The Walton girls golf team on Monday won its first area title since the 2014 season. From left are players Tatum Thompson, Mac Kaseta, Saanvi Veenkatesh, Kat Euston and Margaret Grace, with coach Richard Myrick in the back.

The Marietta boys golf team shot a team total of 311 to win the Area 2AAAAAAA tournament Monday at Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville.

The Blue Devils had three players — Grant Phillips (76), William Smart (76) and Nathan Montegue (78) — shoot in the 70s to post a six-shot victory over Harrison (317).

The Hoyas also had three players — Will Perkins (78), Matthew Render (79) and John Huffman (79) — break 80. The second-place finish secured Harrison its 28th straight trip to the state tournament.

Walton and Brookwood tied for third at 328, followed by North Paulding (341), Parkview (345), North Cobb (347), Hillgrove (365) and Grayson (366)

Walton’s Matthew Geisler earned medalist honors by shooting an even-par 72. He was followed by North Cobb’s Cooper Tendick (74) and Brookwood’s Will Ranieri (75). Phillips and Smart tied for fourth, Hillgrove’s Cole Hayes (77) tied for sixth, Perkins and Montegue tied for ninth and Render and Huffman tied for 10th.



Walton wins area: The Lady Raiders won the Area 2AAAAAAA tournament by 51 shots with a team score of 242.

They were led by Saanvi Venkatesh, who took home medalist honors, with a 79. Tatum Thompson shot 81, followed by Mac Kaseta at 82 and Kat Euston at 85.

Walton was so dominant that Thompson, Kaseta and Euston finished second, third and fourth, respectively. It was the Lady Raiders’ first area tournament victory since the 2014 season.

Walton will now compete in the state tournament for the 13th year in a row.

Harrison extended its streak of state tournament appearances to 23 with a second-place finish at 293. Dana Melby led the Lady Hoyas with a 93, Haven Blank shot 96 and Abi Roy carded 104.

North Paulding (297) and Brookwood (299) finished third and fourth, respectively.



Mount Paran Christian 3, Mount Bethel Christian 0: Dillion Santana and Ben Moultrie each won 6-0, 6-0 to help the Eagles to an opening-round victory in the Class A Private state playoffs.

The doubles team of Hudson Jervey and Angelo Touma won 6-1, 6-0.

The Eagles will host Holy Innocents’ on Thursday in Round 2.



Mount Paran Christian 3, Mount Pisgah Christian 1: Emma Brogan won 6-0, 6-0 to help lead the Lady Eagles to a victory in the opening round of the Class A Private state tournament.

Emma Bethel won 6-4, 6-1 and the doubles team of Abbie Lee and Caroline Pulley needed three sets to win the third point, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Mount Paran will face George Walton in the second round of the state tournament.

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