Lancaster chapter boys tops in all-star state field

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SCJGA tournament

By The Staff



The Lancaster chapter of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association produced a first at the Thomas D. Todd all-stars championship tournament at the Pickens Country Club last weekend.

The Lancaster chapter, in its 16th season, captured its first-ever boys title based on the effort of its eight all-stars in four age divisions.

The Lancaster chapter actually tied for first with Spartanburg, 229 points each, but took the title outright with a pair of first-place finishes.

Caleb Henson, 8-9 division, and Brady Hinkle, in the 10-12 age dvision, each took top honors.

Henson shot an 80 (39-41) over 18 holes to take the crown.

Hinkle tied for first in his age division with a two-under 70 (36-34) in 18 holes.

Ryan Marter of Columbia prevailed in a playoff with a birdie after tying with Hinkle with a 70.

“This says a lot for our chapter to finish first overall and our 8-10 and 10-12 age groups are strong,” Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom said. “Those age groups in our chapter have quite a future.

“At the same time, this was a team effort by our entire boys group,” Chisom said. “It took all of them to help us reach this milestone. The two top finishes by Henson and Hinkle put us over the top.”

In addition to Henson and Hinkle, Austin Terry, 15-18 age group, tied for third with a 141 (69-72) and Matthew Terry, boys 13-14, was fifth with a 155 (79-76).

Garrett Crenshaw, 13-14, was ninth with a 164 (81-83).

Other Lancaster chapter boys scores were Trey Crenshaw, 8-9 age group, 8th, 96, (43-53); Michael Williams, 10-12 age group, ninth, 87 (44-43); Jeremy Etters, 15-18 age group, 11th, 153 (78-75).

In the girls field, the 11-13 age division paced the Lancaster chapter.

Baylee Evans was the top finisher overall for the LJGA girls with an 86 (44-42) for fourth overall. Emily Cox tied for fifth with a 90 (45-45) over 18 holes in the girls 11-13 age group.

Other Lancaster girls scores were Samantha Melton, age 14-18, (83-85), 168; Carley Snyder, 14-18, 203 (108-95), 16th; Hannah Boone, 8-10, 116 (65-53), 11th; and Ashely Miller, 8-10, 124 (62-62) 14th.