Jonathan Griz earned medalist honors in helping Hilton Head Prep golf to a win in the inaugural Beaufort County Invitational.
The 54-hole tournament featured the six schools in Beaufort County and was held over three days at Golf Club of Indigo Run, Golden Bear and Cheechessee Golf Club. Hilton Head Prep finished with a 677, winning by nine shots over May River.
Griz earned medalist honors with a 219, five shots better than Beaufort’s Tommy Holloway and May River’s Brandon McBride.
Team scores: Hilton Head Prep 677; May River 686; Hilton Head Christian 707; Beaufort 708; Hilton Head Island 727; Bluffton 821.
Individual scores: Jonathan Griz (HHP) 219; Tommy Holloway (Beaufort HS) 224; Brandon McBride (May River) 224; JT Herman (HHP) 227; Drew Weary May River 229; Danny Azallion (HHCA) 230; Aidan McClosky (HHP) 231; Charlie Farrell (HHHS) 233; Andrew Swanson (May River 233); Derek Bunce (HHHS) 238; Ricky Weathers (Bluffton) 240
Hilton Head Island 17, James Island 2
Whit Molloy scored six goals and had one assist as the Seahawks improved to 3-0 on the season.
Also scoring for the Seahawks were junior Jake Rader (one goal and three assists), Will Frith, (three goals and one assist), Max Boyer, (two goals and two assists), Chaz Renaud (three goals and one assist); Kyle Kirkpatrick (two goals) and Reed Parker (one assist).
Defensively, the Seahawks were anchored by seniors Colin Courtney, who had 12 ground balls and Chris Valentino, who finished with four saves.
Beaufort 3, Bluffton 2
Connor Sackman’s goal in overtime gave the Eagles the win over the Bobcats.
Ethan Mckenzie led Beaufort with two goals and assisted on the game-winning goal. Bryce Hage came up big in this defensive battle, recording nine saves for Beaufort.
Patrick Henry 18, John Paul II 9
Jasmine Hamilton drove in two runs and Macy Sauls had an RBI in the loss for John Paul II.
Beaufort’s Kegan Crowell was named the winner of the Jonathan Peck Skills for Life Award at the team’s football banquet.
The award is in honor of the late Jon Peck, who was also an avid football supporter and recognizes an outstanding student athlete who exemplifies the traits that Peck had – a positive attitude, ability to get along with everyone, spirituality, appearance, communication skills, and having a plan for improving themselves in academics and in life.
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