High School Golf

Yellow Jackets are buzzing around the top of AAAAA

This post includes scores from The Tee Off Classic and the Aynor Blue Jacket

The host Hanna yellow Jackets edged out Christ Church for the win in the first Yellow Jacket Invitational played at Cobbs Glen. Members of the winning team included Bennett Scaletta, Erick Erlenkeuser, Jackson Scaletta, Caden Olsommer and Cal Harbin. (Hanna Photo)

When the first pre-season coaches rankings came out for AAAAA schools, Hanna was nowhere to be seen.

Defending champion Boiling Springs was on top with Chapin right behind, pretty much the way last season ended.

At the pre-season Red Raider Invitational North Augusta, a AAAA team, ran away with the tournament title, but Hanna beat all the rest, including the defending AAAAA champions,

On Monday the Jackets hosted a new high school tournament that included a very good field from around the Upstate.

The unranked Hanna Yellow Jackets finished second in one of the best fields in South Carolina High School golf at the Red Raider Invitational to start the season. (GolfClub Photo)

In their own event on their home course Hanna finished on top.

The Yellow Jackets shot a 289 total to edge out a 2-shot win over the top ranked AA team in the state from Christ Church.

Individually, Greenville’s Tip Price and Christ Church’s Grooves Williams each shot rounds of 2-under par 70. Williams was awarded the top spot after a scorecard playoff.

During the year teams from all classifications compete in tournaments, but at the end of the year they will play in their individual classification championship.

Hanna’s impressive run from outside the rankings to a tournament victory over two of the top teams (Boiling Springs and Mauldin) in AAAAA would indicate the race for the championship, which will be played at Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg could be wide open.

Yellow Jacket Invitational

  • 1 Hanna (Black) 289
  • 2 Christ Church 291
  • 3 Mauldin 298
  • 4 Boiling Springs 305
  • 5 Greenville 308
  • 6 Hanna (Gold) 309
  • 6 Greenwood 309
  • 6 Wren 309
  • 9 Dorman 311
  • 9 Easley 311
  • 11 Pickens 319
  • 12 Daniel 325
  • 12 Cat Chr. 325
  • 14 Byrnes 326
  • 15 Mann 330
  • 16 Gilbert 341
  • 17 Chesnee 343
  • 18 Walhalla 356
  • 19 Hillcrest 361
  • 20 Westside 381
  • 21 Woodmont 397
  • 70 Groves Williams Christ Church
  • 70 Tip Price Greenville
  • 71 Cal Harbin Hanna (Black)
  • 71 Josh Palmer Hanna (Gold)
  • 71 Wiliam Jennings Christ Church
  • 72 Major Lenning Mauldin
  • 72 Caden Olsommer Hanna (Black)
  • 72 Jackson Scalette Hanna (Black)

Mauldin wins Tee Off Classic at The Fort

Mauldin won the title at The Tee Off Classic played at The Fort in Ninety Six. The winning Maverick team included Major Lenning, Evan Essay, Jackson Armbruster, JD Mayer, Bryson Parris. (Mauldin Photo)

Tee Off Classic Scores
Mauldin 303
River Bluff 308
Eastside 313
Lexington 316
Cambridge 317
Greenwood 322
Wren 322
Westminster Catawba 323
Daniel 324
St. Joseph’s 331
Powdersville 332
Greer 338
Mid-Carolina 340
Southside 340
Blythewood 343
Palmetto 354
Ninety Six 355
Hillcrest 359
Gilbert 367
Emerald 374
Abbeville 374
Liberty 439

Trinity Collegiate wins Blue Jacket title

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