High School Golf

Bishop England wins Southern Cross

Bishop England had a one shot lead after the first round and made it stand up to win the Southern Cross at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken. The winning team included Daniel Donato, Luke Walmet, Sam McMillan and Matthew Teagardin. (Bishop England Photo)

In some challenging conditions the Battling Bishops found a way to keep the lead and go on to win their first Southern Cross championship at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.

Bishop England had the first round lead by a shot over Porter-Gaud with North Augusta and AC Flora close behind.

In the final round Bishop England finished the tournament with the same one shot lead to produce a win over AC Flora.

Daniel Donato shot a final round 1-under par 70 while teammate Luke Walmet pitched in with an even par 71.

Sam McMillan and Matthew Teagardin helped each day in the four/count three score format for the event.

Flora shot the best final round to almost catch Bishop England, while first round leader Porter-Gaud dropped to third place.

Indian Land’s Mason Kucia added another signifcant win to his resume with a 1-shot victory at the Southern Cross. (GolfClub File Photo)

Individually, Indian Land’s Mason Kucia added another top of the resume championship to his list of wins.

Kucia already owns back to back AAAA state individual titles and last summer won the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea for a major SCJGA title.

Kucia shot an opening round 4 over par to trail the first round leader by 4 shots.

In the second round, he carded a 2-under par 69 which put him a shot in front of three golfers for the win.

Miles Eubanks from South Aiken, Jack Crousore from Hilton Head Prep and Matthew Baxley from North Augusta all tied for second place.

The tournament annually brings the top high school teams and individual players to Aiken for what is the closest event South Carolina has to produce an overall high school champion.

Scores from the Southern Cross https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/9453405327576821884

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