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Jonesboro dominates at county tournament

By Anthony Rhoads

Jonesboro domination of the Clayton County Golf Tournament continues.

The Jonesboro boys and girls swept the county tournament held Tuesday at The Links Golf Club.

It was the Jonesboro boys' third straight county championship.

"I think it's tradition," Jonesboro head coach Paul Roth said. "Jonesboro has a strong commitment to golf from the kids. For these guys, golf it not seasonal, it's 12 months out of the year. This is a just a reward for their work ethics."

Senior Chris Wilson won his second straight individual county title for Jonesboro by shooting a 73.

"I'm happy," he said. "I started out rough but was able to come back at the end. (As a team) this was the best score we've had in the four years I've been here. We want to carry that over into the region and hopefully, we'll be good enough to make state."

Jonesboro won the team title by posting a score of 334. Lovejoy came in second with a 409 and Morrow was third with a 454.

"I've been coaching 32 years but these guys here (at Jonesboro) I wouldn't mind having any of these guys for a son. It's the same with the girls; I wouldn't mind having any of them for a daughter. They are exceptional people."

The Jonesboro girls edged out Mundy's Mill by one stroke to win the girls' championship. Jonesboro finished at 89 and Mundy's Mill scored a 90.

Mundy's Mill's Vernetta Harris won the individual title in dramatic fashion. Harris and Jonesboro's Sarah Finley were tied at 43 after their match and the individual championship had to be settled in a playoff.

The girls tied after the first two playoff holes but Harris won with a birdie on the third hole, beating Finley by a stroke.