Led by sophomore Phoebe Carles, Clinton High’s golf team finished fourth in the Region 3-3A Tournament at Three Pines in Woodruff, thus advancing to the Upper State tourney on May 8 at Chester Golf Club.
Carles shot 77, placing her third overall, 10 strokes behind the medalist, Woodruff’s Daniel Brasington. Cates made the all-region team along with Brasington, David Yarbray and Trey Howard for the Wolverines; Jacob Bridgeman and Ethan Holcombe of Chapman; Broome’s Samuel Wyatt and Mid-Carolina’s P.J. Jacobs.
Woodruff ran away with the overall title, shooting a cumulative 306 to Chapman’s 329. Mid-Carolina joined Clinton as the other Upper State qualifiers.