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Yes she did — Northern’s Spicer tops the boys

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 08:35 PM

Durham Academy won the team title for the second straight year at the 16th annual Durham High School Invitational at Treyburn Country Club on Wednesday but Northern’s Sarah Spicer shot a three-over par 75 to beat the boys for medalist honors.

“I think I was striking the ball really well and I was really comfortable with this being my home course,” Spicer said. “I have all my distances down so it was a comfortable round all the way around.

“It feels really good because it is such a great field. It was fun to beat all the boys.”

She edged teammate Michael Wicker by two strokes under conditions that were challenging.

“I just wanted to put up a solid score and help the team,” Spicer said. “There was a lot of wind today.”

Durham Academy was led by Dylan Lukes, who finished with a 78, which was six-over.

The Cavaliers put together a very good team effort that saw their four scoring individuals all within two strokes of each other. Following Lukes were Allen Smith (79), Garrett Massengill (79), Quade Lukes (80) and Will Beischer (88).

Durham Academy coach Greg Murray said the depth of his team was the difference in beating Northern, which posted a 325 team score to finish nine strokes back.

“Our five guy (Massengill) came through for us,” Murray said. “Our No. 3 was going along well and then had a couple of bad breaks. It was a difficult golf course and the scores were higher than they wanted but they were good enough to win today.”

Dylan Lukes said winning the tournament again was a nice accomplishment for Durham Academy.

“It’s nice to get the win again,” Lukes said. “It’s a great tournament. We didn’t play our best today but it was still good to pull out the win. It’s satisfying.”

Beischer said the course conditions were tough.

“It hurt our team results but I am happy with the team win,” Beischer said. “It was really windy and it was swirling. It made it unpredictable.”

Northern finished second with a 325 team total. After Sarah Spicer (75) and Wicker (77) were Jessica Spicer (83) and Jacob Johnson (90).

Riverside finished third with a 343 total. Campbell Rand shot an 81 to lead the Pirates.

Trinity (Durham) finished at 359 and were led by Josh Bryan with an 80.

Jordan had a 384 and was led by Park Seaman with a 91.

Science and Math finished at 404 and was led by Chase Yuan with a 94.