High School Golf

SC High School golfers begin post season play

Palmetto State high school golfers are in Region tournaments this week to identify the teams that will advance to the Upper and Lower State Qualifying tournaments next week.

We will post as many results as we can find or are sent to us. Check back later.

If you have a Region result or pictures, please send them to us at email: golfclubsc@gmail.com or text to 864-921-5471 Thanks, Stan


Last year’s defending AAAAA state champions were one of the first to punch their ticket to the Upper State. Boiling Springs finished on top of the Region III AAAAA Tournament at the Chester Golf Club.

It was the first time this year that coach Josh Pruitt was able to field a healthy lineup for a tournament.

“We got Clayton Taylor back and healthy and he makes a difference for us,” said Pruitt. “Andrew Gregory played well and we had three All-Region players,” he added.

Fort Mill’s Cam Baker was the medalist in the Region shooting a 71, the Bulldogs’ Gregory was second at 72.

Boiling Springs struggled to close out the round and finish three shots in front of Fort Mill for the Region title.

“We are going to have to work on finishing before we go to the Upper State next week. We let a few too many shots get away at the end and we have to clean that up,” said Pruitt.

Also advancing from Region III to the Upper State AAAAA Qualifying tournament at the Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill on Monday were Nation Ford at 308, Fort Mill at 314 and Gaffney at 322.

Greenville wins Region II AAAA title

The Greenville Red Raiders have qualified for the AAAA Upper State tournament at Stoney Point in Greenwood next Monday with a win at the Region championship played at the Lakeview Country Club in Laurens..

The Red Raiders were led by Hugh Faulkner, who repeated as medalist. Faulkner shot a 74 to finish a shot in front of his teammate Tip Price.

“We were coming off not playing as well as we hoped at the Southern Cross so this gets us back on track,” said Andy Newton, Greenville’s golf coach.

Newton’s team has had an outstanding season winning several tournaments including the Greenville County High School Championship.

During the year he has had a number of different players filling the spots behind Faulkner and Price and at the Regional the Red Raiders entire lineup was made up of freshmen.

“Parker Holmsley has come on for us late in the year and he has earned a spot in our top-five going forward,” said the Greenville coach.

Price and Homesley earned All-Region honors.

Also advancing to the Upper State were Eastside, Greenwood and Greer.

Powdersville wins Region II AAA

The Powdersville Patriots won the Region II AAA championship at Smithfields Country Club in Easley.

The Patriots shot a 342 total to finish in front of runner-up Blue Ridge at 355. Palmetto was third at 362 and Berea was fourth.

Brooks Deshields from Powdersville was the region medalist shooting a 75 to take the top spot.

All Region Players Tim Ross. (PV). 77 Christian Defronzo (P). 82 Cody Harrison (BR). 83 Dawson Szabo (BR). 86 Carson Daniel. (P). 86 James Turner. (PV). 90 Kowen Mathis. (BR). 93 Owen Shealy. (BR). 93.

Mauldin claims the top spot at Region I AAAAA

Mauldin is going to the Upper State AAAAA Qualifying tournament as the Region I champion.

The Mavericks, winners of the recent TC Ezell Classic, kept playing good golf shooting a team total 300 to win the Region title at Legacy Pines.

The Mavericks Major Lenning won Region medalist honors with a 3-under par 69.

1 Mauldin – 300, 2 J.L. Mann – 307, 3 Hanna – 309, 4 Hillcrest – 361, 5 Woodmont – 356.

The top teams will attempt to qualify for the AAAAA state championship at the Upper State qualifying tournament in Fort Mill at the Springfield Golf Club on May 9th.

Wren is the Region I AAA champions

Wren finished on top of the battle for the Region I AAA championship shooting a 318 score in the tournament played at Southern Oaks.

The Hurricane’s Landon Sutton was the medalist and the Region player of the year.

Region I AAA Team scores
1- Wren 318, 2 – Daniel 329, 3 – Seneca 387, 4- West-Oak 388, 5 Pendleton 393, 6 – BHP 432.

The AAA Upper State qualifying tournament will be played on Monday, May 9th at Saluda Valley Country Club in Williamston.

Spartanburg wins Region II AAAAA Championship

The Spartanburg Vikings won the Region II AAAAA championship at The Country Club of Spartanburg and will advance to the Upper State qualifying tournament in Fort Mill on May 9th.

The Region played their championship last week.

The Vikings were led by medalist Hugh Lemonds who shot rounds of 68 and 74 for a 142 total. He finished four-shots in front of Connor Rose from Riverside and Dorman’s Will Ruth who was third at 148.

The Vikings won the Spartanburg County High School championship and have moved up in the state AAAAA rankings, but their coach, Todd White, sensed a little lull in the teams performance after the win at the county championship.

