Wilson’s VC teammate, Nick Hollier, finished in solo seventh place. Hollier shot 79-78-157.
The Governor’s Games serves as USSSA’s state tournament.
Wilson shot 78-73-151 to earn the second-place finish.
“The first day the heat was really bad,” he said of his first-round 78. “I got pretty dehydrated at the end and lost, I think, five strokes in the last four holes... My game felt great. It was just the heat.”
Wilson’s 73 was the second-best round of the tournament. He said hydration made the difference. The winner, Skye Mejia, shot 74-72-146.
“Those were only my third and fourth rounds since the (high school) state tournament in May,” said Wilson. “I’ve been working Monday through Friday so I haven’t had a chance to practice at all.”
Wilson, who also led the field with nine birdies in the 36-hole event, said he was happy to have placed so well in a tournament he was essentially looking at as a tune-up for the upcoming club championship at Abbeville Country Club (Aug. 4-5).
“I just went out there and had a great time,” he said. “I just wanted to get back into tournament mode.”