Junior Golf

SC tops Georgia for third straight year

The South Carolina team won their third straight match over Georgia. The team included, Daniel Brasington, Zach Rueland, Trey Crenshaw, Matthew Hutto, Gene Ziegler, Brandon Masters, Manning Sloop and Austin Scott. Front row SCGA team leaders Doug Smith, Biff Lathrop, Joe Quick and Charlie Rountree. (SCGA Photo)

One of the longest running inter-state junior tournaments has been won for the third straight year by the team from South Carolina.

The matches between the top finishers from the South Carolina junior championship and the top finisher from the Georgia state junior championship met at The Country Club of Spartanburg for the 44th renewal of the matches.

The South Carolina team held a 5-3 advantage after first round matches.

Woodruff’s Daniel Brasington, Blythwood’s Matthew Hutto, Rock Hill’s Zach Rueland, Lancaster’s Trey Crenshaw and SC Junior champion Austin Scott from Daniel Island all won their opening round matches.

In the second round the Georgia team won the first two matches on the course to even the score at 5 all.

Brandon Masters from Piedmont put the SC team into the lead with a 7&6 victory in his second round match. (SCGA Photo)

Future Lander golfer Brandon Masters from Piedmont stopped the slide with a convincing 7&6 victory to put South Carolina back into the lead which they never gave up.

Rueland, Crenshaw and Scott each won their second round matches while Hutto and Manning Sloop from Rock Hill halved their matches to give the South Carolina team as 10-6 victory.

Forty-four years ago, Pete Cox of the Georgia State Golf Association and Charles Rountree, Jr. of the South Carolina Golf Association formalized the idea of the GA – SC team matches.

The winning team has their victory inscribed on the beautiful Rountree – Cox trophy that was donated by the Rountree family.

Every junior golfer that has participated in the 44-year-old competition will find his name on the trophy with his teammates.  The Georgia teams have produced 24 victories as compared to the 16 for the SC teams and four ties.

Scoring http://scgolf.org/ga-sc-junior-team-matches-final-results/





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