Crowe wins at Southern Oaks

Crowe Drive fbTrace Crowe of Hilton Head Christian fired rounds of 68 and 71 for a two day total of 139 and a three shot victory over first round leader J.B. Bartolomucci.

The Easley native now plays for the team at Hilton Head after beginning his high school career at Easley High School.

“It was fun coming back to the Upstate to play and to see a lot of friends,” said Crowe. “I got a chance to play with a lot of the guys I played with growing up,” he said.

Crowe, the future Auburn golfer, trailed his teammate by three shots after the first round. Bartolomucci had the low score of the tournament with an opening round 65.

HIlton Head Christian competes against public schools in tournament play during the year. At the end of the season the team will compete for the SCISA Class AA title.

Easley finished second in the tournament after shooting a second round 296. The host team from Wren finished third with Lexington in fourth and J.L. Mann in fifth.

“Our finish gives me hope,” said Dave Giffin, the Easley golf coach. “We didn’t play well at the beginning of the season, but todays round lets me believe the things we have been working on are starting to take hold,” he added.

Jonathan Phillips of Hilton Head Christian finished in third place.

There was a five way tie for fourth place at 147. Matt Carter of Easley, John Lewis Parker of Greenwood, Sawyer Mills of Wren, Jacob Bridgeman of Chapman and Logan Kennedy of Greenville all made the All-Tournament team.

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