A left handed golfer from Boiling Springs was the favorite to be the medalist at the Spartanburg County High School championship.
Andrew Gregory has been off to a fast start in the season with a win, a second place and an All Tournament finish in a third tournament.
Unfortunately, Gregory missed the county championship to attend a family funeral.
In his place the other lefty on the Bulldog team stepped up to play in the number one position, and shoot his best tournament round ever.
Walker Greene mastered the first 13 holes at Woodfin Ridge to get to 6-under par and leave everyone else playing for second place.
“I had everything dialed in,” said Greene. “My putting was good, my alignment was good and my driving was good,” he said.
Greene didn’t face any problems until the 14th hole. He bogeyed the hole, parred 15 and then bogeyed 16.
“I had a tough shot on 14 and was short of the green on 16, but that was about it. After that I parred in,” he said.
Greene’s score was 4-shots better than Spartanburg’s freshman Connor Williams who finished at even par.
“It is really a good feeling to have shot a 68. I know now I can do it and I think I might even be able to do better,” concluded Greene.
With Williams leading the way, Spartanburg shot a 310 total to win the team championship by 9-shots over Boiling Springs.
“We are happy to have gotten the win,” said Spartanburg coach Todd White. “I’m sorry we couldn’t stay to pick up the trophy,” he added.
Several members of the Viking golf team were being honored along with other Spartanburg students at the school’s Academic Excellence Awards program.
The Vikings were among the first teams to start play to make sure they finished in time to be at the awards presentation.
The latest AAAAA Golf Coaches poll moved the Vikings up to third in the classification.
“The polls do not make any birdies or save a shot so I tell our guys not to pay any attention to them,” said the coach.
Even if the Vikings are not paying attention to the poll others have noted the Vikings are competitive with the best teams in the state.
“Our guys have played steady to start the year and now we are seeing some lower numbers,” said the Viking’s coach.
The Spartanburg line up included two seniors, James Fulmer and Davis Gaubert, sophomore Hugh Lemonds and freshmen Williams and Ben Fulmer.
“We have set some challenges for each golfer and the team and we are having fun working to meet those challenges,” said White.
Team Scores: Spartanburg – 310, Boiling Springs – 319, Dorman – 320, Woodruff – 322, SCA – 355, Byrnes – 366, Chesnee – 373, Chapman – 379, Boiling Springs B – 390.