Levi Moody from Travelers Rest shot a 6-under par 66 to claim his second straight Greenville County High School Championship.
The future Wofford golfer birdied the four par-5’s at Holly Tree and had only one bogey in his round.
“I had some very good wedge play today,” said Moody. “I didn’t make any long putts. I was just hitting it close with my wedges and made a lot of short putts,” he said.
Last year the Travelers Rest golfer won the individual title, but not all the teams in the county could play in the tournament. Weather problems kept some teams from playing on the rescheduled date.
“I liked winning last year, but this year is better. There were about 10 players in the tournament this year that could have won so finishing in front of them makes this a better win than last year,” said Moody.
The Devil Dog senior has won two tournaments this year and shot 66 in each event. Moody won the season opening tournament at Furman.
Christ Church won the team title with a 597 total to finish in front of runner-up Riverside for the county team title.
“We played pretty well and have played good golf all season, so far,” said Kristen Rooke, the Christ Church head coach. “We have won all our matches, but this is our best win this year,” she said.
The Cavaliers were led by the youngest player on the team. Walker Jennings shot a 2-under par 70 to finish as the runner-up and make the All-County team.
“It is great to walk away from a tournament with a win and that is something positive. We still have a lot of work to do before the playoffs,” said the Cavaliers coach.
Besides Jennning’s the Cavaliers had three other players shoot scores in the 70s. Harry Reynolds shot a 73, Rafe Reynolds carded a 76 and Jack Wofford had a 78 with Jay Lowder rounding out the winning team.
Riverside came into the County tournament with a tournament title at Emerald and good showings in other matches.
“We have shot 305 and 307 in tournaments, but a 301 total is the best we have done this year,” said Riverside head coach Sam Oates. Last year we missed going to the playoffs by one stroke and that is on our team’s mind and they want to make sure it does not happen again,” he said.
The All-County team included Moody (66) and Jennings (70). Ian Falconer (71) from Mann, Connor Fahey (72) and Jimmy McCollom (72) from Eastside, Max Butler (72) from Riverside and Ben Loudermilk (72) of St. Joseph’s also were named to the All-County team.
1) Christ Church 297, 2) Riverside 301, 3) Greenville 304, 4) St. Joseph’s 305, 5) tie, Mauldin & Eastside 306, 7) Blue Ridge 310, 8) Wade Hampton 317, 9) Southside Christian 323, 10) Travelers Rest 325, 11) Mann 329, 12) Woodmont 332, 13) Hillcrest 334, 14) Greer 366, 15) Berea 416.