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Broughton’s Fountain has 8th best all-time state championship performance, claims 4A title

May 15, 2019

Broughton golfer Peter Fountain tallied one of the best 36-hole scores in N.C. High School Athletic Association state championship history this week en route to claiming the 4A individual title.

Fountain posted a two-day combined score of 137 in 36 holes, which is 7-under par. It is tied for the 8th all-time lowest score in a 36-hole state championship, according to the NCHSAA.

Last year, Fountain lost the 4A state championship in a playoff. The championship round wasn’t nearly as dramatic this year. After shooting a 69 in round one on Monday to take a lead into the second day of action, Fountain fired a 68 in round two on Tuesday. His two-day total was 8 strokes better than second place — Clayson Good of Jordan who shot a 145 in two rounds.

Fountain got off to a fast start on Tuesday morning with three straight birdies on holes No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3. He also recorded a birdie on the 17th hole and posted his only eagle of the tournament on the 12th hole, a par 4.

Only a junior, Fountain will have an opportunity to defend his title next spring. He is also a finalist for boys golfer of the year at HighSchoolOT Honors.

Good rallied in the second day of action to finish as the runner-up in the state championship. A junior at Jordan, Good recorded four birdies on the day, including on consecutive holes — No. 11 and No. 12.

In round one, Good shot a 73, but dropped that score by one stroke on Tuesday, giving him a two-day total of 145.

Randall Hudson of New Bern, Jack Marcotte of Middle Creek, and Blake Brantley of Jack Britt finished in a three-way tied for third with scores of 146. Hudson entered the second day of the tournament in second place after shooting a 70 in the first round, but a 76 in the second round dropped him from contention.

Myers Park won the 4A team title, but it was a tight race between the top five teams. The Mustangs posted a combined score of 604, just two strokes better than New Bern’s 606.

Cardinal Gibbons finished third in the team standings with a 609, followed by a tie for fourth place between Broughton and Pinecrest with 610.

Cole Chambers, a sophomore, led Myers Park to the team title. Chambers shot a 3-over 147 over the two-day tournament, tying him for sixth place in the individual standings. Teammate Luke Hackworth finished ninth with a 148, while Cam Whitney tied for 10th place with a 149.

New Bern was led by Hudson’s 146. The next best finish for the Bears was Caleb Kimbrough, who tied for 16th with a 151.

The 4A state championship was played at the Pinehurst Country Club on the No. 8 course. The course was a 72-par at 6,694 yards in length.