Seated left to right: Donna Lybrand, Blake Lybrand, Crys Lybrand; Standing left to right: Coach Zach Matthews, Headmaster Dennis Gibson, Coach Jolly Doolittle
Wyman King Academy student Blake Lybrand signed a letter of intent to play college golf at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Seated with Blake are his mother and father. Blake will major in Business Management.
Over the years, Blake has been a standout on the course receiving All-Region honors for the last three years. In 2011, Blake placed third in the SCISA Class A State Tournament. With another year of training and a strong two day performance on the James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina in Conway, Blake won the 2012 SCISA Class A Individual State Championship. During this years tournament, he posted a two day 36 hole score of 152. This performance enabled him to claim the state title by an impressive 11 strokes.
I get to play at the college level which is one of the things you dream of, and once you get in high school it is one thing that you work towards, so to be actually getting this opportunity is exciting, Blake said.
We are proud of Blakes golf accomplishments. At this time, we do not have enough students involved to field a golf team, but he has put in the effort necessary to perform at a high individual level. Along the way, his parents have been encouraging and supportive of his interests. We will miss Blakes friendly personality, but we are looking forward to following his progress at the next level. Headmaster Dennis Gibson