Boiling Springs goes for fourth straight state championship.
It was a case of round up the usual suspects at the South Carolina AAAAA championship being played at Wescott Plantation in Summerville.
The three time defending state big school champions from Boiling Springs got off to a fast start and a big lead in round one.
The Bulldogs followed up with a solid second round and hold a 12 shot lead over Gaffney going into the final round on Tuesday.
Trent Phillips, the best junior golfer in South Carolina shot a 7-under par 65 in the first round.
He was under par in the second round with a 71 to stand at 8-under par for the first 36 holes.
Hillcrest’s Colby Patton is in a second place tie. The future Clemson golfer shot rounds of 70 and 76 to be at 2-over par and 10 shots off the pace set by Phillips.
He is joined in second place by Zach Gordon of Gaffney who shot identical rounds of 73 to also be at 2-over the par for the first two rounds.
Boiling Springs and Gaffney are followed by Wando at 32-over par. Dorman is fourth at +33 with Lexington at +37 and Byrnes at +44.
Wren leads AAAA Championship
The Wren Hurricanes lead a tightly packed leader board after the first round of the South Carolina AAAA championship being played at Port Royal on Hilton Head Island.
The Hurricanes shot a 298 total to have a two shot lead over Hartsville and three shots over perennial power A.C. Flora of Columbia.
Myrtle Beach is at 302 and Lancaster at 303 mean five teams are within 5 shots of the lead going into the final round on Tuesday.
Individually Haden Griggs of Myrtle Beach shot a 7-under 65 to hold a 3-shot lead over Jack Parrott of Flora.
Brandon Masters led the Wren team with a 73.
Waccamaw leads AAA Championship
The defending state champions from Waccamaw hold a 19 shot lead over Gilbert after the first round of the AAA tournament being played at True Blue Golf Club on Pawleys Island.
The Warriors won the AA title last year, but the school was moved up to AAA as part of the reclassification this year.
Emerald, Pendleton and Palmetto from the Upstate are third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Defending AAA individual champion Jacob Bridgeman from Chapman is one shot off the pace going into the final round.
Bridgeman shot a 2-under par 70 to trail Brandon McBride of May River who was one shot better with a 3-under par 69.
Pendleton’s Colt Martin is in the hunt after shooting a 1-under 71 in the opening round.
Ninety Six and May lead AA Championship
On the strength of an outstanding six-under par round of 66 by James May the Ninety Six Wildcats hold the lead in the AA championship. The tournament is being played at Mount Vintage in North Augusta.
May leads the individual tournament by five shots over two golfers. Ben Loudermilk of St. Joseph’s and Chad Carter of Fox Creek each shot a 1-under par 71.
A pair of Christ Church golfers with the same last name are tied for fourth Rafe and Harry Reynolds each shot an even par round of 72.
Golfstat did not produce team standings for the tournament, but the best information we have received shows Ninety Six at 8-over par. St Joseph’s and Fox Creek are tied for second place at 12-over par. Christ Church is fourth at 19-over par.