Eagles’ McAlister ties for top spot at Pinecrest

Bluffton’s Jones Saylor and Beaufort High’s Simon McAlister set the pace with sterling rounds of 2-under 34 to share medalist honors, but a steady effort from May River led the Sharks to a five-shot win over Beaufort and Hilton Head High in a four-team Region 7-4A boys golf meet Thursday at Pinecrest Golf Club in Bluffton.

Saylor and McAlister had to go low to edge May River’s Braydon O’Leary (35) by one shot for medalist honors, but Landry Williams (36), Nick Nelson (38), and Conrad Gall (41) put together solid outings to help the Sharks claim the team title. O’Leary finished third and Williams tied for fourth with Beaufort’s Jack Lubkin.

Hilton Head High had four golfers crack the top 10 individually, as Nolan Hawkins (37) led the way in sixth, Ben Batson (38) tied for seventh with Nelson, and Jackson Crouch and Logan Kriney carded 40s to tie for ninth with Beaufort’s Jack Sumner and Bluffton’s Jackson Sacha.

Team Scores

May River (150): Braydon O’Leary 35, Landry Williams 36, Nick Nelson 38, Conrad Gall 41

HHIHS (155): Nolan Hawkins 37, Ben Batson 38, Jackson Crouch 40, Logan Kriney 40

Beaufort (155): Simon McAlister 34, Jack Lubkin 36, Jack Sumner 40, Gus Christian 45

Bluffton (166): Jones Saylor 34, Jackson Sacha 40, Brady Sacha 45, Dane Scott 47

Top 10

T1. Jones Saylor 34 T1. Simon McAlister 34 3. Braydon O’Leary 35 T4. Landry Williams 36 T4. Jack Lubkin 36 6. Nolan Hawkins 37 T7. Nick Nelson 38 T7. Ben Batson 38 T9. Jackson Crouch 40 T9. Logan Kriney 40 T9. Jack Sumner 40 T9. Jackson Sacha 40

Mighty Lions set program-record, finish 3rd

Hilton Head Christian Academy boys golf posted an impressive team score of 149 to edge Heritage Academy and individual medalist Michael Gavin by one shot in a SCISA golf meet Thursday at the Legends of Parris Island. 

Gavin took the top individual honors with a scorching nine-hole score of 32, edging HHCA’s Sean Engler by one shot, but Sage Bradshaw (34), Phillip Court (39), and Brady Bagenstose (43) came through with strong rounds to help the Eagles come out on top. Holy Trinity was third with a program-best 152, followed by Beaufort Academy (177) and John Paul II (185). 

Team Scores

HHCA (149): Sean Engler 33, Sage Bradshaw 34, Phillip Court 39, Brady Bagenstose 43

Heritage (150): Michael Gavin 32, Sepp Pearson 37, Sam Hodgkins 40, Thomas Ludwig 41

HT (152): Bray Sheehan 34, Barnes Gooding 36, Will Schoen 40, Luke Simonis 42

BA (177): Jack Carter Worrell 41, Austin Ploss 43, Miles Spratling 46, Jackson Davis 47

JPII (185): Gabe Schmitz 36, Adrian Simmons 47, Freddie Weniger 48, Will Debrovner 54

Top 10

1. Michael Gavin 32. 2. Sean Engler 33. T3. Sage Bradshaw 34. T3. Bray Sheehan 34. T5. Barnes Gooding 36. T5. Gabe Schmitz 36. 7. Sepp Pearson 37. 8. Phillip Court 39. T9. Sam Hodgkins 40. T9. Will Schoen 

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