The Clover High School boys’ golf team began the season in rebuilding mode and finished near the top of the region.
The Blue Eagles placed second in the Region 3-AAAA Tournament, hosted by Nation Ford at Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill.
“We were in contention after the first 18 holes, but we could not catch a strong Gaffney team for the region championship,” said CHS golf head coach Eric Harper. “With our second-place finish in the region, we get to tee it up again on May 11 at the Upper State tournament in Easley.”
Harper added: “Andrew White and Nathan Boepple played well at the region tournament. I look forward to seeing how they lead our team against the top talent in the upper state."
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Each team consists of five players in the region tournament format for the 36-hole event, with the best four scores accounting for the team total in each round.
White paced the scoring for the Blue Eagle golfers, with a 75 first-round score and 72 for the second round, for a 147 total. He finished second overall.
Boepple shot a 75 in the first round and 80 in the second round for a 155 total. He fiunished fifth overall.
Rounding out the scoring for the Blue Eagle golf team were Jake Row, 81-79-160; Austin Walker, 79-82-161; and Bryce Allen, 89-85-174.
Harper lauded White and Boepple for being named to the all-region team, which includes the best eight scores of the tournament.
Harper is hoping the Blue Eagle golfers will continue their late-season emergence when the team travels to Smithfield Country Club in Easley Monday for the Upper State tournament.