The Hilton Head Prep girls golf team captured the SCISA state championship Tuesday at The Members Club at Woodcreek Golf Course near Columbia.
The Dolphins shot a SCISA-record, 11-under 277 in the opening round Monday and then followed with a 294 to claim the title by 105 shots over second-place Cardinal Newman.
“I’m so proud of our girls. Not only did they play wonderful golf, but they carried themselves with such grace and dignity,” Hilton Head Prep coach Steve Moe said. “The first day of the state tournament was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had on a golf course. Watching three of my players shoot in the 60s and posting a 277 was incredible. They put in a lot of hard work in the weeks leading up to the tournament and it was exciting to see it pay off.”
Hilton Head Prep’s Sophia Burnett was the medalist for the tournament. Burnett shot a 7-under 65 in the opening round and a 3-under 69 in the second round to finish with a 10-under 134.
Hilton Head Prep’s Maddie Frank (143), Mackenzie Gallagher (143) and Camilla Burnett (151) also earned all-state honors for the tournament.
SCISA State Championship
At The Members Club at Wood Creek
Hilton Head Prep 571; Cardinal Newman 676; Pinewood Prep 730; Palmetto Christian 777; Ashley Hall 852; Porter-Gaud 864; Laurence Manning 885; Carolina Academy 893; Heathwood Hall 927; Northside Christian 933; Hammond 964; Hilton Head Christian 970
All-State: Sophia Burnett Hilton Head Prep 134; Lexi Bennett Laurence Manning 142; MacKenzie Gallagher Hilton Head Prep 143; Maddie Frank Hilton Head Prep 143; Camila Burnett Hilton Head Prep 151; Taylor Burch Cardinal Newman 152; Amelia Myers Augusta Christian 158