Golf: Seahawks finish third; SJ passes NMB for eighth

mbgolf-stateMyrtle Beach made a big move in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 3A Boys Golf Tournament at the Hackler Course in Conway. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, so did newly crowned state champion AC Flora.

In a three-way tie for fifth place entering the day, the Seahawks shot 2-over-par 289 to improve Monday’s first round by 25 strokes. However, it turned out to be the second-best round of the day. The Falcons shot 286 for a two-day total of 591 and the state championship trophy.

Myrtle Beach, the Lower State champion, settled for a third-place finish behind AC Flora and Wren, the first-round leader. Hilton Head Island (612), Emerald (614), Hartsvile (614), and Gilbert rounded out the top seven, followed by local teams St. James (626), and North Myrtle Beach (634) tied Eastside for the ninth and 10th spots.

Myrtle Beach was led by John David Gooden (149), Ethan Hood (150), Hoilden Grigg (151) and Kohler Karavan (154). Perhaps most impressive was the Seahawks’ balance, as none made the top 10 individually but they captured third place as a team. Michael Leftis (156) was only seven shots behind Myrtle Beach’s top scorer.

The Sharks bettered Monday’s score by 20 strokes with a second-round 303, led by Karsten Kenley’s 150. Mason Richardson (154), Coleman Bess (159) and Alan Crum (163) also improved their scores Tuesday.

North Myrtle Beach was led by Daniel Graves (155), Colin Reno (158), Vijay Mishra (160), and McClure Thompson (161).

Photo by Rancier Photography

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