Augusta schools do well
The Georgia Independent Schools Association released its athletic achievement award totals recently, with Augusta Preparatory Day and Augusta Christian Schools finishing respectably.
Augusta Prep, bolstered by strong performances from the golf and tennis teams, finished third in AAA, GISA's highest classification.
The Cavaliers finished with 56 points, one shy of second-place Mount de Sales. First Presbyterian of Macon walked away with the title, accumulating 86 points.
"I am ecstatic with the athletic performances during the 2003-2004 school year," said Prep Athletic Director Tom Holodak. "We simply had a great year."
Augusta Christian finished with 39 points, led by state titles in girls track and girls cross country. The Lions finished ninth in the state. Class AAA has 25 teams.
Westminster of Augusta finished with 19 points.
Restaurant tourney begins
The Restaurants of Augusta Golf Tournament was scheduled to be held today at Jones Creek Golf Club.
The inaugural tournament, designed to benefit the Jenny Clark Scholarship Fund, features about 26 teams.
"We are really excited about the tournament and we think it will be a blast," tournament founder Tom Clark said prior to the festivities. "People say these things take a couple of years to become big so I'm also excited about the future of the tournament."
Participants were treated to catered food from Fatz Cafe.
The event closes later tonight with a free concert featuring the Pat Blanchard Band and the Swinging Medallions at the Augusta Commons.
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