CONWAY - McKenzie Talbert of Strom Thurmond shot a 4-under-par 68 Monday and is the leading individual at the Class 3A state girls golf championship.
Bluffton has the team lead after a balanced first-round effort.
Host North Myrtle Beach is last among the 13 schools fielding at least a four-person team.
Talbert leads Seneca's Austin Ernst by a shot, and third-place Chelsey Couch of Ware Shoals is four strokes back. Bluffton received four scores between 77 and 82 - led by Kendra Collins' 77 - and leads both Strom Thurmond and Riverside by six strokes each at 30-over 318.
- The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News