The Heritage Generals, who finished Monday's round at 310, could only manage a 318 on Tuesday in the final round of the Class AAAA boys' state championship at the University of Georgia course in Athens.
However, the Navy-and-Red would actually improve their position in the team standings as they finished fifth overall with a 628. They defeated Benedictine by one shot and finished two shots ahead of Jefferson.
It was a big day for senior Cain Stover, who followed up a 76 on Monday with a 73 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for sixth place overall at 149. Chandler Burns had rounds of 77 and 81 to finish in a tie for 24th at 158, while Robert Allan Lyle finished at 161 with rounds of 79 and 82.
Samuel Johnson ended his tournament at 167 (78-89), Declan Ryan finished at 170 (88-82), and Carter Bell wrapped up his state championship at 178 (92-86).
North Oconee dominated with rounds of 285 and 300 to finish at 585. Marist was second at 609 (303-306). Perry was third at 617 (309-308), while Columbus was fourth at 624 (319-305).
The Titans also took the top three spots in the individual standings. Luke Koenig finished at 2-over-par 144 with rounds of 69 and 75. Luke Jarvis was 4-over-par 146 with rounds of 70 and 76, while Eli Rogers finished at 5-over-par 147 with rounds of 73 and 74. Two golfers tied at 6-over-par, while Stover was in a four-player group at 7-over-par.
The Heritage girls also enjoyed two solid days on the course in Athens as they placed sixth in the team standings with a 36-hole total of 591.
After a 302 on Monday, the Lady Generals improved by 13 shots in the second round and ended Tuesday with a 289.
Lauren Self carded her second straight 89 and finished the tournament in 12th place at 178. Kendall Harrell rebounded from a 108 in the first round to shoot 98 in the second round. She landed in 25th place at 206, while Maddie Hunt's rounds of 105 and 102 gave her a total of 207 and a share of 26th place individually. Zoe Ha, who did not post a score on Monday, played on Tuesday and shot a 108.
Heritage wasn't the only local team near the top of the leaderboard as Northwest Whitfield finished third with a 531 (263-268) and were only five shots behind Marist's 526 (262-264) for the runner-up spot. North Oconee won the girls' title with a 494 (242-252).
However, it was Northwest Whitfield who claimed the individual title as Region 7-AAAA champion Sara Burger added to her resume with a Class AAAA individual state championship.
Burger followed up a 75 on Monday with a 72 on Tuesday and ended the tournament at 3-over-par 147, defeating North Oconee's Madi Chappell by six shots. Chappell had rounds of 75 and 78 to finish at 9-over-par 153. Another Lady Bruin, Audrey Holder shot 80 and 82 to place sixth at 162.