Nation Ford’s Ben Mills led the Falcons to a fifth-place finish in the 5A state championship in Spartanburg.

SPARTANBURG – The Nation Ford Falcons finished fifth overall in the 5A state golf tournament in the Emerald City Tuesday.  

Nation Ford shot a 303 on day two of the two-day tournament held at the Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg. Nation Ford shot a two-day total of 602 (299-303) and was 22 shots behind winner TL Hanna, who had a two-day total of 580.  

On day two, both Ben Mills and Justin Wosje led the Falcons with a two-over par 74. Both shot a 39 on the front and a 35 on the back. Mills finished 12th overall in the tournament and Wosje finished 18th overall. Ben Wakefield shot a 77 (37-40) on day two and finished 15th overall. Carter Smith rounded out the scoring with a 79 (40-39). 

For Fort Mill, the Jackets took seventh place with a 306 on Tuesday. They shot a total of 611 (305-306) over the tournament.  

Cam Baker led Fort Mill finishing with a two-over 74 (36-38) on day two and was third overall in the tournament.  Parker Harrigan finished with a one-under 71 (34-37) and then Baker Tolentino shot an 80 (40-40) for Fort Mill. Austin Anderson finished the scoring with an 81 (41-40) for the Jackets.  

Both Baker and Harrigan made the All-State team and Baker was selected to play in the North-South golf tournament.

At the 4A tournament in North Augusta, Catawba Ridge’s OT Mitchell shot a 72 (36-35) to finish plus one on day two of the tournament. The score was enough to give him a two-day total of 142 (70-72) as he was the only golfer in the tournament to finish exactly at even par. The score was good enough for him to make the All-State team as he finished eighth overall in the tournament.

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Fort Mill’s Cam Baker led the Jackets at the 5A golf tournament and finished third overall in the standings.
Catawba Ridge’s OT Mitchell finished eighth in the 4A state championship in North Augusta.