The 2013 DeKalb County Golf Championships are set for the Mystery Valley Golf Club on Monday, April 1 beginning at 8 a.m.
The Dunwoody Wildcats are the four-time defending champions on the boys' side and have won five titles under Coach Doug Friedlander since the tournament was re-instated in 2005. The tournament was washed out by bad weather in 2008.
Dunwoody returns four of its top six players from the 2012 tournament victory including senior Ryan Elmore who has captured the medalist honors three consecutive years (2010-12). The Wildcats set the low team score in 2012 with a combined 310 tally in taking their fourth consecutive title
(2009-2012) with Elmore's 73 leading the way.
The 2012 runner-up junior Raul Oviedo shot a 75 at Mystery Valley as a sophomore and sophomore Peter Trask was third with score of 80 as the Wildcats swept the top three spots. Sophomore Corey Sullivan shot an even 100 as freshman for Dunwoody.
Lakeside was the runner-up to Dunwoody in 2012 and return seniors Peter Pappas (80, 4th), Austin Bowman (89, tie 10th), John Choate (91, 15th) and Andrew Perry (96, 19th) to challenge the Wildcats.
The Lakeside Lady Vikings are the returning girls' champions having won four of the seven championships played since 2005. Coach Robert Bokelman's squad shot a team score of 216 to get past Arabia Mountain (225) for the title in 2012.
Lakeside returns two of its three tournament qualifiers from a year ago in senior Caroline Malone and sophomore Mackenzie Bowman. Seana Deas returns for Arabia Mountain in 2013.
Two-time champion Sarah Karanga, a Columbia senior, returns to defend her 2012 crown she took with a round of 86 on her way to sixth place finish in the Class AAA state tournament. Karanga also won the county championship as a freshman in 2010.
DeKalb Co. Schools