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The Prince Avenue Christian School boys golf team made history in the spring.

The Wolverines won the Class A-Private state championship, marking the first title victory for the program.

Parker Houck finished among the top of the leader board, helping lead Prince Avenue to victory. Houck placed fifth out of more than 60 golfers.

While competing in the event, Houck said he just focused on being a team player.

“What really helped me was not really trying to play for myself but rather playing good for the team,” Houck said. “I think that helped me and drove me a lot more to try and do better.”

During the first day of action, Houck shot a 71. He kept the score right there on day two, totaling 142. That placed him fifth in the field.

Houck’s placement gave Prince Avenue two golfers in the top five. Will Baker tied for third.

The Wolverines were the only Class A-Private boys team to have more than one golfer in the top five of the field.

As a team, Prince Avenue totaled 598, edging out Brookstone and Savannah Country Day by two strokes.

“We had a really good year all year,” Houck said, detailing why he anticipated a strong finish by his team. “We knew going into that we had already beaten the second-best team there at region, so we knew that if we played good then we could do it again.”

Houck did not stop playing when the season ended.

Over the summer, he competed in tournaments held in Valdosta and St. Simons. He placed fifth during the St. Simons competition.

Houck, who will be a senior next season, has his sights set on winning the state title again in 2022.

“Another state championship would be really nice,” he said. “We all know that we can do it. It would be pretty cool if we could do that again.”

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