Ten-year-old qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur at Country Club of Charleston
The U.S. Women’s Amateur next month at the Country Club of Charleston will have its youngest-ever qualifier competing.
Lucy Li of Redwood Shores, Calif., will be 10 years, 10 months and 4 days old when the tournament begins on Aug. 5. The previous youngest player was Latanna Stone, who played in the 2012 Women’s Amateur at the age of 10 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Li was fifth and earned one of eight available spots in a qualifying tournament held Thursday at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, Calif., shooting 75.
Earlier this summer, Li reached the first round of match play in the Women’s Amateur Public Links and became the youngest player to make the cut at that event. Li is a student of the Jim McLean Golf School in Florida.
McKenzie Talbert of North Augusta, who won the 2010 Beth Daniel Junior Azalea played at the Country Club of Charleston, also has qualified for the Women’s Amateur, earning one of nine spots in Dalton, Ga. Also qualifying at that spot were Katy Funk of Spartanburg and Lauren Stephenson of Lexington. Talbert and McKenzie have both signed to play at Clemson which has added women’s golf for the 2013-14 school year while Funk will play at Wofford.
Miler tops in Interclub
The Miler team from Summerville Country Club finished with -2 points to win the Charleston Area Men’s Interclub Golf Association tournament at Crowfield Golf and Country Club.
Wescott was second at -5 and Charleston Municipal third with -6.
Rich Lindgren of Coosaw Creek was the top individual with 13 points. David Suggs, also of Coosaw Creek, had 9 points and Victor Quinones of Crowfield was third with 6 points.
Coosaw Creek leads the yearly standings with 78 points, followed by: Pine Forest, 72; Miler, 66.5; Wescott, 66.5, Charleston National, 64.5; Crowfield, 61; Shadowmoss, 58.5; Dunes West, 52.5; Legend Oaks, 50; Charleston Municipal, 47.5; RiverTowne, 47; Berkeley, 44.5; and Stono Ferry, 35.5.
Roy Meyers Junior Open rescheduled
The Roy Meyers Junior Open golf tournament at Summerville Country Club was rescheduled for Friday because of inclement weather. Age groups are 10-under, 11-12, 13-15 and 16-18.
Entries are still being accepted for the tournament. Call (843) 873-2210 ext. 1 to register.
Wilson second in Grant Bennett
Jamie Wilson of Mount Pleasant shot 68-73—141 and finished second to Trevor Phillips of Inman (137) in the boys 15-18 age group of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational played at Florence Country Club.
Drayton Stewart of Charleston was second in the boys 11-12 age group with a score of 155, while Davis Yearout of Mount Pleasant finished fourth (189) and Cole Warner of Summerville finished fifth (198). Graham Corbin of Inman was the winner at 148.
Zach Adams of Seabrook Island finished first in the boys 10-under age group, shooting 41-39—80. Ethan Warner of Summerville was fifth (107).
Hurricane Junior Golf
Kyle Spencer of Mount Pleasant finished in a tie for second in boys 11-14 age group of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Summer Classic played in Orlando, Fla., shooting 75-75-150. Ray Navis of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., won with a score of 144.
July 27-28: Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Charleston Open, Patriots Point Links, open to golfers ages 11-18, registration deadline July 17, visit hjgt.org or call (904) 379-2697.
Aug. 10: Sixth annual Trip Page Classic to benefit Citadel Foundation’s Trip Page Endowment Scholarship Fund, Harbor Course-Wild Dunes Resort, $125 per player or $500 per foursome, visit trippageclassic.com.
Aug. 17: Seventh annual Tommy Cuthbert Charity Classic golf tournament, Osprey Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $500 per team, contact Tiffany Pickard at (843) 266-4634 or Tiffany_Pickard@kiawahresort.com.
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: Parents and Guardians Association of the Coastal Center golf tournament, Wescott Golf Club, $75 per player or $300 per foursome, contact Richard Johnson at (843) 312-4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 7: Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Swing for the Symphony golf tournament, River Course-Kiawah Island Club, $400 per player or $1,600 per foursome, visit csonlinc.org or call (843) 768-9289.
Oct. 18: Seventh annual Kevin Higgins Golf Classic, Summerville Country Club, contact Connie Tuza at (843) 452-9801 or email Elcid58@knology.net.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Patti Bruno, Links Course-Wild Dunes Resort, No. 12, 118 yards, 7-wood. Witness: Roger Greaker.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
Jeff Fuquay, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, No. 4, 125 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Keith Hess, Marty Carsner, Joe Bennett.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
Rhett Runey, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, No. 4, 117 yards, pitching wedge. Witness: Rick Kellett, Ralph Woodward, Joe DelCollo.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
Billy Byrd, Oak Forest-Wescott Golf Club, No. 3, 123 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Randy Russell, Hugh Laughlin, Vaughn Lochner.
THURSDAY, JULY 11
Bob Sullivan, Legend Oaks Golf Club, No. 8, 138 yards. Witnesses: Rick Minassian, Carl Merchant, Bill Hausler.
A hole-in-one should be reported by the golf course. Contact Tommy Braswell at (843) 937-5591, fax (843) 937-5579 or email email@example.com.