He thinks the Vikings got back on track at the Southern Cross last weekend.

“We had a great experience at the Southern Cross. We have a very young team and some of our players had never been to the Palmetto Golf Club before. It will help us get ready for the Upper State,” said White.

Almost all Region tournaments are just 18 holes, but the Region II championship was a 36 hole event.

“Our Region voted and we got the support of the Athletic Directors and administrators to have a 36 hole tournament,” said White. “Our thought was that with 36 holes it would be a true championship event,” he said.

Team Scores: 1 Spartanburg -601, 2 Dorman -607, 3 Riverside – 613, 4 Wade Hampton – 657, 5 Byrnes 66.

Wando is the Region 7 AAAAA Region Champions

Wando claimed the Region 7 AAAAA Championship shooting a 316 score at Crowfield Golf Club.

2 – Berkeley 361, 3 – Cane Bay 380, 4 – Stratford – 409, 5 – Goose Creek 541.

Wando’s Tucker Simon shot a 72 to be the Region medalist.

Top 4 teams advance to the Lower State qualifying tournament to be held at Diamondback Golf Club in Loris, SC.

Easley is the Region I AAAA Champion

The Green Wave swept to the Region I AAAA Championship at The Rock. Easley won the title shooting a 319 score to finish 4-shots in front of Pickens.

Easley’s Colton Evatt had the best individual score shooting a 1-over par 73. His teammate Jace Danborn finished second one shot behind Evatt.

Andrew Rollins and Cooper Bolt from Travelers Rest along with Grady Norris from Pickens were members of the All-Region team.

Team Scores: 1 Easley 319, 2 Pickens – 331, 3 Travelers Rest – 321, 4 Walhalla – 344, 5 Westside – 360.

Wesstside’s Michael Cothran advanced to the Upper Stat qualifying tournament as an individual.

Yellowjackets win Region V AAAA championship

The Region V AAAA All-Region team included All-Region Team: Andrew Baxley (NA), Davis Neal (NA), Cam Biddle (SA), Matthew Baxley (NA), Richard Anaclerio (Aiken), Zion Sampson (Aiken), Mitchell McNeill (NA), and Jake Shuford (SA)

North Augusta put four players on the Region V AAAA All-Region team on their way to the championship.

The Region championship was played at the Aiken Golf Club.

The qualifying teams advance to the Lower State AAAA next Monday at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence,

The Yellowjackets were led by Andrew Baxley who shot a 71 for medalist honors. Baxley finished one shot in front of South AIken’s Cam Biddle.

Team Scores: 1 North Augusta – 293, 2 South Aiken – 306, 3 Aiken 308, 4 Midland Valley – 373, Airport – 435.

Lexington Wildcats win Region V AAAAA championship

Lexington won the Region V AAAAA Region Championship by a shot over Chapin at the Ponderosa Country Club

The Region played a 36 hole championship and Lexington shot a 611 total to nip Chapin at 612

River Bluff was third at 629, Dutch Fork was fourth at 766 and White Knoll was fifth at 894.

Liam Stilwell from Lexington was the Region medalist with teammate Roman Mullinax in second while Chapin’s Harry James and Jack Cuneo tied for third.

The top teams advance to the Lower State AAAAA Qualifying tournament at the Country Club of South Carolina on May 9th,

Waccamaw wins the Region 7 AAA Tournament

Christopher Cervini was the Medalist and Waccamaw had the best score to finish on top of the Region 7 AAA tournament at the Diamondback Golf Club.

Waccamaw shot a 318 total to finish in front of Aynor at 359 and Loris at 522.

Spring Valley wins the top spot in Region 4 AAAAA

Region 4-5A Championship At Chester Golf Club

  1. Spring Valley 326
  2. Blythewood 339
  3. Rock Hill 356
  4. Ridge View 361
  5. Northwestern 382

All Region Top 8
Medalist Grant Paolucci BW 70
Zeke Spivey SV 74
Carson Kessler NW 81
John Thompson SV 82
Brent Wilson RV 83
Cole Hinson SV 83
Cooper Scott SV 85
Thomas Herbig SV 85

West Ashley advances with a victory at the Region 8 AAAAA championship

1) West Ashley 318 2) Summerville 325 3) Ashley Ridge 333 4) Fort Dorchester 374

Individual Results (All-Region) 1) Ryan Bozard (WA) 72 *All-region player of the year 2) Jake Traylor (S) 74 3) Simon DiMaggio (WA) 76 4) Wyatt Mizell (AR) 78 T5) Josh Traylor (S) 80 T5) Hagan Smith (WA) 80 7) Ethan Hubert (AR) 81

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