Lakewood High School’s star golfer and long-ball hitter, Griffin Faircloth, has decided where he will play his first two seasons of college golf.
The former Player of the Year in the conference, Faircloth has decided to head down to Wilmington and play golf at Cape Fear Community College for the first two seasons of his eligibility.
His hopes are to attend CFCC, continue to get better at his game, and to stay on top of his studies.
The Lakewood soon-to-be alum loved the connection he had with CFCC from the start, and said he quickly knew he wanted to start his career there and hone his skills.
“Cape Fear Community College was just the perfect fit for me,” he said. “The moment I stepped foot on the campus, I knew it was the place I wanted to be. Coach Stewart is an amazing Coach, and I have so much respect for him. As soon as I met him, as soon as I saw the campus, it felt right. It is the place for me right now.”
Faircloth hopes to transfer to UNCW and continue his major in business administration, as well as his collegiate golfing career.
This season, Faircloth is off to a good start in Carolina 1A Conference play. He has shot scores of 73, 76, and 78, respectively in his first 3 matches of the year. He still feels he can get better.
“I need to continue to work on my putting,” he said. “Any golfer knows that that is the most important part of the game, so I just need to continue to work hard and get my putting where it needs to be. It’s a good start to the season, but I feel like I can play better too.”
Faircloth and the Leopards are off for the Easter Break this week, and won’t get back into action as far as matches are concerned until next week. He has high hopes for the remainder of the year, including playing in and competing for titles at the Regional and State Championships later this Spring.
Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585