High School Sports

Prep roundup, Oct. 8: HHCA finishes fourth in SCISAA girls golf

Hilton Head Christian Academy eighth-grader Anna Lesemann Eddy shot an 84 Monday at the Orangeburg Country Club to finish fifth at the SCISAA Girls Golf State Championship and lead the Eagles to a fourth-place finish.

Lesemann Eddy earned all-state honors for the second straight season by virtue of her fifth-place finish.

Pinewood Prep, behind medalist Katelyn Dambaugh, who shot 71, won its third straight title with a score of 330. Hammond was second at 414, followed by Wilson Hall at 434 and Hilton Head Christian at 443.

"They played well," Eagles coach Doug Langhals said. "It played really tough today. It was 55-60 degrees, rainy and windy. They hung in there in light of the circumstances. For a couple of them, it was their first time even playing 18 holes."

Of the five girls Langhals played, four -- Lesemann Eddy, Jamie Hubbard (103), Jordan Foster (122) and Molly Lucci (134) -- are eighth-graders and one -- Bethany Bunce (136) -- is just a seventh-grader.

"It's been a good season," Langhals said. "We started with a lot of girls that had never played golf before. If they stick with it, we'll have a really good team down the road. I was real proud of them. They continued to improve."

Langhals had praise for Lesemann Eddy, in particular.

"She is doing a phenomenal job. She is one of those kids that loves being out on the course, and loves practicing," Langhals said. "If you talked to her, she'd tell you she was frustrated because a two or three where she didn't play well and gave away a few shots.

"But we've got a bunch of girls that are just learning golf, and as a girl who plays at the all-state level, she did a great job being a team leader, just helping them along and helping them learn."

Dambaugh was named the SCISAA girls golfer of the year.


Battery Creek 3, Wade Hampton 1: The Dolphins (14-6, 9-3 Region 6-AA) beat Wade Hampton in four sets, 23-25, 25-12, 25-18, 26-24, behind Sara Anderson's six aces, 11 kills and two digs and Tina Kwok's 15 aces, three kills and nine digs.

Other Battery Creek contributors included Aujena Mungin (six kills and four digs), Walicia Patterson (four kills and a dig), Kelsey Poole (an ace, a kill and four digs), La'Schirrae Morrall (10 blocks and two kills) and Teniellia Leak (two aces, three blocks and 11 kills).

The Dolphins host Beaufort Academy and Beaufort High at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Colleton County 3, Whale Branch 1: The Warriors lost 27-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13-25 to fall to 19-6 and 7-1 in Region 5-A.