The Lexington girls golf team is off to a strong start after the first day of the Class 5A championship at Wildewood.
The Wildcats shot a team score of 323 and lead White Knoll by 16 shots. Blythewood is one back at 340.
Lexington junior and Clemson commit Gracyn Burgess leads the individual competition after shooting a 2-over 74. Blythewood’s Parker Stalvey is one back with a 75 and White Knoll’s Jensen Castle is two back after a 76. The final round will be held Tuesday.
Blythewood’s Mary Kathryn Talledo and Linsey Hoile are tied for 12th with a pair of 83s. Competing as individuals, Spring Valley’s Payton Starmack (86) is 18th, and Kamryn Beaman (87) is 22nd.
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In Class 4A at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina, A.C. Flora is in eighth after an opening round 371. Chapin is 11th with a 378. Dreher’s Jordan Guyton is tied for fourth after shooting a 76.
St. James leads the way with a 314. SJ’s Smith Knaffle is in first after a 69.
In Class 3A, Gilbert’s Haylee Price shot a 93.
Top 10 team scores: Lexington 323: White Knoll 339; Blythewood 340; Boiling Springs 358; Fort Dorchester 364; Spartanburg 377; Dorman 380; Byrnes 383; Wando 392; TL Hanna 392.
Top 10 individuals: Gracyn Burgess (Lex) 74; Parker Stalvey (Blythewood) 75; Alyssa Campbell (Clover) 76; Jensen Castle (WK) 76; Karlee Vardas (Lex) 77; Jalen Castle (WK) 79; Anna Morgan (Spartanburg) 79; Kayleigh Reinke (Northwestern) 81; Emily Dunlap (Mauldin) 81 Isabella Rawl (Lex) 81.