Bluffton High School’s Sophia Burnett finished fourth overall and led the Bobcats’ girls golf team to a fourth-place finish among 15 teams in the Lady Patriot Invitational on Sunday and Monday at the Golf Club at Wescott Plantation in Summerville.
Burnett shot even-par 144 over 36 holes on the 5,072-yard track, while St. James’ Smith Knaffle ran away with the individual title by shooting 10-under par over two rounds and 8-under 64 in the final round.
The Bobcats shot 330 in the first round and 324 in the final round for a 36-hole total of 654. Lexington won the team crown at 589, edging St. James by six shots.
May River High School (681) was eighth, and Hilton Head Island High School (739) finished 11th.
Bluffton’s Camila Burnett (14th) and May River’s Kathryn Thorne (T-18th) also posted top-20 finishes.
Lexington 589, St. James 595, Blythewood 634, Bluffton 654, Wando 658, River Bluff 675, Fort Dorchester 680, May River 681, Carolina Forest 690, Bishop England 700, Hilton Head Island 739, AC Flora 782, Stratford 882, Summerville 915, West Florence 945
Bluffton: 4. Sophia Burnett 71-73—144; 14. Camila Burnett 81-74—155; T32. Kaylia McIntyre 85-89—174; T42. Brilee Larson 93-88—181; 51. Lexi Adams 101-93—194
May River: T18. Kathryn Thorne 82-76—158; 28. Molly Minasi 89-80—169; T32. Sydney Bowes 84-90—174; T37. Hannah Harris 91-89—180; T75. Maya Williams 128-125—253
Hilton Head Island: 23. Emma Hayward 78-86—164; T37. Morgan Caramello 91-89—180; T44. Megan Ferguson 96-88—184; 62. Julia Cardozo 114-99—213; 65. McKenzie Bradley 112-115—227
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