High School Golf

Bluffton girls finish 3rd at state golf tournament

Brandi Hammonds finishes 5th individually

info@islandpacket.comOctober 31, 2012 

Bluffton finished third Tuesday at the Class 4-A Girls Golf Championship at The Country Club of Lexington.

The Bobcats, 58-5 this season, finished behind runaway winner Lexington and Spartanburg with a two-day total of 671, 64 shots off the lead..

"It was really tough," Bluffton coach David Crosby said. "The first day was 35 mph winds with 40 mph gusts. It was awful. Today was probably 25 to 30 mph winds and cold."

Crosby said the Bobcats knew Lexington was likely out of their reach and had set their sights on second but came up short.

" For moving to 4-A, I don't think we can really complain," Crosby said. "Our goal was second place, really. We fought hard.

Brandi Hammonds finished fifth to earn All-State honors, which are bestowed upon the top 10 individuals.

"It's a high honor to finish fifth out of a field of those players," Crosby said. "We had a great season. I had no complaints. I have a very good team."

Team Scores

Lexington 607, Spartanburg 650, Bluffton 671, South Pointe 684, Easley 698, South Aiken 701, Wade Hampton 705, Dorman 722, Boiling Springs 740, TL Hanna 748, Spring Valley 754, Carolina Forest 759, Dutch Fork 764, Wando 800, Fort Dorchester 810, Aiken 858.

Individual Top 10

1. Sydney Legacy, Lexington 711-73--144

2. Taylor Dodson, South Aiken 74-71--145

3. Lauren Stephenson, Lexington 74-73--147

4. Katy Funk, Spartanburg 72-76--148

5. Brandi Hammonds, Bluffton 77-72--149

6. Kelli Murphy, Lugoff-Elgin 73-77--150

7. Hailey Cleary, Lexington 76-75--151

8. Chandler Case, South Pointe 77-77--154

9. Abby Driscoll, Byrnes 80-75--155

T10. Natalie Srinivasen, Dorman 77-79--156

T10. Riley Lovorn, TL Hanna 73-83--156

Bluffton individuals

5. Brandi Hammonds 77-72--149

T15. Kasidy Beckel 83-78--161

T15. Kylie Nizolek 80-81--161

T64. Kathryn Thorne 101-107--208

T67. Hayley Trimmer 112-99--211

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