Union County High School golfer Jordan Crumpton won the Upperstate Medalist honors with a score of 73 and went on to compete in the State competition in Mytle Beach where he finished the course with scores of 82 and 87.
While Crumpton’s individual scores were the best in the Upperstate tournament, the Jackets team as a whole came up one shot shy of advancing to State.
“I was so proud of how Jordan played in the Upperstate tournament,” said Coach Will Hickson. “He performed at a very high level in a pressure packed atmosphere.”
Crumpton finished first out of 83 competitors and Hickson said that is quite an accomplishment.
“Jordan has really stepped his game up the last few weeks,” said Hickson. “I am disappointed we did not make it as a team but proud of our guys and how they battled, pulled for each other and worked as hard as the did.”
Crumpton has been invloved in golf for as long as he can remember. His grandpa, Don Hines, first exposed Crumpton to the sport as a young child.
“I’d come out to the course with him and watch,” said Crumpton. “Every now and then he’d let me hit a few balls. Now he comes out there and watches me.”
While Crumpton didn’t play as well as he’d have liked in the State tournament, Hickson said he represented Union County High School in a very positive way and that he should be proud.
Crumpton plans to continue playing golf at the collegiate level with offers from Limestone and Spartanburg Methodist College.
“I haven’t decided where I’m going yet,” said Crumpton. “But I know I’ll be playing golf.”
Hickson wanted to thank his senior players, Crumpton and Billy Weibley, for all they’ve done for the golf program.
“They are great leaders that we will truly miss.”