High School Golf

North leads All-Star Match

Girls High School golf made headlines at the end of October when South Carolina played its state championships. This weekend many of the top players from the championship like Abby Franks from Dorman and Mia Gray from Carolina Forest are at the Greenwood Country Club for the annual North-South Matches. (GolfClub File Photo)

A week ago girls golf teams from the Northern part of the state dominated the high school championships in all four classifications.

Dorman swept to an undefeated season to win the AAAAA, Pickens claimed the AAAA. Seneca in AAA and Chesnee in AA Classifications were also champions.

The championship teams all benefited from having some senior golfers who led their teams to the state championships.

Dorman’s championship team included Abby Franks and Maddie Peake and both seniors are part of the North team.

Evie Harkens from Pickens and Mattie Padgett from Seneca were also on championship teams and were honored by being named to the All-Star matches.

Now those seniors are playing in the annual North-South All-Star Matches at the Greenwood Country Club and after the first two rounds the results look a great deal like the state championship tournaments.

The North team opened the 54-hole event with a sweep of the Alternate Shot round to take a 4-0 lead. Ivy Schultz, Emilyn Davis and Madison Dixon all helped win their team’s matches.

In the second round of the day the South got on the board, but the North team still added to its lead.

The team of Mia Gray from Carolina Forest and Allie Bird from Waccamaw scored a 2&1 win, but the rest of the South team could only pick up a 1/2 point when Edie Raine Hardee from Gilbert and Gracie Lee from Aynor tied.

Blue Ridge AAA state individual champion Lindley Cox partnered with Madison Dixon from Boiling Springs to win their alternate shot match to help the North to get off to a good start.

AAA Individual champion Lindley Cox from Blue Ridge helped get the North team off to a fast start and a big lead at the annual North-South Matches. (GolfClub File Photo)

The teams will play singles matches on Saturday.

This is the 11th annual match and the North leads the series 10-2.

The North -South Matches are presented by the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association.

This year the matches, which includes only Seniors, is being played at Greenwood Country Club.

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