Volunteers are still needed for the U.S. Women’s Amateur that will be played Aug. 5-11 at the Country Club of Charleston. Almost 400 volunteers will be utilized for a variety of responsibilities, including scoring, gallery marshals, transportation and player registration.
Volunteers can register online at the Women’s Amateur site at usga.org. You can also download an application and submit it by mail or drop it off at the Country Club of Charleston’s clubhouse office.
A record 1,170 golfers registered to qualify for the tournament, with 156 players competing Aug. 5-6 in 36 holes of qualifying. The top 64 will advance to match play, with a 36-hole championship scheduled Aug. 11.
Admission for the tournament is free.
Mount Pleasant Open
The inaugural Mount Pleasant Open golf championship will be played Friday-Sunday at Patriots Point Golf Links. The Championship Division is open to PGA professionals, apprentices and amateurs 17 or older, is a gross only division and will play from tournament tees. The Open Division is open to amateurs only, 17 and older and will be flighted after 36 holes. The entry fee is $195 and the entry deadline is Wednesday. Call (843) 881-0042.
Lea Anne Brown of Mount Pleasant qualified to play in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur that will be held Sept. 21-26 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Brown shot 74 and finished third in a qualifying event Thursday at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga. Karen Ferree of Hilton Head and Therese Quinn of Jacksonville, Fla., tied for medalist with 73s, and Ashley Rose of North Augusta also qualified with a 77.
Blade Junior Classic
Reona Hirai of Summerville won the girls title by one shot with a score of 72-73—145 in the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s Blade Junior Classic played at Thornblade Club in Greer. In the boys division, Jamie Wilson of Mount Pleasant shot 67-72—139 and finished second to Zach McLain of Gilbert (138). Austin Zoller of Summerville and Zak Butt of Summerville were third at 140.
Butt in Optimist Junior
Zak Butt of Summerville qualified to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Roy Meyers Junior Open
Andrew Purcell made a par on the third hole of sudden death to beat Spencer Warner and win the Roy Meyers Junior Open tournament at Summerville Country Club. Max Kastenholz won the 13-14 age group, Price Lenoir won the 11-12 age division and Luis Thompson was the 10-under winner.
Hurricane Junior Tour
Lucas McNellis of Charleston shot 153 and finished second in the boys 15-18 age group in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event played at Wexford Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. Kyle Spencer of Mount Pleasant finished second in the boys 11-14 age group, also shooting 153.
Feathers fly at blitz
The feathers were flying during a recent Saturday morning blitz at Municipal Golf Course, with a fivesome playing the par-5 10th hole 8 under par. Marshall Wood holed a 6-iron for a double eagle. With that ball still in the hole, Warren Peper chipped in for eagle. The other 3 in the group, Jimmy Gardener, Ladd Wood and Thomas McInerny, all made birdies.