Two golfers who will play collegiately in South Carolina won their respective divisions Thursday in the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea at the Country Club of Charleston.
Zachary Reuland of Rock Hill, who has committed to play for the College of Charleston, won the boys division with a 54-hole total of 11-under-par 202, and Clemson-bound Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., won the girls division with a three-day score of 202.
Reuland, a rising high school senior, posted a final-round 71 and finished three shots in front of J.T. Herman of Hilton Head and four in front of Lleyton Renner of Simpsonville and Gene Zeigler of Florence.
Reuland had an eight-shot lead after making the turn at 4-under 32, but difficulties on the back nine allowed fellow competitors to close the gap. Reuland double-bogeyed the par-3 11th and also had bogeys on 14 and 18 for a closing 39.
Herman had birdies on 15 and 18 to close the gap and finish second. But the biggest charge came from Renner, who was 7-under with six birdies, an eagle and one bogey through 15 holes. But Renner double-bogeyed the 16th and bogeyed 17 to drop back into a tie for third with Zeigler.
Schuster, who will be a junior when she returns to high school this month, finished four shots ahead of Bluffton’s Sophia Burnett and five in front of Savannah Hylton of Hilton Head.
Schuster had two birdies and two bogeys on each nine for an even-par round. Burnett, who started the day six shots behind Schuster, picked up two shots with a 34 on the back nine but was unable to gain any ground on the closing nine. Hylton managed only one birdie over the final round while making five bogeys to finish third.