In local girls high school golf the Lexington Wildcats Girls Golf team won their 12th state championship in the past 14 years. The Wildcats had a very impressive season winning nine out of ten tournaments. In the one tournament that they did not win they finished second to St James High School who ended up being the Class 4-A State Champions. In golf for a team to win one tournament in a season is a fantastic accomplishment, but to win nine is a very difficult task.

In high school golf teams playing in events consist of five to six players on each team playing as individuals and then putting together their four or five best scores, depending on the event, for a team total. So to have nine tournaments where your players put together their best scores to finish first nine times is a major accomplishment. A big congratulations to Emily Barnett, Caroline Bedenbaugh, Emily Beiers, Isabella Bernagozzie, Gracy Burgess, Kennedy Gooding, Abby Gore, Molly Hardwick, Isabella Rawl, Mallorie Rice, Hannah Stephenson and Karlee Vardas. Coach Brandon Smith has built quite the girls golf community in Lexington.

Speaking of golf communities, if you play golf try to find a golf community that meets your needs as a golfer. Finding a group to play and practice with will help you improve your golf game as well. There are a lot of great golf communities in the midlands area you just have to find the one that best fits you.

Also congratulation to these girls golf teams as they also had good performance in their state championships. In the Girls 5-A State Championship Lexington finished first, Blythewood finished third. In the Girls 4-A State Championship Chapin finished fifth and AC Flora finished tenth.

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission will have the Winter Youth Golf Tour’s registration December 3 at Seven Oaks Park. This program is for junior golfers from age 6 – 18 of all golf skill levels. Players are placed in divisions based on age and skill level and will play 9 holes on Sunday afternoons with a parent/guardian caddie. Grow Golf Now is a new Pee Wee League for kids ages 4-7. This pee wee league will take place on a course that is designed for kids this age to enjoy learning golf through play, no golf experience is required for the Pee Wee League. For more information on these programs please call the parks at 803-772-336 or 803-345-6181