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Prep Roundup, Feb. 28: HHCA's Crowe leading Golf Etc. Invitational at 4 under

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 1, 2014 

Solheim Cup Golf

Europe's Jodi Ewart Shadoff from England hits from a green side trap on the 16th hole during a foursome match in the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Parker, Colo. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

ED ANDRIESKI — File -- The Associated Press

Hilton Head Christian Academy's Trace Crowe shot 4 under par Friday in the opening round of the Golf Etc. High School Invitational to take the early lead at the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Crowe holds a three-shot lead over Greenwood's Mason Piontek. Hilton Head Island High's Andrew Orischak is another shot back after shooting even par on Day 1 of the 54-hole tournament. The locals had a strong opening round, as Bluffton's Alec Weary and Beaufort High's Josh Fickes also found their way into the top 10 after carding 1 over rounds Friday.

The tournament, which runs through Sunday, features 23 schools from around South Carolina. The second round tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Golf Etc. High School Invitational

Friday's leading scores, at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island:

Trace Crowe, HHCA -4

Mason Piontek, Greenwood -1

Andrew Orischak, HHH E

Jonathan Hardee, Riverside E

Weston Sanders, Emerald E

Matt Goodman, Johns Creek E

Alec Weary, Bluffton +1

Alex Handy, South Aiken +1

Josh Fickes, Beaufort High +1

Rhett Merritt, Wren +1


Ashley Hall 2, Hilton Head Prep 1: The Dolphins opened their season with a loss in Charleston. Charlotte Covington scored the only goal for Hilton Head Prep, which will be off until March 11, when it will host St. Andrew's.

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