High School Golf

Dorman wins again, Cavs are WSCGA Junior team champs

The Dorman Cavaliers have played in five tournaments this season and have won all five. The team tops the AAAAA Classification in the South Carolina Golf Coaches ranking. (Dorman Photo)

Dorman coach Olivia Herring isn’t taking any of the Cavaliers five tournament wins this season lightly.

Her team has worked hard and played well to have won every tournament the varsity has entered including this past weekend.

Dorman shot a two-round total of 648 at The Country Club of South Carolina to win the annual Women’s South Carolina Golf Association’s Junior Golf Foundation team Championship.

The Cavaliers finished eight shots in front of runner-up Chapin, a team that is also having a good regular seasons.

While the win over a field including the top teams from all classifications in South Carolina is very satisfying and worth celebrating, the Cavalier’s coach knows the tournaments only get more important

“As much as these tournaments mean to us, we have a lot of preparation to do moving into the end of the season,” said Herring. “The season isn’t over by any means, and we will continue to grind and work out the kinks to ensure we play our best golf every round,” she added.

From the Lady Rebel to this weekends team championship, no team has been able to finish in front of the Cavaliers on the leader board.

“This is the start any team would dream of. The girls are on a hot streak, and they’ve been working for every single one. We’re finding our groove and adjusting the pieces that need to be adjusted,” said the Cavalier’s coach.

Dorman’s Abbie Franks came close to a win, but finished as the runner-up to Ella Stalvey from Blythewood, who was the medalist and the only golfer to finish at even par.

Herring points out the bigger tournaments are in front of the Cavaliers, but if she glances over her shoulder she will see the second and third place teams in this tournament will be in her classification, playing for a state championship in a few weeks.

Chapin was second, led by third place individual finisher Lilly Reed Black. Hanna’s Ivy Schulze, who tied Black for third place helped her team to third in the team standings.

Dorman’s Abbie Franks continued her outstanding senior year adding another runner-up finish to her collection of top finishes. (Dorman Photo)
Chapin has had an outstanding season. Lilly Reed Black finished in a tie for third individually at the WSCGA event at the Country Club of South Carolina. (Chapin Photo)

“This is definitely the momentum and the mindset we want to be sitting on moving into region. We want to capitalize in every aspect, and having the winning event makes you want the next one more and more,” said Herring.

The really important tournaments will soon be here. October 17th is the Upper and Lower state qualifying tournaments and the following week is the state championship.

The AAAAA title will be decided at Holly Tree Country Club in Simpsonville.

“We always want to celebrate the wins for a little while, but then we have to take a step back and analyze what we can improve on, and there’s always room for improvement,” concluded the Dorman coach.

Scores from the WSCGA Girls Foundation https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7149340465190455230

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