High School Golf

Christ Church, Woodruff and Flora win SC state championships

Christ Church won their 19th state championship in golf with an extremely large victory over the field in the Class AA playoff. The top three individuals are also from Christ Church. (l-r) Jack Wofford – second place, William Jennings -medalist, Walker Jennings (r) finished third giving the Cavaliers a sweep of all the major awards for the year. (SCHSL photo)

Christ Church added another trophy to a bulging trophy case at the Greenville school with an 80 shot victory in the AA Championship played at the Newberry Country Club.

Each of the 5 Cavalier golfers finished the 36 hole event with scores in the 60s and 70s. If all five scores could have counted the team would have had all five golfers in the top-10.

William Jennings opened the tournament with a 3-under par 69 and went on to claim medalist honors and the state individual title.

His closest competition came from teammate Jack Wofford and brother Walker Jennings. Jay Lowder and Jack Roberts contributed to the victory.

The championship is the 19th earned by the school, the most in the history of the sport in the High School League.

Allowing for last year when the pandemic prevented the tournament from being played the Cavaliers have won the last four state championships.

Woodruff wins AAA championship

The Woodruff Wolverines captured the SCHSL AAA championship on their home course at Three Pines Country Club. Daniel Brasington was the tournament medalist at 1-under par. (GolfClub Photo)

Getting a home course advantage can be a big help, but you still have to have a good team and they have to play well to take advantage of the home course.

The Woodruff Wolverines did all that as the home team won the AAA State championship on their home course at Three Pines Country Club.

The Wolverines opened the 36 hole championship with a 10 shot lead over Bishop England the winner of the last two championships.

Woodruff posted a second round 4-over par to finish at 1-under par and claim the win by 13 shots.

Medalist honors came down to a battle between two Woodruff teammates.

Daniel Brasington has the first round lead after shooting a 4-under par 68. He shot an even par 72 in the second round to finish at 4-under par.

Teammate and future Presbyterian College golfer Trey Howard shot an even par opening round and came back with a 3-under par 69 in the final round to get within a shot of his teammate.

Bishop England’s Austin Scott finished in third place after shooting a 1-over par 73 in his final round.

Braeden Barnett and Luke Walmart tied for fourth place.

After Woodruff and Bishop England Oceanside was third with Fox Creek in fourth and Camden in fifth place.

Complete AAA scores are available athttps://scjga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/scjga21/event/scjga21114/index.htm

Flora wins another championship

AC Flora won its 15th state championship in golf. (Flora Photo from Twitter)

If it wasn’t for Christ Church’s championships A.C. Flora from Columbia would have the record. The Falcons won their 15th state championship at Dolphin Head on Hilton Head, Island.

Flora won the championship by 14 shots over North Augusta. Beaufort was third and Greenville was fourth, South AIken was 5th and Eastside came in 6th place,

Mason Kucia from Indian Land was the tournament medalist. Kucia shot rounds of 72 and 69 for a two-day total of 141.

Kucia topped first round leader Jerry Bruns from Beaufort. Matthew Baxley was third and Hugh Faulkner from Greenville finished in fifth place.

SC AAAA scores from Golf Genius https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7415395247695367585

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