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Fort Mill edges Nation Ford, falls to Clover and Lancaster

Cam Marshall, who shot a 43, tees off for Fort Mill last week.
Cam Marshall, who shot a 43, tees off for Fort Mill last week.

The Fort Mill golf team edged rivals Nation Ford at the Fort Mill Golf Club, but dropped a three-way match to Clover last week.

New Fort Mill head boys’ golf coach Justin Dye got his first win as the Jackets beat Nation Ford 168-170, but lost to Clover by 10 strokes.

Fort Mill was led by rounds of 40 from senior Ryan Seco and a 40 from eighth grader Michael Wheeler. Cam Marshall shot a 43 and Tyler Patterson shot 45 for the Jackets to finish out the scoring.

Dye said expectations were high for the Fort Mill team this season.

“We should be in pretty good shape,” he said. “We have a good mixture of veterans and young guys.”

Earlier in the week, Fort Mill lost a close match to Lancaster 159-162.

For the Falcons, head coach Richard Hilton is also optimistic.

“This is one of the best teams I have has in the past three years,” he said. “It should be a really good year.”

Against Fort Mill, Nation Ford was led by a 39 from Nolan Wood. Jake Norwood then shot a 43 for Nation Ford and David King and Reed Strawhorn shot rounds of 44 to finish off the scoring for the Falcons.

Earlier in the week, Nation Ford finished second in a three-way match against Northwestern and South Point after shooting a 169.

Up next for Fort Mill is the Magnolia Invitational, a two-day tournament at the Beech Creek Golf Course and then a match at the Rock Hill Country Club against Rock Hill High Thursday.

Nation Ford is also scheduled to participate in the Magnolia Invitational as well as have a home match at Springfield Golf Club against York this week.

Mac Banks:, @MacBanksFM