Friday, June 28, 2013
Player of the Year
JOHN BRYANT | Galax | Senior
BRYANT won the rain-shortened VHSL Group A tournament at Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap with a 3-under-par score of 104 for 27 holes. He became the third member of his family to win a Group A title. Bryant's father, Doug, was a state champion in 1975 and '77; and his brother, Sam, won for Galax in 2005. Bryant finished second in Region C after winning the Mountain Empire District crown. He set a tournament record with a 3-under-par 69 in winning the Draper Valley Prep Classic. Bryant will attend the University of Georgia.
NICK BREDIGER | CAVE SPRING | Senior
Tied for eighth in Group AA. ... Placed third in Region IV and tied for ninth in the River Ridge District. ... Placed second in the Metro and tied for 10th in the Heritage Invitational. ... Won River Ridge regular-season title. ... Signed with Radford.
GUNAR FRAZIER | GILES | Senior
Finished second in the Group A tournament in Big Stone Gap after an even-par 71 on the second day. ... Placed fourth in Region C with 1-over-par 73. ... Won the Three Rivers District championship. ... Was fourth in the season-opening Draper Invitational.
RYAN MONDY | BLACKSBURG | Senior
Shot a second-round 67 at Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg to win Group AA title by one stroke with two-day total of 145. ... Placed fourth in Region IV and tied for second in the River Ridge District. ... Finished third in the Metro. ... Signed with Virginia Tech.
JUSTIN NICHOLS | LORD BOTETOURT | Senior
Tied for 4th in Group AA with two-day score of 147. ... Placed fourth in Region III. ... Won Blue Ridge District tournament. ... Had low stroke average in Blue Ridge regular season but missed one match and was not eligible for title.
KOREY WATTS | JAMES RIVER | Senior
Nearly had an unbeaten season until placing fifth in the rain-shortened Group A tournament. ... Won Region C title with 69 at Draper Valley. ... Won Pioneer District title after claiming Heritage and Metro invitationals. ... Signed with Radford.
ANDREW BUTTS | SALEM | Senior
AMANDA HOLLANDSWORTH | FLOYD COUNTY | Junior
DREW LAGAN | CAVE SPRING | Junior
TY OLINGER | BLACKSBURG | Sophomore
GARRETT SWEENEY | SALEM | Senior
KORY WILSON | GILES | Senior
BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR
THAD SNYDER | SALEM
Snyder led Salem to the Group AA championship after the Spartans placed second in the River Ridge District and Region IV tournaments. Salem won the title by 25 strokes.