The Rolesville High School Men’s Golf Team finished its second season in the Greater Neuse River Conference by placing 3rd. This means they became the first team in any sport in the school’s short history to earn a team berth in the 4A regional round of the North Carolina State Golf Championships.
The golf team improved from last season’s 6th place. It was a total team effort to reach the regional round. The team produced 3 all-conference and 6 academic all-conference golfers. The 3 all-conference golfers are Blake McShea, Peyton Windley and Justin Poole, who are also academic all-conference. The other 3 golfers who were named academic all-conference are Ryan Moss, who also earned the Conference Sportsmanship Award, Ben Bullock and Reid Bowens. One other member of the team that helped reach 3rd place in the conference was Evan Bunn.
“This was a great team accomplishment,” said Head Golf Coach Greg Kozar. “I’m very proud of all the boys on our team and of this team’s finish in the conference. With 2 freshman, 4 sophomores and 1 junior making up our team, I expect our team to move even high in the conference next year.”
The team also played in the 4A-Mideast regional tournament held at Raleigh Country Club on Tuesday, May 5. Blake McShea shot a 74 at the Mideast regional tournament and finished 2nd as an individual and 4th overall from a field of 72 golfers. With Blake’s finish of 2nd, he now moves on to the state finials at Pinehurst #2 on Monday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 12. Blake becomes Rolesville High School’s first state finalist in any sport.
The three conferences that make up the 4A Mideast regional are The Greater Neuse River, CAP-8 and Southwest Wake.