After a pair of rainouts the Greenville County High School championship was able to be played at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Tigerville.
Rescheduling the tournament cost the field a pair of county high school teams, but still featured some strong competition for the championship.
Riverside recaptured the county title for the first time since 2012. The Warriors shot a solid 307 total to win the county title by 8-shots.
“We have been playing much better golf lately,” said Riverside golf coach Sam Oates. “Things have just started to click in our recent matches and it continued in this tournament,” he said.
The Warriors were led by Dan Castleberry and Parker McDonald who each shot a 3-over par 75. Andrew Rose added a 78 while Max Butler chipped in with a 79 to round out the four counting scores.
“We got a very solid round from Castleberry and a bit of a surprise from McDonald. When your five man can contribute a score like that (75) you can be in contention,” said Oats.
The defending county champions from Eastside High School finished second 8-shots off the lead. Greenville finished third with Mauldin in fourth and Mann and Blue Ridge finished in a tie for fifth place.
The Greenville County championship was the second win in a few days for Riverside. The Warriors won a 9 hole match with Greenwood and Dorman the day before. Andrew Rose aced the fourth hole with a pitching wedge to help with the win.
Travelers Rest’s Levi Moody continued to play some of the best golf not only in Greenville County, but in the Upstate. The Devildog junior was the only player to finish under par. Moody shot a 1-under par 71 to win the individual title.
Moody finished four shots in front of four golfers who carded three-over 75s. Brady Hope and Charles Howard of Greenville along with Castleberry and McDonald of Riverside all tied for second. Jimmy McCollum of Eastside shot a 4-over 76 to tie Blue Ridge’s Walker Redmon to finish tied for sixth and earn All-County honors.
Region championships are on the schedule for early next week for many teams in the Upstate, The following week will be the Upstate championships and in two weeks teams will be competing for state championships.