High School Sports

A.C. Flora off to good start at 3A golf championship

The A.C. Flora boys golf team is in good position for its seventh straight title after the first day of the Class 3A championship at Coastal Carolina’s Hackler Course.

Led by Ryan Marter’s 71, the Falcons shot a 296 on Monday and lead Hilton Head and Eastside by eight shots heading into the final round. A.C. Flora trailed after the first day in five of their previous six state championships.

Marter is tied for first overall with Eastside’s Bennett Gillard. The rest of the Falcons’ first-round scores include Ian Stewart (74), John Andrews (75), Dwight Cauthen (76) and Ford Reynolds (78).

Defending 3A champion and Gilbert senior Caleb Proveaux is two shots back of the lead. As a team, Gilbert shot 314 and is tied for sixth place.

In Class 4A, Lexington is in third place after the first 36 holes at Furman University Golf Club. The Wildcats shot 618 and trail Boiling Springs by 15 shots. Gaffney is in second at 608.

Lexington’s Joshua Larick shot a 6-over 150 and is tied for fifth individually. Teammate Nicholas Beiers, Dutch Fork’s Kyle Olechuk, Blythewood’s Cole Hargett and Matthew Moninghoff are tied for 10th at 152.

Dorman’s Jordan Warnock shot a 10-under 134 and leads Boiling Springs’ Trent Phillips by eight shots.

In Class 2A, Mid-Carolina is tied for seventh with 340. M-C’s P.J. Jacobs shot a 72 and is tied for third. Waccamaw leads at 290, and Patrick Golden is in first at 67.


Class 4A

At Furman University Golf Course

Team scores: Boiling Springs 603; Gaffney 608; Lexington 618; Wando 625; Dorman 629; North Augusta 630; Bluffton 634; Dutch Fork 636; Blythewood 637; South Aiken 643; JL Mann 646; Byrnes 649; Easley 650; Carolina Forest 663; Sumter 679; James Island 684 Sumter 342.

Lexington individuals: Joshua Larick 150; Nicholas Beiers 152; Dillon Hite 159; Connor Patterson 157; Alec Vardas 169

Dutch Fork individuals: Kyle Olechuk 152; Jake Montgomery 158; Hunter Coates 158 ; Palmer Mason 168; Derek Loy 172.

Blythewood individuals: Cole Hargett 152 ; Matthew Moninghoff 152; Taylor Faile 167; Alex Tilley 166; Daniel Lawrimore 173.


At CCU’s Hackler Course

Team scores: A.C. Flora 296; Hilton Head 304; Eastside 304; Hartsvile 310; North Myrtle Beach 312; Gilbert 314; Myrtle Beach 319; Lancaster 321; Emerald 323; Wren 323; Aiken 326; South Pointe 342.

A.C. Flora individuals: Ryan Marter 71; Ian Stewart 74; John Andrews 75; Dwight Cauthen 76; Ford Reynolds 78.

Gilbert individuals: Caleb Proveaux 72 Zach McLain 79 Joseph Hardee 82, Jeremiah Kubilus 81


At True Blue Plantation

Team scores: Waccamaw 290; Bishop England 297; Andrew Jackson 312; Pendleton 319; Ninety Six 321; Chesnee 332; Buford 340; Mid-Carolina 340; Saluda 356; Barnwell 370; Pelion 372; Johnsonville 375; Aynor 380; Academic Magnet 390; Silver Bluff 403; Andrews 489.

Mid-Carolina individuals: PJ Jacobs 72; Trini Martinez 83; Grant Doolittle 90; Zack Waites -95

Pelion individuals: Dylan Williamson 118; Kenny Jackson 99; Tim Jackson 97; Zac Johnson 87; Keaton Osteen 89.