Durham Academy Rallies From 3-Stroke Deficit, Wins Palmetto High School Golf Championship

April 4, 2015

Durham Academy won the 2015 Palmetto HS Golf ChampionshipDurham Academy entered the final round tied for fourth, three strokes behind Edmond North, but three of its four players shot par or better, led by Allen Smith’s 2-under par 70.

East Rowan’s Nick Lyerly captured medalist honors after shooting a 1-under par 71, good for a two-day total of 5-under par 139. Lyerly finished three strokes better than Jesuit’s Grant Glorioso, who shot the low round of the day with a 68 on Saturday.

Myrtle Beach and Waccamaw finished at 626 and tied for 11th.

Edmund Burke Academy, led by Jay Mobley who finished even par for the event and captured medalist honors in the flight, won the first flight with a 632. Socastee finished fourth.  (Final First Flight Results)

The Palmetto is a 54-hole, college-style event that allows high school teams to test themselves against opponents from across the nation.

Teams opened play with a qualifying round on the West Course at Pearl Golf Links. Teams were then flighted, according to score, for the final 36 holes of competition. The final two rounds were played on the Panther’s Run and Lion’s Paw courses.

Current PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler and Harris English are among the Palmetto’s most distinguished alums.

Teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, New Jersey, California, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia will be competing in the Palmetto this year.