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Tide’s bid to repeat in Group A golf falls short

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Galax cut 10 strokes off of its first-day score but it wasn’t enough to overcome Giles.

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MIDLOTHIAN -- Galax put forth great effort in trying to defend its 2008 Group A golf championship but fell just short at Independence Golf Club on Tuesday. The Maroon Tide shot a second-round 313 to put the pressure on Giles, but the Spartans held on for their first team championship since 2002 with a score of 622, followed by Galax (636) in second and Chatham (643) in third. Radford High School sophomore Zeke Shaffer won the individual championship with a two-day score of 1-under 143, five strokes ahead of James River freshman Korey Watts, who finished in second place.


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