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.
The Bengals are looking to wrap up their first state championship in Tuesday’s final 18-hole session.