing with a team score of 148. Broughton was second with 152, followed by Wake Forest-Rolesville and Millbrook at 158 each, Wakefield and Heritage at 165 each, Sanderson (182) and Enloe (210).

Leesville’s Carter Jenkins, ranked as the top junior player in the state, led the way for the Pride, shooting 33 on the par 36 course.

Wake Forest-Rolesville’s Neville Burton and Alex Smalley were also top performers, shooting 35. Broughton’s Will Minton and Harrison Rhoades and Leesville’s Jake Hutchinson each shot 37.

Both Broughton and Leesville have totaled 725 strokes heading into Tuesday’s conference match hosted by Wakefield.

Wells Fargo Cup: Defending Wells Fargo Cup winner Cardinal Gibbons leads the way in 3A standings after the winter season.

The Wells Fargo Cup, co-sponsored by NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four classifications.

Points are determined by performances in state championship events.

Schools are awarded 50 points for a first-place finish, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.

Gibbons holds an 85-point lead over second place Waxhaw Marvin Ridge

Broughton sits at second 75 points behind Green Hope in 4A standings. Raleigh Charter is fourth in 1A.