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April 21, 2014

Boys golf: Gardendale wins county title, Garrett Johnson shoots 65 for Mortimer Jordan

PINSON — Gardendale's boys golf team has won yet another Jefferson County Schools Championship, shooting a team score of 334 (46-over) at Cumberland Lakes Golf Course.

But the score that turned lots of heads was the one carded by Mortimer Jordan's Garrett Johnson, who breezed through the course with a 7-under 65. He was the individual medalist, a full 12 strokes clear of runner-up Michael Sandling of the Rockets.

"I told my guys we would need to shoot a 330 or better to beat his team," Gardendale coach Ryan Griffin said. "It's a good thing I was wrong."

Unfortunately for Johnson, his teammates weren't able to help him out, and the Blue Devils finished in third place with a 347 (59-over). Pinson Valley was second with a 54-over 342.

On the individual leaderboard, Dalton O'Rear of Clay-Chalkville was third with a 79, one shot behind Sandling. Connor Sullivan of the Indians and Tyler Simons tied for fourth with 82.

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