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Emerald's Anna Grace Brock set a record by shooting a 33, 3-under par, and Emerald set a school record by defeating Greenwood 184-209 on Tuesday, four shots better than the previous record of 188.


Golf at Emerald has been good to Anna Grace Brock so far.

After putting together an impressive sophomore fall season, one where she finished second in the Upper State final and tied for fifth at the state tournament, Brock added to her already decorated high school career by being named to this year's Can-Am Matches.

"It's great to be representing Greenwood and to be representing Emerald and South Carolina," Brock said. "It was one of my goals to be picked for these matches and I made it, so I'm excited."

Brock was chosen as one of the top eight junior boys and girls to represent South Carolina against the top eight junior boys and girls from the Canadian province of Ontario.

Though Brock has carried much individual success, her team is just as impressive after finishing last spring season as the runner-up in the state tournament. During the fall season, Brock was named the school's fall athlete of the year.

But that banner year didn't take away from the amount of excitement that came over Brock once she figured out she was chosen to participate against some of the best golfers from another country.

"I was at home. My dad told me." Brock said. "He was like, 'Anna Grace you got into Can-Am.' I was like, 'What!''

Many athletes have gone on to play golf at the collegiate level after competing in the Can-Am Matches. Brock, though just a sophomore, wants to add to that total and hopes to keep building on her success.

"It's great," Brock said. "I met my goal, so now I have to keep setting goals that are better, and I need to keep trying to get into these matches every year."

The matches will be held this weekend at the Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet.

Contact staff writer Julian McWilliams at 864-223-1814 or on Twitter @JulianMack105