SALISBURY — Forbush came up short at the 2A Midwest Men’s Golf Regional Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury May 6.
Keenan Denny shot a 68 to pace South Stokes to a 302-stroke total and a first-place finish. Salisbury was second at 306.
Logan Lineberry shot an 81 to pace the Falcons (334), who finished sixth in the 12-team field — 23 strokes behind third-place West Stokes (311). The top three teams advanced to this week’s state championship.
Wesley Brown and Micah Cranfill each shot 83, while Schuyler Eldridge shot an 87 to round out the scoring for the Falcons.
“I felt like we had a great year,” Forbush Coach Matt Pruitt wrote in an email. “We are coming off three straight conference championships (in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference) so coming in second in the (Western Piedmont Athletic) conference was a disappointment.
“Scoring average-wise this is the best team I have ever had (eight years of coaching golf). In conference play we averaged 160 as a team (that is seven strokes better than we averaged last year as conference champions) and the great thing about that is we are really young.
“For the most part of the year we were starting three freshman, two sophomores, and one senior. Replacing Wesley Brown will be impossible (he is a four-year varsity starter), but if we can get a couple of guys to step up in his absence that will be huge and hopefully we will be able to compete with South Stokes. We did beat South Stokes twice this year out of eight conference matches which is an accomplishment considering South Stokes was the regional champion.”
Lineberry finished third in the conference, while Brown was fourth; and Carson Matthews 12th. All three were named all-conference.
Schuyler Eldridge, who was 18th in the conference, received honorable mention.
Carson Snyder and Cranfill are both freshman and will return next season as will junior Hunter Kimbrell.