Smith leads Lady Sharks to Aynor Invitational three-peat

sjgolf-kellismithThe St. James High girls golf team captured its third consecutive Aynor Invitational tournament championship in Sunday’s final round at Black Bear Golf Club in Longs.

After Saturday’s opening round ended early due to thunderstorms, the partial scores did not count and the tourney was shortened to a one-day event. The Lady Sharks tallied a team score of 318 to run away with the tournament title for the third straight year. Hilton Head High School finished second with a team score of 375.

St. James’ Kelli Smith led the Sharks with a score of 76, followed by Smith Knaffle (77), Jordan White (80), and Steely Hays (85). Katie Smith rebounded from a tough front nine (51) with a 40 on the back for a total of 91. The tournament medalist was Hilton Head senior Meredith Wipper (74).

The Lady Sharks now turn their focus to the Lower State tournament at Hackler Golf Course next Monday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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