There are no awards given for either the top team or the top individual at the Upper State qualifying tournaments. A win or good showing can help build momentum for the state championships to be played next week.
Daniel wins fourth straight AAAA Upper State
The Daniel Lions continued their domination of the Upper State AAAA clssification with their fourth straight Upper State title.
The Lions shot a 339 total to finish in front of Pickens by 11 shots. The victory sends the Lions to the state championship next week at the Hackler Course in Conway.
Kennedy McGaha from BHP was the top individual in the tournament played at The Preserve at Verdae. McGaha shot an even par round of 72 to finish four shots in front of Ashley Looper of Travelers Rest.
Qualifying AAAA teams included 1 – Daniel, 2 – Pickens, 3 – Blue Ridge, 4 – Greenville, 5 – Walhalla, 6 – BHP, 7 – Travelers Rest, 8 – Wren.
Individual AAAA qualifiers were Iwani Bolton from Ridgeview, Logan Hamel from South Point and Lani Hughes from York.
Gillespie and St. Joseph’s win Upper State AAA-AA-A
Christ Church’s Peyton Gillespie shot a 2-under par 70 to take top honors at the Upper State AAA-AA-A Qualifying tournament at Boscobel.
Gillespie finished two-shots in front of Anna Grace Brock from Emerald. Chesnee golfers Sydney Roberts and Maddie Padgett finished third and fourth respectivly.
St. Joseph’s added the Upper State victory to their Region championship and advance to Carolina Springs next week for the state championship.
The Knights shot a team total of 351 to finish 8-shots in front of the first year team from Chesnee.
St. Joseph’s was led by Emma Curran who shot 81. Caleigh Noonan, Reagan Lilibridge, Kaitlyn Dumit and Marrett Cole.
AAA-AA-A Qualifying teams, St. Joseph’s – 351, Chesnee – 359, Christ Church – 368, Chapman – 372, Powdersville – 376, Emerald – 383, Landrum – 383, Ware Shoals – 387, Greer Middle – 390, Pendleton 399.
Talledo and Blythewood win AAAAA Upper State
MK Talledo shot a sensational 63 to take the top spot at the AAAAA Upper State qualifying tournament played at the Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill.
The first year Boiling Springs golfer was 9-under par to help the Bulldogs to a second place finish in the Upper State tournament.
The Bengals shot an outstanding 288 to finish 15 shots in front of the Bulldogs.
Eight teams advanced to the state finals including five teams from Region II.
AAAAA Upper State team scores, Blythewood – 288, Boiling Springs – 303, Byrnes – 320, Dorman – 342, Gaffney – 353, Nation Ford – 367, Hanna – 369, Spartanburg – 378.
The AAAAA State Championshnip will be played October 22-23rd at Mid Carolina Country Club in Prosperity.
Lower State Tournament Qualifiers
The top ranked girls team in the state looks ready to add another state championship to the dozen they already own.
Lexington won the Lower State qualifying tournament by 20 shots over second ranked St.James. The Wildcats will try for a third straight AAAAA championship at the Mid Carolina Golf Club in Prosperity.
The Wildcats also had the top individual in the tournament. Molly Hardwick shot a 5-under par 67 to be the top individual.
A.C. Flora shot 364 to finish one-shot in front of Myrtle Beach for the AAAA Lower State championship.
Defending AAA-AA-A champion Oceanside won the Lower State qualifying tournament. Gilbert finished second.
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