LAKE WYLIE — Lake Pointe Academy has captured its first state high school golf championship. The Lake Wylie school came out on top in division 1-A play of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, defeating Fort Mill’s Walnut Grove Christian.
While the tournament was held in Greenwood at The Links at Stoney Point, the competition was local, since both teams qualifying for the head-to-head 1-A match were from York County.
Combining for the win for the Mariners were Sam Maurer, Caleb Willingham, David Kidd and Mitchell Chalker.
Out of the battle, Walnut Grove’s Ryan Shannon was the low individual scorer.
Excellent scores from among the middle players pushed Lake Pointe on to victory.
First-year coach Rob Yeager said Lake Pointe’s players gave themselves the opportunity for the championship through individual practice and a team focus on improved short game play.
In addition to Shannon, Walnut Grove’s team included Drew Lynch, Melodie Verkennes and Tanner Jobson.