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Georgia sweeps SC at Stoney Point

The team from the Westminster School in Atlanta won the team title and the Wildcats William Love was the medalist at the 19th annual Georgia-South Carolina Cup played at The Links at Stoney Point in Greenwood.

The 19th annual Georgia South Carolina Cup was up for grabs at Stoney Point in Greenwood this weekend.

The long running tournament between elite high school teams and players from the two states has become a highlight event for prep golfers in both states.

The Georgia-South Carolina Cup is actually three tournaments in one event.

Golfers from the two states compete for an individual championship, a high school team title and the overall Georgia-South Carolina Cup.

Each day the top individual scores are compiled for a team total. After the first round, Georgia led South Carolina in the battle for the Cup by a single shot 875-876.

In the second round, Georgia was led by William Love from the Westminster School in Atlanta and Luke Keoning from North Oconee High School near Athens, who both shot the tournament’s best rounds at 7-under par 65.

Georgia finished six shots better than South Carolina in the second round with an 842 total to 848 for South Carolina. Georgia won the Cup 1717 to 1724 by seven shot.

Love’s second day score moved the Georgia golfer in front of first round leader Tip Price from Greenville High School for the individual title.

Love shot rounds of 71 and 65 for a 7-under par 137 total.

Christ Church’s William Jennings carded a second round 6-under par 66 to move into a second place tie with Koening.

Price finished with a 1-under par 71 to drop back into a three-way tie for fourth place.

In addition to Love’s winning score, Westminster School’s Harris Barth, who will play college golf at Furman, shot identical rounds of 2-under par 70 to tie Price and Ashton Eubanks from River Bluff High School in Columbia for fourth place.

The outstanding play by the two Wildcat golfers helped earn the Atlanta school the team title shooting a 578 total for the 36 hole championship.

AC Flora from Columbia finished as the runner-up in the team competition at the Georgia-South Carolina Cup played at The Links at Stoney Point in Greenwood.

Columbia’s AC Flora, the top ranked AAAA team in South Carolina, finished second two-shots behind the Wildcat.

Two other Atlanta area schools, Milton High School and Prince Avenue Christian School finished third and fourth respectively with Greenville’s Christ Church Episcopal School rounding out the top-five.

The field for the event was made up of eight high school teams from each state and 5 individuals. The teams played a five count four format for the team title.

The series is now tied at nine wins for each state with one tournament ending in a tie.

Complete scoring is available at https://ngjg.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/ngjg22/event/ngjg2267/contest/13/leaderboard.htm

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