CARROLLTON — The Buford boys turned in a record-setting round Tuesday during the second day of action at the Class AAAAA state golf tournament at Sunset Hill Golf Club.
Led by Jackson Buchanan’s round of 5-under par 67, the Wolves posted a team score of 301 — the fourth-best score among the 12 teams for the day, and 18 shots better than Monday’s first round — good for a Buford school record, and placing them sixth overall over the 36-hole, two-day event with a score of 620.
Meanwhile, Buford’s girls also had a double-digit improvement from their first round during Tuesday’s final round, also at Sunset Hills.
Kamryn Roberts shot 89 to lead a team round of 278, leaving the Wolves in seventh place overall with a 36-hole score of 571.
“I’m really proud of the way both teams competed (Tuesday),” Buford coach Justin Johnson said. “The goal for the day was to be better than (Monday), and our girls improved by (15) shots, while our boys set a school record and had improved by 18 this overall.
“I thought we shoed tremendous mental toughness, and I’m proud of the way we represented Buford this week.”
Buchanan’s round Tuesday added to Monday’s round of 77 left him sixth in the individual standings with an 2-over par 144.
Two other Wolves broke 80 on Tuesday, with Nick Allison shooting 75 and Walt Smith following closely behind at 76. Spenser Sutherland also scored for Buford with an 83.
For the girls, Roberts’ 89 came after a first-round score of 87 Monday that left her tied for 10th individually at 176. Also scoring for the Wolves Tuesday were Natalie Cranney with a 93 and Toni Telenta at 96.