The Boiling Springs Bulldogs took the first step towards a possible fifth straight championship by winning the Region III AAAAA championship at Cherokee National.
The Bulldogs topped Gaffney by six shots to win the title and advance to the Upper State finals next Monday at Fox Run Country Club.
The Bulldogs shot a two round total of 588 to the Indians 594.
Future USC golfer Harrison Corbin won the individual title after shooting rounds of 66 and 70 for a 136 total.
“I played better in the morning round, but I did okay in the afternoon,” said the region champion. “This is a good way to get ready for the Upper State,” said Corbin.
Gaffney’s Zack Gordon finished in second place two shots behind Corbin and one shot in front of the Bulldogs Trent Phillips.
The top four teams from the region advance to the Upper State tournament. Dorman, Byrnes and Spartanburg were bunched up after the first round and needed the second round of the day to produce the other two qualifiers.
Dorman shot a two round total of 631 to earn one of the qualifying spots in the Upper State. Byrnes edged out Spartanburg for the final spot.
Drew Harrill earned the opportunity to play in the Upper State tournament by being the player with the lowest score not on one of the teams advancing.
Boiling Springs placed three golfers on the All-Region team as Corbin, Trent Phillips and Zack Phillips made the team. Gaffney’s Gordon and Seth Taylor were joined by Dorman’s Nathan Franks, Byrnes’ Will Brooks and Spartanburg’s Harrill.