High School Sports

Camden’s Kelly wins 3A golf title; Cardinal Newman softball forces deciding game

Camden’s Wills Kelly won the Class 3A individual golf championship on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Camden’s Wills Kelly won the Class 3A individual golf championship on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Submitted Photo

Playing at his home course suited Wills Kelly fine.

The Camden sophomore took advantage of his knowledge of Camden Country Club as he captured the Class 3A boys individual golf championship Tuesday.

Kelly fired a 3-under 67 and finished the two days at 141, four shots better than May River’s Andrew Swanson.

Kelly began the day five shots back of Swanson and shot an even-par 34 on the front nine. He closed his round with a bogey-free 3-under 33.

Kelly had five birdies and two bogeys on his round. Mid-Carolina’s PJ Jacobs was third at 147. Gilbert’s Blake Dimsdale was 10th at 152.

Bishop England captured the team title with a 612. Chesnee was second at 627 followed Camden (646), Gilbert (654) and Mid-Carolina (664).

Class 4A

AC Flora’s bid for another state title came up just short. The Falcons finished with a 610, three shots behind winner Hilton Head Island at Barony Golf Club. Flora’s Adam Hunt earned all-state honors with a 146, tying for sixth.

HHI’s Derek Bunce won individual honors with a 141.

Class 5A

Lexington had a better second round and finished tied for fourth at the 5A championship at Country Club of Lexington.

The Wildcats tied for fourth with Spartanburg at 621. Lexington’s Ethan Kitts tied for ninth and earned all-state honors with a 149.

Chapin was 14th and River Bluff 16th.

Rock Hill won the tournament in dominating fashion with a 585. Dorman was second at 611. RH’s Zach Reuland won the individual title with a 6-under 138.

Softball

Cardinal Newman 7, Wilson Hall 0

Cardinal Newman scored in all but one inning as it evened the best-of-three SCISA 3A series.

The deciding game will be Wednesday at the University of South Carolina softball stadium beginning at 6 p.m.

Clemson commit Carsten Puckett threw a one-hitter, striking out five and walking four to get the win. Puckett also hit a solo homer.

Jasmine Hogan and MK Gillespie each had two hits and two RBI.

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