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Herring finishes 2nd in TYGA State Championship

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BUIES CREEK —The leader after the opening round, Wilson 13-year-old Jake Herring settled for a runner-up finish in the Boys Division in last weekend’s eighth Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) State Championship, hosted by Keith Hills Golf Club.

Herring, a freshman at Fike High, posted rounds of 70-76—146 over the par-72, 6,625-yard layout to finish two shots behind Joey Pritchard of Whispering Pines. Pritchard fired a 72-72—144.

With his 70, Herring owned a two-shot lead after the opening round. With his opening 72, Pritchard was among three players deadlocked for second place.

But after nine holes the final round, Pritchard owned a one-shot lead with a 37. However, Herring reclaimed the lead when Pritchard bogeyed No. 10 and Herring birdied No. 11.

Pritchard’s birdie on the par-5, No. 14 and Herring’s bogey on No. 15 staked Pritchard to a one-shot lead with three holes remaining. Pritchard sealed the championship with a birdie at No. 18.

In the Girls Division, Haeley Wotnosky of Wake Forest opened with a 37-33—70 and proceeded to a five-shot victory at 70-74—144.

Herring, one of the youngest entrants in the 66-player field, captured the Carolina Golf Association’s North Carolina Boys 13-Under Championship earlier in the summer.

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