OKATIE, SC (July 30, 2023) – The winning team of the GA-SC Team matches is team South Carolina after winning six of the eight matches on Sunday for a 6.5 – 1.5 edge and an overall victory of 12 – 4 at Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, SC. Team South Carolina last took the title in 2021 when it was played at Greenville Country Club’s Riverside course in Greenville, SC.
Scoring & Results
The South Carolina team got off to a quick start winning the first four matches of the day.
Coleman Ferguson led the way with a 4&2 victory to pace a great day for South Carolina. Ashton Eubanks followed with a 3&2 victory.
Harris Holstein closed out the win with a birdie on 15 to win 4&3.
Lucas Acevedo made a 10-foot putt on 18 to win his match 1 up.
Thomas Lamar was the lone defeat of the day with a hard-fought loss on 17.
Waymon Thomas battled his opponent all the way to the last hole to end in a tie.
The final two matches ended in South Carolina’s favor with Logan Lutz winning 2&1 and Michael Gavin cruising to a 6&5 victory.
The final result of 12-4 was a record victory for team South Carolina.
With this victory, the Georgia team now holds a 26-18-4 advantage in the overall competition.
About the GA-SC Team Challenge Matches
Forty-Eight years ago, Pete Cox of the Georgia State Golf Association and Charles Rountree, Jr. of the South Carolina Golf Association formalized the idea of the GA - SC team matches. The winning team has their victory inscribed on the beautiful Rountree - Cox trophy that was donated by the Rountree family. Every junior golfer that has participated in the 48-year-old competition will find his name on the trophy with his teammates. Teams from both states were selected by accepting the top eight finishers at each state's Junior Championship.