Led by individual medalist Jeep Patrick, Hilton Head Prep golfers scored a big victory in the first Region 4 SCISA golf game of the season on Wednesday at Fripp Island Club’s Ocean Creek course.
Patrick shot a 1-over-par-37 over nine holes to earn medalist honors by one stroke over John Paul II’s Gabe Schmitz, and the Dolphins’ team total of 156 was good for a 14 win. hits on Heritage Academy. Holy Trinity finished third at 177.
Hilton Head Prep posted solid scores throughout the lineup as all five of its golfers finished in the top 10. Patrick led the way, but JP Carr and Chase Horn each shot 39 to tie for third place with Heritage Academy’s Michael Gavin, Tripp Hedden was eighth with a 41, and Max Diamond, whose score was subtracted from the Dolphins’ team total, shot 42 to tie for ninth with Holy Trinity’s Luke Simonis .
The fledgling Heritage program had a strong performance, as Gavin tied for third and Sepp Pearson was one stroke behind, tied for sixth with a 40. Sam Hodgkins (45) and Thomas Ludwig (46) completed the scoring for the Stingrays.
The young side from Holy Trinity also had a good outing, as Simonis cracked the top 10, and Barnes Gooding (43) and Bray Sheehan (44) were just outside. Cross Episcopal’s Dylan Forscroft also finished just outside the top 10 with a 43.
Schmitz’s strong round led John Paul II (191) to a fourth-place finish, while Jack Carter Worrell (44) led Beaufort Academy’s fifth-place finish (197). Brady Bagenstose shot 49 to lead Hilton Head Christian Academy (208). Bethesda Academy (243) struggled, but Quentin Brooks carded a 40 to tie in sixth place.
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