Bert Atkinson of Charleston became the second straight Charleston-area golfer to be inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame during Golf Day ceremonies held Jan. 5 at Columbia Country Club.
Atkinson, 54, is the 60th member of the Hall of Fame, following Mount Pleasantís Lea Anne Brown, who was inducted in 2012.
Atkinson, who along with his wife Stephanie own OíConnor Headwear, has won the Charleston City Amateur golf title seven times, including last May. His first City Amateur victory came in 1973.
He has been the South Carolina Golf Association player of the year three times, won two S.C. Amateurs, two Rice Planters Amateurs and has qualified twice for the U.S. Senior Open, making the cut both times.
Atkinson also has played in the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur. In 1991, Atkinson finished as runner-up in the U.S. Mid-Am.
Atkinson, who grew up in Florence, finished runner-up three times in the S.C. Junior. He played at Francis Marion College. He worked as an assistant pro for several years at Kiawah Island Golf Resort before getting into sales and regaining his amateur status.
Charleston Menís Interclub
Stono Ferry took advantage of home-course knowledge to win the inaugural 2013 Charleston Area Menís Interclub Golf Association tournament with a score of -2. RiverTowne was second at -3 and Shadowmoss third at -22.
Gunnar Jannson of Charleston National was the top individual at +9. Stan Petrohovich of Wescott and Steve Radin of Stono Ferry tied for second at +7.
Jeremy Moore scored a double eagle on the 520-yard, par-5 eighth hole at the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort during a practice round for the EZ-Go Pro-Am.
Moore, who was playing with Nick Hughey, Joe Sciortino and Bucky Dudley, hit a 3-wood off the tee, then holed a semi-blind 7-iron from approximately 190 yards out for the deuce.
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