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Boiling Springs girls take second at state tourney

By C.R Cumbee

Staff Writer

Boiling SpringsKyle Scruggs has built the Boiling Springs girls’ golf team into a contender during his six years in charge. The Bulldogs have finished no worse than fourth in the state over the last four seasons, including a runner-up finish to Lexington at the Class 5A state tournament in October.

Boiling Springs shot a two-day total of 655 and improved by 17 strokes from its first round to the second.

“Being this young, I see us competing for state championships the next several years. This is such a good group,” Scruggs said. “That first day, we did not play well. The second day, the girls seemed to settle in and they played a lot better.”

After earning the first region championship in school history a year ago, the Bulldogs repeated that feat in 2017 and also added another accomplishment to their resume, winning the Upper State championship for the first time.

Boiling Springs had no seniors in its starting lineup, which bodes well for the future. Junior Amber Amaker played the majority of the year at No. 1 and scored an average of 78 this year. She shot 160 at the state tournament, which was ninth overall, placing her on the all-state team.

“She was happy to make all-state, but I think she knew that she didn’t play as good as she can either,” Scruggs said.

Eighth-grader Sydney Roberts and seventh-grader Madison Dixon tied for 20th place after recording a score of 166 while freshman Isabella Britt and sophomore Caitlyn Cash were one stroke behind in a tie for 24th place. Along with Amaker, each starter was an All-Region selection.

“I think they’ll all go on to the next level and play college golf,” Scruggs said. “There’s a lot of potential all the way down the line. Next year they could be averaging 75 or lower.”

Danielle Cobb was only one senior on the roster for Boiling Springs this fall. Junior Allison Starnes, sophomores Gracie Green and Kyleigh Antley, and seventh-grader Olivia Ireland will look to push for playing time next season.

In other news, the Boiling Springs football team narrowly missed out on a playoff berth, ending their season at 6-4 overall. The Bulldogs were 1-3 in region play, putting them in a three-way tie with Byrnes and Spartanburg for third place, but were left out of the postseason due to the tiebreaker scenario.

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