NMB qualifies for title flight in Palmetto Championship

The North Myrtle Beach boys golf team shot a combined four-man score of 357 in Friday’s qualifying round of the Palmetto High School Championship, one of the top tournaments in the nation.

By placing in the top tier of the 52-team tournament, which is being held at Legend’s Resort in Myrtle Beach, the Chiefs will compete with some of the top teams in the country in the championship flight on Saturday.

The originally scheduled 54-hole tournament has been shortened to 36 after Thursday’s qualifying round was rained out. Teams instead qualified Friday, leaving Saturday’s 18-hole round for all the marbles.

Forsyth Country Day was best among all qualifiers, firing a 297 in wet and windy conditions to be the only team to break 300 on the day.

Myers Park High and Salisbury High (302) tied for second, Palm Desert High (307) was fourth, and Frederica Academy tied for fifth place with Tupelo (310) to round out the top five.

Par 72 was the low mark for the top individuals on Friday, with Cole Nastasi (Mt. Tabor), Will Starke (Chapin), Austin Morrison (Myers Park) and Christian Chican (Providence) shooting 72s.

Photo courtesy of MB Golf Holiday

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