News & ToursMay 20, 2015

Top South Carolina girls junior earns all-state honors in boys golf as well

Lauren Stephenson is a decorated junior golfer, ranking fifth nationally in the Polo Golf Junior Ranking after winning six AJGA titles in her career. Bound for Clemson in the fall, the 17-year-old uniquely added to her impressive resume on Tuesday when she earned all-state honors in South Carolina … in boys golf.

Stephenson finished fifth for the Lexington High boys team in the Class 4A Boys Championship, shooting 73-74 at Furman University G.C. She had already led the girls team to three straight 4A state titles and been a five-time all-state girls selection.

"I wanted to make [boys] all-state; that was the goal that I set," Stephenson told The State. It's definitely an exiting way to finish my high school golf."

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Stephenson could play on the boys team under state rules because the school's girls team has a season with eight or fewer matches. She joined the Lexington High boys team in 2014 and finished 20th at last year's State Championship.

Photo courtesy of AJGA

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