Girls Golf Wins Fourth Straight Region Title

For the fourth straight season, the St. Joseph’s girls golf team has won the Region championship.

Led by the stellar play of Emma Curran and Kaitlyn Dumit, the Knights posted a 340 total Monday at Links O’Tryon in Gowensvill at the Region I-AA tournament. That was 21 shots better than runnerup and host Landrum.

Curran and Dumit posted a 76 and a 77, respectively. Sophomore Reagan Lillibridge shot a fine 83 while eighth-grader Marett Cole used her “magic” putting to post a 104. Peyton Gillespie of Christ Church shot a 1-under 71 to win the Region Player of the Year honor. Curran and Dumit finished second and third in the individual standings earning all-Region honors. Lillibridge also made the all-Region team.

Finishing third in the team standings was CCES at 366 while Greer Middle College shot a 377. Southside Christian was a distant fifth at 465.

Next up for the Knights is the Upstate Qualifier at Boscobel Oct. 15. If SJCS shoots lower than 400, it will advance to the AAA tournament set for Carolina Springs in Fountain Inn Oct. 22-23.