PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils golf third after day one

The Newton-Conover golf team stands in third place after the first day of the 2A state golf tournament at Long Leaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.

The Red Devils, the 2012 CVAC champions, carded a team score of 310, seven strokes behind North Lincoln for second place and 20 strokes behind tournament-leading Salisbury.

Individually, four county golfers are inside the top 10, including Alex Hefner, who is tied for third place after shooting a 71. He is one stroke off the lead.

Maiden’s Thomas Lilly shot a 73 and is tied for fifth place.

Bunker Hill’s Tyler Lail is one stroke back of Lilly in a tie for eighth.

Newton-Conover’s Lee Mitchell is five strokes off the lead after carding a 75.

Individual standings
T-1. Taylor Coalson, North Surry 70
T-1. Alex Nianouris, Salisbury 70
T-3. Alex Hefner, Newton-Conover 71
T-3. Miller Capps, North Lincoln 71
5. Festus Turlington, Clinton 72
T-6. Clark Alcorn, Salisbury 73
T-6. Eric Edwards, Salisbury 73
T-6. Thomas Lilly, Maiden 73
T-9. Tyler Lail, Bunker Hill 74
T-9. Alex Lee, Bunker Hill 74
T-11. Lee Mitchell, Newton-Conover 75

Team scores
1. Salisbury, 290
2. North Lincoln, 303
3. Newton-Conover, 310