How good was high school girls golf in the Lowco last fall? Well, we expanded our All-Lowco first team to six players and still had to leave out an all-state performer.
Even with a small handful of area schools fielding girls teams, the depth of golf talent in the Lowco was on full display for the 2020 season, as two of those teams claimed state titles with thoroughly dominant performances. May River won the Class 4A crown by a whopping 36 shots, and Hilton Head Prep cruised to the SCISA 3A title by a 32-shot margin.
And those impressive team scores were, of course, fueled by tremendous individual performances, which we honor with the All-Lowco Girls Golf Team presented by PC Master with support from Brad Tufts, Hilton Head Prep Sports Performance Academy, and Bluffton Pest Control.
ALL-LOWCO FIRST TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Camila Burnett, Jr., HHP
There were plenty of legitimate contenders for the top honors on the Lowco links this season, but none made a stronger case than Burnett. She paced a dominant Hilton Head Prep team to the SCISA 3A title, winning medalist honors with a blistering 3-under-par 69, and she also posted a solid T-14 finish at the ultra-competitive WSCGA High School Invitational.
MacKenzie Gallagher, Sr., HHP
Burnett’s strongest competition this season usually came from her teammates, and Gallagher was always one of the top contenders. In fact, she led the Lowco contingent at the WSCGA High School Invitational, tying for third in the strong field, and she tied for second behind Burnett at the state meet with an even-par 72.
Kylie Bowes, Jr., MRHS
The younger Bowes sister anchored the Sharks throughout their undefeated run through Region 7-4A and captured medalist honors at the region and Lower State meets before claiming all-state honors with a fourth-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament.
Sydney Bowes, Sr., MRHS
The Sharks’ senior leader was a steady force all season, placing second at the region meet and third in the Lower State qualifier before leading May River with a runner-up finish at state to earn all-state honors before she sets off to start her collegiate career at Berry College.
Alexia Milbrandt, 8th, HHIHS
Milbrandt’s resume is plenty impressive enough even before you realize she’s not yet in high school. The eighth-grade phenom led the Seahawks all season, including third-place finishes in the region and state meet, leading to the first of what could be many all-state honors.
Bridget Wilkie, Fr., HHP
Another standout with plenty of eligibility left, the younger Wilkie sister had a sensational freshman campaign that culminated with a tie for second in the SCISA 3A state meet, helping the Dolphins cruise to the team title.
Tessa Charest, Sr., HHP
Robbin Zetrouer, 8th, MRHS
Hannah Harris, Sr., MRHS
Eliza Jane Coulter, Jr., HHIHS
McKenzie Bradley, Sr., HHIHS
Olivia Wilkie, Jr., HHP