High School Golf

Seneca leads AAA, Pickens on top of AAAA after first round

Last week Chesnee won the South Carolina High School League AA Championship.

This week the top South Carolina High School League AAAA and AAA girls teams and individuals began their finals on Monday October 24th.

The AAAAA Championship begins at Holly Tree Country Club in Simpsonville on Tuesday October 25th with first round play.

The first round of the AAA tournament being played at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway has been completed and the top teams and top golfer from last weeks Upper State qualifying tournament lead the way.

Seneca, which finished second in the Upper State has the first round lead.

The Bobcats carded a first round 323 total to hold a four shot advantage over Blue Ridge.

Last week at the Upper State the two teams order was reversed as Blue Ridge claimed the top qualifying spot by a shot over Seneca.

BHP’s Emilyn Davis has the first round lead at the SCHSL AAA Championship being played at the Hackler Course in Conway. (GolfClub File Photo)

Once again Emilyn Davis from Belton Honea Path has turned in the best individual score just as she did in the Upper State Qualifying tournament at Willow Creek in Greer.

Davis shot an opening round 1-under par 71 to hold a two shot lead over Seneca’s Ansley Bryson while Blue Ridge’s Lindley Cox is in third place after shooting a 76.

Four golfers are just one shot behind the top three. Ella Kate Barnett from Aynor, Mattie Padgett from Seneca, Katelyn Cox from Blue Ridge and Olivia Ireland from Chapman all finished at 77.

Scores from the SCHSL AAA Championship at the Hackler Course in Conway

Here is the report we received, and are glad to have it, Pickens leads the AAAA with the defending champions from May River in second place 10 shots back. We did the best we could with what we had.

Pickens has 10 shot lead at AAAA Championship

Pickens was the top qualifier from the Upper State and their game has traveled to Hilton Head where the Blue Flame has the first round lead at the South Carolina High School League AAAA Championship.

Pickens shot a 331 total to hold a 10 shot lead over the host team from May River, the defending AAAA Champions.

The Blue Flame was led by Natalie Turner who shot a 78 and was backed up by a solid effort from Evie Harkins, Ashton Moseley, Emily Hall and Ashley Alexander.

Individually the defending champion Madison Messimer from Myrtle Beach has a one-shot lead over Kay Lee McElwain from Aiken.

Messimer finished the first round at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes with a 1-under par 71..

Because the tournament is a team event, the individual leaders will not be in face to face competition. Starting times for the second round are based on the order of finish for their team not for the individual competitors.

Individual tournament leader Messimer will tee at 8:04 on the first hole with her Myrtle Beach team while McElwain, in second place will start with her Aiken team at 8:52 on hole number 10.

Here are the scores we were able to discover from a snapshot of the scoreboard at the course

AAAA First Round Team Scores

NOTE, We only found a a cell phone photo to get the names and numbers

  • Pickens 331
  • May River 341
  • AC Flora 351
  • S Aiken 355
  • Hilton Head Is 357
  • N Myrtle Beach 361
  • Catawba Ridge 364
  • Myrtle Beach 368
  • W. Florence 375
  • Aiken 384
  • Blufton & Easley 403
  • Greenville 417
  • Eastside 419

Top Individuals

  • Madison Messimer Myrtle Beach 71
  • Kaylee McElwain Aiken 72
  • Claire Green May River 75
  • Robin Zetrover May River 76
  • Alla McGillivery W. Florence 77
  • Natalie Turner Pickens 78

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