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The Christ Presbyterian Academy boys golf team pulled away during Wednesday’s final round of the Class A-AA State Tournament, capturing the program’s second state title in three seasons.

The Lions finished 11 strokes better than Knoxville Catholic, which was within a stroke after Tuesday’s play.

“We just try to treat it like any other round of golf and have fun,” CPA’s  A.Jacks Green said.

CPA’s Luke Zieman shot an even-par 144 to tie for fourth individually, and Green shot a 145 to tie for sixth.

“When I heard we had a nine-shot lead at the turn, there was a little bit of relief,” Zieman said. “But we couldn’t let up.”

It was the program’s third state title, also winning in 2008 and 2014.

“It’s extremely fulfilling,” said Zieman, a Vanderbilt commitment. “All the hard work pays off. The year before, we came up short (runner-up to Christian Academy of Knoxville). “To know our hard work pays off is heartwarming.”

Macon County was 27 strokes back in third place, and Houston County placed sixth.

Goodpasture’s Jay Fox – an Austin Peay commitment – shot a 143 and tied for second behind champion Kyle Cottam, a Clemson commitment for Knoxville Catholic who finished at 6-under 138.

Greenbrier sophomore Jeffrey Hooper (149) finished in a three-way tie for 10th.

Christian Academy of Knoxville repeated as the girls champion, finishing 24 strokes better than South Gibson and 27 in front of third-place CPA.

CPA’S Stout Finishes Third

CAK’s Caroline Cavin, a Western Kentucky commitment, won the girls title with 7-over 151. CPA’s Siarra Stout, a Charlotte commitment and the defending champion, was third at 155.

Lions Win State Title in Boys​' Golf