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."
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.