The Hilton Head Island High School golf team was without its top player Monday but still finished strong.
The Seahawks finished runner-up at the Class 3-A Lower State tournament at Coastal Carolina's Hackler Course, shooting a 309 team score to finish five shots behind Lower State champion St. James.
North Myrtle Beach finished third at 311.
The Seahawks were playing without freshman Andrew Orischak, who was medalist at the U.S. Open local qualifier held Monday at Long Cove Club.
In his place, Hilton Head High's Travis Mancill shot 72 and tied for medalist honors with St. James' Alan Crum. Other Seahawks scores were: Gavin Lindstrom 72, Patrick Hall 81 and Charles Farrell 81.
Hilton Head High will compete for the Class 3-A championship May 19-20 at the Members Club at Wildewood.
Orischak should be back after firing a competitive course record 65 on Monday at Long Cove.
"It was really nice of (coach Rawn Grant) to let me try and qualify," Orischak said. "I definitely wish I could have been playing with the team."
Thomas Sumter Academy 7, Thomas Heyward Academy 2: The Rebels dropped the first game of their best-of-three SCISAA championship series at Thomas Sumter.
Thomas Heyward will try to even the series tonight at home at 6 p.m.
The Rebels might be without Sydney Glassberg, who was 2 for 3 but collided with catcher Hannah Cannon and was treated for a possible concussion Monday night, Rebels coach Bob Layman said. Cannon was 1 for 3 with a double.
Morgan Peeples also doubled and drove in a run for Thomas Heyward. Selice Daley pitched, striking out five and allowing a walk.
Liz Bunton and Laynee Bryan also had hits for the Rebels.
"We gave up a lot of silly runs," Layman said. "You don't win games with that many mistakes."
Battery Creek 5, Marion 3: Battery Creek won on the road to open the Class 2-A playoffs.
Taniqua Mungin scored four goals for the Dolphins, and Breanna Tolbert added another. Taylor Jones had 15 saves in the net.
The Dolphins play at Academic Magnet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Dolphins got off to a slow start. Battery Creek coach Ted Wagner blamed it on the three-hour bus ride.
"The girls just couldn't wake up," he said. "We played like we were half asleep. But we got it together."
Hilton Head Island 6, Socastee 0: The Seahawks advance to host the winner of Brookland-Cayce and Crestwood.
Hilton Head Island 4, Socastee 3: The Seahawks (17-2) sneaked by on the road to open the Class 3-A playoffs and will host Wilson at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
"It will be a challenge on Wednesday, but this was a tougher match than what we're likely to see," Hilton Head High coach Jennifer Weitekapmer said.
Singles: No. 1 -- Kyle Barr (SOC) def. Tate Steinhour 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 -- Britton Bellamy (SOC) def. Mitchell Brockman 4-6, 6-3, 10-8; No. 3 -- Matt Oliver (HHH) def. Coste deVaul by forfeit; No. 4 -- Will Danzell (HHH) def Ethan Smith 6-4, 6-0; No. 5 -- Stevie DeVincentis def. Noah Johnson 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.
Doubles: No. 1 Barr/Bellamy def. Steinhour/Brockman 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 -- Brad Malool/Ian Schenkel def. Caleb Bellamy/Brent Glasgow 7-5, 6-4.