Blythewood built a commanding 23-stroke edge in the first day of play at the Class 4A state championship golf tournament on Monday at Furman University Golf Club.
The Region 4 champion Bengals posted a team score of 595 strokes during Monday’s 36-hole session. Wando closed well behind Blythewood with 618 strokes.
Blythewood’s Parker Allen was the individual lead, carding rounds of 70 and 73 for a two-round total of 143.
Sumter (622, tie for 4th) and Dutch Fork (633, tie for 8th) were the other Midlands entries to crack the Top 10.
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The Bengals are looking to wrap up their first state championship in Tuesday’s final 18-hole session.