Classic kickoff

Thirty-six prep golfers from all around Western North Carolina, including Hickory’s Peter Harrill, above, competed Monday at Rock Barn Golf & Spa’s Jackson Course for a chance to win the Ninth Annual Greater Hickory High School Classic. Harrill is shown here trying to knock his golf ball out of a bunker on the 17th hole. He finished the event tied for eighth place with Hibriten’s Colton Tucker. For complete results from the event and comments from the top finishers, check out Sports on page 10.