High School Golf

Franks wins second Transou Memorial championship

Nathan Franks shot two rounds of 4-under par 68 to win his second Transou Junior Classic. (GolfClub photo)

The scores were the same for Nathan Franks in each round of the Henry Transou Memorial Classic at Cherokee National in Gaffney.

However, his first round 4-under par 68 was different than his second round 4-under par 68.

“I had three 3-putts in the first round and I didn’t have any in the second round,” said the future Gamecock golfer.

His two-day total of 136 gave the Dorman High School golfer a 136 total and a three shot win.

Franks broke out of a two way tie for the first round lead with Tyler DeChellis from Clayton, NC.

“I hit my driver or whatever club I hit off the tee really good. I was able to play smart for the entire tournament, “ he said.

Spartanburg County Junior champion Daniel Brasington was one shot behind the leaders after the first round.

His second round total of 2-under par 70 gave him a share of second place with DeChellis.

Daniel Brasington shot a final round 70 to tie for second place at the Transou Classic. (GolfClub Photo)

Franks won the Transou title in 2017 and with his win this year became the first two-time winner of the Classic.

The eighth annual event had the largest field of boys enter the event as 114 boys competed for the championship.

The tournament also features age group competition. Ty Childers from Gaffney won the Sub-Pee Wee Division by 3-shots over MacLean Fulmer from Spartanburg.

The Pee Wee title was decided in a sudden-death playoff between Hunter and Luke Parsons.

The brothers from Salley, SC needed an extra hole before Hunter was able to win the title.

The Girls 10-12 year old title was won by Ella Kate Burnett from Galavants Ferry with Addy Parker from Chesnee finishing second.

Billy Transou presents Nathan Franks with the winning trophy in front of a portrait of the tournament’s namesake, Henry Transou. (GolfClub photo)

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