The top ranked AAAAA team in South Carolina has a 1-shot lead after the opening round of the Southern Cross tournament being played at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.
High school golf in the Palmetto State is divided into four classifications based on school enrollment. The Southern Cross is the one tournament where the top teams, regardless of size, compete against each other .
Instead of the usual five players counting four scores, the tournament plays four golfers and counts three scores and after the first round two of the Bulldogs are in the top-5 individually.
Andrew Gregory, who has won two high school tournaments this year, is one of three golfers tied for the lead.
Gregory along with future Gamecock Gene Zeigler from Trinity School in Darlington and Miles Eubanks from South Aiken each carded a 3-under par 68 to lead the tournament.
The second Bulldog golfer, Zach Phillips, is tied with Luke Walmet from Bishop England in fourth place.
Walker Greene and Davis Hill round out the Boiling Springs team that leads Trinity School by a shot after shooting 217 in the first round.
A.C. Flora’s Luke Sullivan, Christ Church’s Jack Wofford and Hilton Head Christian’s Max Green, the SCJGA Junior Player of the Year in 2020, are grouped three back at even par.
Boiling Springs won the Southern Cross championship in 2018.
The final round begins early Saturday morning with the leaders teeing off around noon at the Palmetto Club.
Southern Cross 1st Round Scores https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7363396170044961274