Tuscola wins national tourneyPlanchock co-medalist, Mountaineers beat second place North Augusta (GA) Fox Creek
PAWLEYS ISLAND, South Carolina — PAWLEYS ISLAND, South Carolina — The Tuscola varsity boys golf team is one of the best teams in the state and now the Mountaineers are one of the best teams in the country.
Tuscola teed it up against a 28-team national field and won the Palmetto High School Golf Championship.
The event was hosted by the True Blue Golf Club and the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. These outstanding courses are rated number three and four in a state with a very large number of golf courses.
“This was a big stage for our team and our boys played great,” said Tuscola Head Coach Aaron Smith. “This should help us get ready for the conference finals, the Regionals and hopefully another shot at the state championship in Pinehurst.”
In the final round, which was played at the Caledonia Golf and Fishing Club, Tuscola shot a 302 to beat second place Providence (MN) Academy and the Warrior Golf Academy by 19 strokes. Charlotte Country Day finished fourth, 25 shots behind the Mountaineers.
On the final day, junior Isley McClure shot a sizzling 71, while Danny Planchock carded a 76, Davis Reynolds finished at 77 and Sam Cox shot a 78.
On the first day of competition at the True Blue Golf Club, Tuscola shot 315, which qualified the Mountaineers for the first flight.
The next day, the 15-team first flight played a 36-hole tournament and Tuscola’s first round 306 put the Mountaineers at the top of the leaderboard with a four shot lead over second place North Augusta (GA) Fox Creek HS and a six-shot advantage over third place over Plymouth (MN) Providence Academy.
Planchock topped the individual leaderboard with an impressive 2-under par 70. McClure finished with a 78 followed by Reynolds and Asher Boyd carded a 79 each.
Medalist honors for the first flight tournament was shared by Planchock and Fox Creek’s Colin Trahan from Fox Creek, who finished the two rounds with a 146 each.
McClure was third with a two day total of 149.