Defending champion Florida heads the list of 20 teams that begin competing Sunday in the 11th annual Cougar Classic college golf tournament at Yeamans Hall Club. The 54-hole tournament continues through Tuesday with players teeing off between 8 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start scheduled for the final round.
The tournament is hosted by the College of Charleston and will also include Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Furman, South Carolina and Clemson, which is making its debut in women’s college golf. The Tigers’ top player is Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., who is the country’s top-ranked women’s amateur.
Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek will be making her college debut for South Carolina and will play in the No. 1 spot for the Gamecocks. South Carolina is ranked No. 20 in GolfWeek’s preseason rankings.
Florida is ranked No. 14 while Baylor, also in the field, is No. 19.
Other participants include Auburn, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Missouri, N.C. State, Penn State, Tennessee, UNC Greensboro, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
Ladies City Amateur
The Charleston Ladies’ City Amateur has been rescheduled for Sept. 27-28 at Municipal Golf Course. A seniors event for players 60 and older also will be played. The entry fee for all participants is $50. It is open to residents of Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester counties who are at least 18. Call (843) 795-6517.
Andy Jones made a double eagle 2 on Aug. 30 at RiverTowne Country Club. Playing with Pete Ekonomon, Blair Smith and Steve Richardson, Jones holed a 4-wood second shot from 244 yards on the 471-yard, par-5 16th hole.
College of Charleston freshman Matt Mahle birdied the 54th hole for a three-round total of 204 and beat Ross Thomson by one shot in the 2013 Berkeley Invitational at Berkeley Country Club. Defending champion Alex Ellis and Matt Wood tied for third at 206, while Jarrett Swan was fifth at 207.
Flight winners included: First-Patrick Mallard; Second-Rich Bundschuh; Third-Alton Hutto; Fourth-Sammy Smith; Fifth-Tim Burns; Sixth-George Frye; and Seventh-Wesley Gregg.
Carolinas Mixed Team
Shawn and Lea Venable of Simpsonville beat Scott Adams of Asheville, N.C., and Terrie Allemang of Hilton Head on the second hole of sudden death to win the Carolinas Mixed Team Championship played at Myrtlewood Golf Club in Myrtle Beach. Todd and Cass Manley won the Tournament Division, while David and Cynthia Andereck of Mount Pleasant won the Senior Division.
Monday: Greater Charleston Civitan Club second annual Golf for Friends, Crowfield Golf and Country Club, $50 per player, contact Jack Cervini at (843) 696-1966, Frank DeLustro at (803) 492-9509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday: Second annual Chase After a Cure Golf Tournament, Patriots Point Links, $125 per player or $400 per foursome, focused on childhood cancer, visit chaseafteracure.com.
Sept. 15: Harbour House of Charleston tournament to build a Ronald McDonald/Fisher House style facility for the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, River Course-Kiawah Island, $500 per player, call (877) 437-5186 or email email@example.com.
Sept. 16: Hollings Cancer Center 18th annual golf tournament, Turtle Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $375 per player or $1500 per foursome, call (843) 792-1669.
Sept. 17: East Cooper Habitat for Humanity tournament, Bulls Bay, $600 per team, contact Greg Flanagan at (843) 818-8867.
Sept. 17: East Cooper Meals on Wheels tournament, RiverTowne, contact Sarah Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 881-9350.
Sept. 21: 5th annual Buddy Sirisky Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by Elks Lodge No. 242, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $100 per player, contact Derek Cianciolo at (843) 819-6541 or email@example.com or Margie Sirisky at (843) 766-3448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 21: Third annual Palmetto Christian Academy Golf Benefit, Harbor Course-Wild Dunes Resort, $100 per player or $400 per foursome, contact Dewey Caulder at Dewey.Caulder@familycirclecup.com or (843) 849-5305.
Sept. 20: Teacher’s Supply Closet Charity Golf Tournament, Links at Stono Ferry, $100 per player before Sept. 4 and $125 per player thereafter, contact email@example.com or visit teacherssupplycloset.org.
Sept. 22: Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament, Ocean Course-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $400 per player, call (843) 768-0998 ext. 112 or register online at seaislandhabitat.org.
Sept. 23: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Military Appreciation Clinic, 5-6 p.m., Turtle Point Golf Club, free to active duty members that register, contact Josh Wagaman at (843) 266-4655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 28: St. John’s High School Islander Golf Tournament, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $85 per player, contact Tiffany Magwood at (843) 559-6400 ext. 6218.
Sept. 28: Second annual Coastal Center Cup Golf Tournament, Wescott Golf Club, $75 per player or $300 per foursome, contact Richard (843) 312-4222 or email email@example.com.
Oct. 6: Third annual Fore Paws Open Charity Golf Tournament, Summerville Country Club, $65 entry fee until Oct. 1 and $70 thereafter, benefits Lowcountry Animal Rescue, contact Mark Eckels at (843) 814-2911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 7: Morgan Creek Grill Golf for the Cure Golf Tournament, Harbor Course-Wild Dunes Resort, $100 per player, registration dead¬line Sept. 23, contact Kristy Kinney at (843) 810-2098 or email email@example.com.
Oct. 7: Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Swing for the Symphony, River Course-Kiawah Island Club, $400 per player or $1,600 per foursome, visit csonlinc.org or call (843) 768-9289.
Oct. 12: St. Padre Pio American Catholic Church Golf Tournament, Miler Country Club, $55 per player, contact Father Bob at (843) 851-5577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 18: Seventh annual Kevin Higgins Golf Classic, Summerville Country Club, contact Connie Tuza at (843) 452-9801 or email Elcid58@knology.net.
Oct. 30: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Military Appreciation Clinic, 4-5 p.m., Turtle Point Golf Club, free to active duty members that register, contact Josh Wagaman at (843) 266-4655 or email email@example.com.
Nov. 19: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Military Appreciation Clinic, 4-5 p.m., Turtle Point Golf Club, free to active duty members that register, contact Josh Wagaman at (843) 266-4655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.