Golf: MB scrambles past Aynor; Chants place sixth

mbgolf-kizThe Myrtle Beach High golf team squeezed in one last tune-up before Wednesday’s key region showdown with North Myrtle Beach. As it turned out the Seahawks needed it.

After several recent outings where the top four scorers all shot in the 30s, the Seahawks had to scramble to defeat host Aynor 161-179 at Diamondback Golf Club.

Myrtle Beach’s Holden Grigg battled through a birdie-free round to earn medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 37. Dock Jarman shot a 40, and Seth Boyce and Keegan Vaugh struggled to identical 42s.

The Seahawks hope they shook off all the rust before Wednesday’s showdown at Eagles Nest Golf Club with the Chiefs, who are also undefeated in region play.

* The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team posted a final round 317 and finished in sixth place with a 54-hole total of 910 in the East Carolina Intercollegiate, played at the par 72, 6,708-yard Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, NC.

West Virginia rallied from third place and won with a final round 296 and won by four strokes over host East Carolina (899) and Western Kentucky (899). Maryland (900) was fourth, followed by Florida Gul Coast (904).

Luis Ruiz led the Chanticleers as he tied for 14th (72-76-78=226). The senior was 3-over at the turn, posting four bogeys and a birdie. He finished his round with pars on eight of his last 10 holes to shoot his 6-over 78. Freshman States Fort matched the 78 Ruiz posted to tie for the best round of the day by CCU. Fort tied for 48th overall with round of 75-82-78 for his 235.

Photo by Michael Keiser

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