Dunwoody’s Marcus Byrd and Arabia Mountain’s Mariah Kuranga swung the clubs well in posting Top 10 finishes at the recent GHSA State Golf Tournaments.
Byrd shot an even par 71 to finish in a tie for sixth in the individual standings and helping the Wildcats to an 11th place finish in the Class 5A State Golf Championship.
Kuranga came in a tie for seventh with a 9-over par 81 in the Class 4A girls’ tournament. Kuranga is the two-time DeKalb County Championships girls’ low medalist.
The Wildcats had a pair of golfers join Byrd in shooting in the 70s as they compiled a team score of 306. Davis Brainard (tied for 40th) shot a 5-over par 76 and Tim Trembath (tied for 50th) put up a 7-over par 78.
The other scorers for Dunwoody included Corey Sullivan tied for 71st (81), Peter Trask tied for 77th (82) and Will Benston tied for 84th (84).
The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats finished in a tie for 15 in the Class 5A Girls’ State Championship Tournament with a team total of 309. Olivia Vergura led the way for Dunwoody with a 95 to tie for 41st in the individual standings with Lauren Callahan two strokes behind in a tie for 47th with a 97.
Cassidy Hope (117) tied for 64th and Emily Feldewerth finished 66th with her 118.
Two individual players from DeKalb played in the Class 6A Boys’ State Championship Tournament. Lakeside’s Tony Bryant finished with an 88 to tie for 77th overall and Tucker’s Donald Miller came in a tie for 87th with a round of 91.
Arabia Mountain’s Noah Kuranga had to withdraw from the Class 4A Boys’ State Championship Tournament due to an injury. Kuranga was the DeKalb County Championships runner-up after falling in a two hole playoff to Dunwoody’s Peter Trask.
DEKALB CO. STATE GOLF RESULTS
T77. Tony Bryant, Lakeside, 88
T87. Donald Miller, Tucker, 91
11. DUNWOODY 306
T6. Marcus Byrd, Dunwoody, 71 (E)
T40. Davis Brainard, Dunwoody, 76 (+5)
T50. Tim Trembath, Dunwoody, 78, (+7)
T71. Corey Sullivan, Dunwoody, 81 (+10)
T77. Peter Trask, Dunwoody, 82 (+11)
T84. Will Benston, Dunwoody, 84 (+13)
T15. Dunwoody 309
T41. Olivia Vergura, Dunwoody, 95 (+23)
T47. Lauren Callahan, Dunwoody, 97 (+25)
T64. Cassidy Hope, Dunwoody, 117 (+35)
66. Emily Feldewerth, Dunwoody, 118 (+36)
Noah Kuranga, Arabia Mountain (withdrew due to injury)
T7. Mariah Kuranga, Arabia Mountain, 81 (+