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  • Writer's pictureJustin Jarrett

Byrd, Frederica top Lowcountry HS Invitational

Hilton Head Prep finished fifth and Beaufort High was sixth in a strong 10-team field at the Lowcountry Invitational high school boys golf tournament played Monday at Berkeley Hall and Tuesday at Chechessee Creek Club.

Frederica Academy won the team title with a scorching two-day total of 422, carding matching 211 team scores each day to cruise to a 19-shot win over Porter-Gaud (441). Bishop England (444) and AC Flora (448) were right on the Cyclones’ heels, with Hilton Head Prep (466) and Beaufort High (471) in fifth and sixth. May River (498), Hilton Head Christian Academy (501), Hilton Head High (511), and Bluffton (528) rounded out the field.

Frederica’s Jackson Byrd, the son of former Clemson star and PGA Tour veteran Jonathan Byrd, carded two stellar rounds, shooting 65 and 67 to win by seven shots over Porter-Gaud’s Lucas Acevedo (71-68).

Beaufort High’s Jerry Bruns was the only Lowco golfer to crack the top 10, tying for ninth with a 36-hole total of 150 after carding a 73 in the final round, with help from Simon McAlister (159), Jack Lubkin (162), and Jack Sumner (170).

Tag Graziano (155) led Hilton Head Prep to its fifth-place finish, with Cade Kriscunas and Jack Crousore posting matching 157s, and Garret Fader (164) rounding out the lineup.

Bluffton’s Jones Saylor missed the top 10 by one shot, posting rounds of 78 and 73, while Landry Williams (160) led May River, Nolan Hawkins (162) led the way for Hilton Head High, and Sean Engler (163) was the top finisher for HHCA.

Team Results

1. Frederica Academy 211-211—422

2. Porter-Gaud 223-218—441

3. Bishop England 224-220—444

4. AC Flora 223-225—448

5. Hilton Head Prep 233-233—466

6. Beaufort High 241-230—471

7. May River 252-246—498

8. HHCA 257-244—501

9. Hilton Head High 257-254—511

10. Bluffton 268-260—528

Individual Top 10

1. Jackson Byrd, FA, 132

2. Lucas Acevedo, PG, 139

3. Jack Roberts, FA, 141

3. Luke Walmet, BE, 141

5. Rowan Sullivan, PG, 145

6. Coleman Ferguson, ACF, 146

7. Burch Harrison, ACF, 149

7. Aarnau Nath, FA, 149

9. Daniel Donato, BE, 150

10. Jerry Bruns, BHS, 150



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