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High school golf: South Pointe advances in girls 3A tournament

The South Pointe Stallions dominated the Class 3A Upper State Girls’ Golf Tournament on Monday at Village Green Golf Club in Spartanburg.

The Stallions fired a school-record 290 and easily advanced to next week’s two-day state tournament at Black Bear Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach.

Senior Jaelyn Tindal led the way for the Stallions with a four-under par 68. She was followed by sophomore Jodee Tindal, who carded a two-under par 70. Junior Whitney Carter and senior Ashlynn Mullis each had rounds of 76.

“We had a great day,” said South Pointe head coach Kim Case. “This is the first time this year we have had all four of our scores under 80.”

South Pointe’s previous school record was 307, and on Monday the Stallions broke that mark by 17 strokes.

“We are playing with a lot of confidence right now.” said Case. “We are continuing to improve as the year goes along. That was evident in the Upper State tournament.”

South Pointe finished 42 strokes ahead of second-place Travelers Rest. The Devildogs had a team score of 335. Eastside, Daniel, Pickens, Chapman, Wren and Walhalla completed the list of eight teams advancing to the state tournament.

Lancaster’s Baylee Evans carded a 72 to earn a ticket to North Myrtle Beach as an individual state qualifier. The Lancaster team failed to qualify.

In the Class 4A Upper State Tournament, the Easley Green Wave led eight teams advancing to the state tournament. Fort Mill, York and Northwestern failed to make the top eight. Northwestern finished ninth, barely missing the cut.

Clover’s Alyssa Campbell and York’s Sarah Smith both qualified as individuals for the Class 4A State Tournament.

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