Golf in Stokes County in both the Northwest 1A and Western Piedmont Athletic 2A Conferences proved to be competitive this season. The Stokes News along with area high school coaches selected the 2018 golf all-county team.
West Stokes Ryan Hunter finished eighth in the conference tournament and was the only Wildcat player to be named WPAC all-conference. He had three top five finishes during the regular season and shot an 83 at the 2A Midwest regionals in April, missing the state tournament by only three strokes.
Kyle McCloud and Andrew Westmoreland were both honorable mention in the 2A conference. McCloud placed 13th in the WPAC tournament and Westmoreland 14th. Both competed at regionals and just missed making the state tournament. Westmoreland scored an 81, while McCloud tallied an 84 on the 18-hole course.
South Stokes Justus Moorefield averaged a 40 on the season and achieved Northwest all-conference honors. In his best match of the season, he finished first place at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy. He qualified for the Midwest 1A regional and logged an 88.
Northwest all-conference golfer Seth Bibey from South averaged a 41 on the season and finished with multiple second place accomplishments. He shot an 83 at regionals and came up just short of a state qualification.
North Stokes senior Weston Fulp averaged a 44 throughout the season. He tallied a 39 at Hemlock Golf Club during a conference meet and placed second, his highest finish of the year. He made Northwest all-conference and missed an opportunity of qualifying for regionals when the conference tournament was canceled.
The Wildcats placed third in the WPAC and will return a core of golfers to their lineup next season including McCloud. The Sauras battled East Surry and Mount Airy, both team state qualifiers, and finished third in the Northwest. South will return Bibey and Moorefield.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.