The Boiling Springs Bulldogs retained their grip on high school golf in Spartanburg County by winning their fourth straight County title.
The Bulldogs shot an 18 hole total of 290 to top Gaffney by 10 shots for the championship.
“These kids did a very good job today,” said Bulldog golf coach Josh Pruitt. “We are confident in the way we play and it showed again today,” said the coach.
The Bulldogs were led by Trent Phillips. The two-time AAAA High School champion shot a 5-under par 67 to win medalist honors by three shots.
Nick Willis of Spartanburg Christian Academy shot a 2-under par 70 while Dorman’s Jordan Warnock finished at 1-under par for third place.
Boiling Springs’s Cole Hair and Garrett Cooper of Chesnee tied for fourth place. Jacob Bridgeman of Chapman, Reed Bentley of Byrnes and Nathan Franks of Dorman finished at 73 in a tie for sixth place.
The Bulldogs won their third tournament of the spring. They had previously recorded victories at the Greenville Red Raider tournament, and the Byrnes Rebel Invitational.
The two time defending state champion Bulldogs are having a fine season without their outstanding senior Trevor Phillips. The Georgia recruit suffered a significant knee injury before the season and will not be able to play this spring.
“I think not having Trevor has made all of our golfers play harder,” said Pruitt. “We have a lot of good players who have experience and know what it is like to win and they want to keep it going,” said the coach.
Phillips, a senior, was the oldest and most experienced member of the team. The rest of the squad that plays in most events is made up of all younger players.
Josh Sprouse is an eleventh grader. Trevor’s brother Trent, Harrison Corbin and Cole Hair are all tenth graders. Graham Corbin is a little younger and the youngest Phillips brother Zach is just starting middle school.
“For a young team we have a lot of big time experience against the top competition in the state. We miss Trevor, but we still have an outstanding team that is capable of winning any tournament,” said Pruitt.
Spartanburg County Amateur at Woodfin Ridge Golf Club
Boiling Springs 290
Sptbg Christian 329