GA golf

Glynn Academy golfer Gray Johnston tees off on hole 14 at Retreat Golf Course Monday.

Glynn Academy won the team and individual competition Monday during the Golden Isles Invitational golf tournament at Sea Island’s Retreat Course.

The team format pitted five golfers from each team in the field in a 3 p.m. shotgun start, with the top four scores counted in the team event.

Before the tournament, Red Terrors’ coach Mike Zito predicted the winning team will likely post an aggregate score between 300 and 305.

Instead, a hard wind blowing 15 to 20 mph made playing conditions difficult, with many scores in the 80s and 90s, with a few golfers posting scores higher than 100.

“It was pretty brutal,” Zito said. “This was the most brutal playing conditions of the year. The wind took the ball all over the place.”

The Red Terrors scored 313 in the team event in the winning effort — five strokes better than the 318 posted by Pierce and Camden counties. Pierce was awarded second place based on the tiebreaker of the low score of the fifth golfers competing for each team.

Terrors’ golfer Gray Johnston won the low medalist award, posting the low score of 74, followed by a score of 76 by Terrors’ freshman Carson Stroud.

Despite the tough weather conditions, Zito said nobody could blame the golf course itself.

“The golf course was in absolute, perfect condition,” he said. “The kids were loving it.”

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