Originally created 05/12/00

S. Aiken holds 17 shot lead



GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Led by Tommy Faulk and Kevin Kisner, South Aiken stormed to a 17-shot lead after 36 holes in the S.C. Class AAAA high school golf tournament Thursday on the Furman University course.

South Aiken has a team total of 602 for the first 36 holes of the 54-hole tournament. The final 18 holes will be played today. North Augusta was second at 219 with Easley another shot back at 620.

Faulk and Kisner each had 36-hole scores of 149, and teammates Alex Hamilton and Dane Burkhart were at 152.

Greenwood's Emmett Turner is the individual leader at 139. His closest competitor is Easley's Matt Giffin at 147.

North Augusta won the Region 3-AAAA championship last week, with South Aiken second. Kisner was the region medalist.

South Aiken won the Joe Wyatt Invitational three weeks ago and was runner-up in the Southern Cross tournament a week later.

Team scores: South Aiken 602, North Augusta 619, Easley 620, Spartanburg 626, Hilton Head 633, Ridge View 634, Hillcrest 635, Gaffney 638, Summerville 639, Wando 650, Hartsville 657, Sumter 662, Socastee 665, James Island 680.

Individual: Emmett Turner, Greenwood, 139; Matt Giffin, Easey 147; Tommy Faulk, South Aiken 149; Kevin Kisner, South Aiken 149; Alex Hamilton, South Aiken, 152; Dane Burkhart South Aiken, 152.