MB in top 5 at state tourney; Chiefs, Sharks tied for 10th

sjsoc-williamsThe Myrtle Beach High boys golf team has some ground to make up in Tuesday’s second round of the Class 3A state championships, but fortunately for the Seahawks it is familiar territory.

Playing close to home at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Course, the Lower State champion Seahawks shot 26-over-par 314 to move into a three-way tie for fifth place midway through the tournament. They enter Tuesday only 12 strokes behind first-round leader Wren (302).

Myrtle Beach got a consistent if unspectacular performance from its top four. Ethan Hood and John Davis Gooden shot 77s while Holden Grigg and Kohler Karavan had identical 80s. Michael Leftis shot 83 and is still in position to help his team in the final round.

Myrtle Beach might not have to make up many strokes but they must do so on several teams that sit between them and Wren.AC Flora (305), Hilton Head Island (306), Hartsville (309) make up the top four. Gilbert (314) and Emerald are tied with Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle Beach and St. James are tied for 10th at 323, only 21 strokes off the pace.

Colin Reno led the Chiefs with a 77, Daniel Graves shot 79, McClure Thompson posted an 82 and Vijay Mishra turned in an 85.

For the Sharks, Karsten Kenley put up the low local score at 76, six strokes behind individual leader Cameron Self of Emerald. Mason Richardson shot 77, Coleman Bess carded an 82,  and Alan Crum shot 84.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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