Sumter High School's varsity boys golf team leads the Region VI-4A state qualifier after the first round of play on Monday. The Gamecocks hold an 8-stroke lead over West Florence after shooting a 290 at Beech Creek.
The top two teams from each region qualify for the state tournament. Hartsville is third with a 349.
Sumter's Brian Amick and West Florence's Mitch Gray led the tournament with a first round low 69. Dalton Ward shot a 73 for SHS and teammates Hayden Letien and Devin Barton each shot 74.
Sumter will tee off today at 1 p.m. for the final round.