Mystery Valley Golf Club plays host to the DeKalb County Golf Championships for the seventh consecutive year as 79 boys and 38 girls compete for the individual and team titles on Monday, March 26.
The guys start the day at 8 a.m. as two-time defending medalist Ryan Elmore of three-time defending champion Dunwoody tees off with the opening group. The girls begin at 11:54 a.m. as Dunwoody is set to defend its 2011 title.
Elmore leads a group of six Dunwoody golfers including twp other Top 20 finishers from the Wildcats three-peat championship of a year ago. Seniors Will Trask and Cameron LaRose finished 20th and 14, respectively, in the 2011 tournament.
Other Top 10 finishers from a year ago include runner-up senior Maram Macham of Columbia, bronze medalist sophomore Darius Davis of Arabia Mountain, No. 7 Peter Pappas, a junior from Lakeside, and Chamblee junior Khaliq Dansby who was eighth last year.
Dunwoody which swept both the team and medalist honors in 2011 returns girls’ medalist Lindsay Owings who is set to go head-to-head with 2010 champion Sarah Kuranga, a junior from Columbia. Owings edged Kuranga by one stroke in last season’s girls’ championship.
The rest of the top six finishers from last year’s tournament also return to play led by Lakeside’s Susanne Boden who finished as the bronze medalist.
Tamera Martin of Arabia Mountain was fourth overall while Christiana Evans of was fifth and Kayla McClendon of Chamblee was sixth. McClendon recently collected a hole-in-one on the 120 yard, par-three No. 2 hole at Mystery Valley.
Mark Brock is the Statistician/Information Officer/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics