Gaffney leads Boiling Springs at AAAAA Championship
It is no surprise that Trent Phillips has the individual lead at the South Carolina AAAAA championship being played at the Country Club of South Carolina near Florence.
The defending champion shot a 7-under par 65 to hold a one shot lead over Gaffney’s Zack Gordon and Seth Taylor who each carded 66s.
The surprise at the end of the first round is that Gaffney has a 6-shot lead over the defending champions from Boiling Springs.
The Indians have been chasing the Bulldogs for the last three years. Each school has had pretty much the same team and Boiling Springs has been able to hold off Gaffney.
Last year the Indians looked to break the Bulldogs lock on the state championship, but a third round rally by Boiling Springs gave the Bulldogs another championship.
This year the AAAAA title has gotten in line with the other classifications. Instead of playing a 54 hole tournament the state championship will be decided in 36 holes
Dillon Hite of is in fourth place at 3-under par 69, while Harrison Corbin from Boiling Springs is alone in fifth place standing at 2-under par 70.
The top-5 teams are 1) Gaffney -8, 280, 2) Boiling Springs -2, 286, 3) Wando +4, 292, 4) Rock Hill +5, 293, 5) Lexington +14, 302.
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Christ Church leads AA-A Championship
The scores might be a little closer, but the same team is on top once again. Christ Church has an 8-shot lead over Chesnee after the first round of the AA-A Championship.
Chesnee which won the Region title last week has a 21-shot lead over third place Fox Creek with Ninety Six and Southside rounding out the top five.
Christ Church golfer Rafe Reynolds has the individual lead after shooting a 4-under par 68. The Cavalier golfer has a three shot lead over the field in the individual portion of the event.
The tournament is being played at Mount Vintage with the final round set for Tuesday at the club North Augusta.
1) Christ Church 287 2) Chesnee 295 3) Fox Creek 316 4) Ninety Six 319 5) Southside Christian 324 6) Buford 341 7) Bamberg-Ehrhardt 356 8) Chesterfield 357 9) Saluda 365 9) McBee 365
Bridgeman leads AAA Championship
Jacob Bridgeman has won the last two AAA titles and he could be on his way to a third straight title. The Chapman golfer shot a 1-under par 71 on the very demanding Cross Creek Plantation course in Seneca.
Bishop England has the team lead at 324 while May River is second at 329.
Daniel Brasington is leading Woodruff to third place just six shots behind the Bishops. Brasington is in third place in the individual standings.
Lancaster leads Flora at AAAA Championship
AC Flora is always at the top of the leader board at the state championship tournament, but this year Lancaster is one spot above the Falcons.
The Bruins shot an opening round total of 304 to hold a one shot lead over AC Flora and Myrtle Beach.
First Round AAAA team results 1) Lancaster 304, 2) Flora & Myrtle Beach 305, 4) Hilton Head 313, 5) Greenville & Wren 314, 7) Hartsville 315, Beaufort 316, Blue Ridge 317, Eastside 318, Travelers Rest 328.