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Bryant advances to states

Cumberland County High School’s varsity golf team placed fourth in a seven-team field Monday at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 1 Region B Tournament, with Dukes junior Thomas “Tad” Bryant III qualifying to play in the state tourney.

The Dukes recorded an 18-hole team score of 396 on Monday at The Manor Golf Club. Central Lunenburg High School won the regional championship with a score of 324 that was 44 strokes ahead of runner-up William Campbell High School. Riverheads High School was third with a 377.

Cumberland Head Coach Monroe Preston noted that Bryant’s individual score of 86 led the Dukes.

The top two teams in the tournament and the top three individual golfers in the tournament not on those teams qualified to play in the state tourney, and Bryant made it as an individual.

The VHSL Class 1 State Tournament will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech in Radford.