Heaton, Komyati claim individual golf state championships

Bayside Academy boys win team title, Spanish Fort teams both finish fourth

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 5/12/22

Bayshore Christian School’s Michael Heaton (Class 1-2A) and Bayside Academy’s Cole Komyati (Class 3A) claimed individual state titles at the AHSAA golf championships in Owens Cross Roads earlier this week.

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Heaton, Komyati claim individual golf state championships

Bayside Academy boys win team title, Spanish Fort teams both finish fourth

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Bayshore Christian School’s Michael Heaton (Class 1-2A) and Bayside Academy’s Cole Komyati (Class 3A) claimed individual state titles at the AHSAA golf championships in Owens Cross Roads last week.

Both finished their two-day rounds at one-under-par after 143 strokes. Heaton used a 68-stroke first round and a 75-stroke second round to establish an 11-stroke lead over the second-place finisher. Komyati recorded a first-round score of 74 and followed it up with a second-round score of 69 for a nine-stroke lead over the second-place finisher.

Bayside and Spanish Fort had both its boys’ and girls’ teams qualify for the state competition. The Admirals won the team title while the Lady Admirals finished third and both Toro squads took fourth.


Luke Ferguson (152, tied for 3rd) and Jack Hicks (168, 8th) registered top-10 finishes to help Bayside Academy claim the team championship. For the Lady Admirals, Causey Thompson led the way and returned with a bronze medal after a two-day total of 157 strokes.

Spanish Fort was led by Jackson Spybey (155, tied for 13th) and Miles Jackson (157, 17th) and the Lady Toros had the tone set by Ashlynd Madden (160, 9th) and Katie Hallmark (170, tied for 11th).

In addition, Daphne and Fairhope each had an individual female qualifier and both finished in the top 15 of Class 7A. Daphne’s Ella Kate Hewes finished 11th with a two-day total of 156 and Fairhope’s Addie Spears registered a tie for 14th place after she recorded a 160-stroke two-day total.

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