High School Golf Blog: Hillgrove, HIES, Rivers playing at high level

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Mountain Brook (Ala.) shot 4-under 572 to win the 36-hole Hardaway Invitational in Columbus.

The top Georgia finishers were Holy Innocents’ at 11-under and Rivers Academy at 13-under. Hillgrove shot 17-under to finish fourth in the 26-team field.

The medalist was David Ford of Rivers Academy, who shot rounds of 67 and 70 to finish at 7-under 134. That was two shots better than Reynolds Lambert of Mountain Brook and five better than Cannon Crane of Holy Innocents’ and Will Morton. Maxwell Ford of Rivers Academy, David’s twin brother, was fifth at 1-under.

Holy Innocents’ also got a 145 from Bailey Means, a 149 from Malcolm Owen and a 151 from Nick Reddy. Hillgrove got a 146 from Connor Hixson, a 147 from Adam Borowski, a 152 from Eric Penland and a 153 from Chase Carlin.

Cobblestone Shootout: Hillgrove used its depth to win the six-team Cobblestone Shootout in Acworth. Hillgrove shot a 301 to score an easy win over Lassiter (325) and Pope (327).

Sharing medalist honors were Luke Martin, Eric Penland and Adam Borowski of Hillgrove with 74s.

Stratford Invitational: Brookstone and First Presbyterian were declared co-champions at the Stratford Invitational hosted by the Idle Hour Club in Macon. The match was declared a tie after two extra holes because of darkness. Luke Dasher of First Presbyterian was medalist with a 70.

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