The Purple Hurricanes shot a 329 to tie for fifth place, and each golfer carded a score lower than 90.
Joe Sallette shot a 78, making the all-tournament team with the sixth-lowest score. Drew Friedrich, 82; Nick Haynes, 83; Stephen Hopkins, 86; and Andrew Irby, 87, also played well for Cartersville.
Canes coach Tim Graves was expecting maybe a score of 340, which would have been 10 strokes better than what his team shot earlier in the season at the same course.
"We played at the course earlier this year and shot a 350 for a combined score. ... I was expecting to improve off the tournament earlier this year," Graves said. To shoot 329, however, is another thing.
"We hadn't shot that all year," the Cartersville coach added.
The region tournament finish is something that the Canes can build on for the 2012 season.
"They look down and see that [region champion] Dalton [shot] a 311, 312 -- they finished a stroke in front of Murray County. ... Heritage-Catoosa [shot] a 318," Graves said. "The kids are looking down and saying, 'We can play with them next year.' They're already ready for next year's region tournament. ... I think it was a good a thing for them to see that."
The Lady Canes will try to earn one of the region's two qualifying spots today when their region tournament tees off at Indian Trace Golf Course in Chatsworth.