High School Golf

Nine is divine! Cavaliers win 9th straight state championship

Christ Church now owns the record for most championships in a row. The Cavaliers won their ninth straight title with this year’s AA Championship at the Cheraw State Park Golf Course. (SCHSL Photo)

Christ Church won the AA Championship by finishing in front of Central from Pageland, but the Cavaliers also got another win.

The Cavaliers broke a tie with AC Flora from Columbia for most state titles in a row.

Both teams had been tied at eight and the win by Christ Church at the Cheraw State Park Golf Course moved the Cavaliers in front of the Falcons in the South Carolina High School League record book.

“Getting that ninth title was our goal for the year,” said first year Cavalier’s coach Levi Horner. “We really played well today after only an average round on Monday,” said the Cavaliers coach.

The Cavaliers are used to finishing the first day with double digit leads, but after the first round Christ Church had a solid nine shot lead, but it was much closer than most years.

Christ Church finished the 36 hole championship by improving 10-shots over their first round total. The Cavaliers shot a second round 289 for a 588 total and a 20-shot victory over Pageland.

“After our team meeting last night our seniors had another meeting. When the team came out today they were more focused than I have seen them this entire year,” said the coach.

Future Gamecock golfer Walker Jennings claimed medalist honors with a 9 under par total. He opened the championship with a 5-under par 67 and followed up with a final round 4-under par 68 for his135 total.

“Walker has been our rock this year. When we needed someone to step up and get us going he has been that guy,” said Horner, about the future Gamecock golfer.

William Jennings finished second at 3-under par 141 to reverse the order the brothers had last year when William was the medalist and Walker finished third.

“I was really pleased that Jay Lowder made the All-State team. He shot even par and that was his best round of the year,” the coach said.

The Jennings brothers, William and Walker, finished as the top-two golfers in the AA Championship. David Oliver from Central was third. (SCHSL Photo)

The members of the Cavalier’s winning team included Lowder, Walker and William Jennings, Jack Roberts, John Waldrop and Charlie Reyner.

With this year’s championship trophy ready to be added to the 19 others, (most in South Carolina history) and a new top line in the record book the 2022 season has been a great success for the Cavaliers.

“They played with a purpose. I am really proud of this team,” said the Cavalier’s coach.

South Carolina AA Championship scores

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