Charleston’s Ryan Nelson wins fifth eGolf Tour title
Ryan Nelson of Charleston won his fifth eGolf Tour title recently, chipping in for birdie on the second hole of sudden death. Nelson led the tournament, played at River Landing in Wallace, N.C., by two shots through three rounds but Will Collins of Salisbury, N.C., and Mikel Martinson of Lubbock, Texas, caught up to force the playoff at 20-under-par 268.
Nelson earned $13,500 and moved to No. 8 on the eGolf money list with $45,400 in 10 starts. Nelson, 35, played his college golf at the University of Portland. He and his wife moved to Charleston two years ago. Earlier this summer he qualified for his second U.S. Open.
RiverTowne posted a score of 44 to win the September Charleston Area Men’s Interclub Golf Association tournament played at Berkeley Country Club. Berkeley was second with 36 points and Wescott third with 33. John Gaag of Coosaw Creek was the top individual with 15 points. George Svagerko of Berkeley was second with 12 points and four players tied for third with 11 points.
Coosaw Creek leads the yearly standings with 96 points, followed by: Wescott, 92.5; Miler, 82; Pine Forest, 81; and Charleston National, 77.
Greg Boyette, a teaching pro at The Ranch at Bulls Bay, finished third in the recent Carolinas CPGA Professional Championship played at Kiawah Island Club’s Cassique course. Kelly Mitchum of Pinehurst won the event at 8-under-par 208, the fifth time Mitchum has won the tournament. Mike Townsend of Wilmington, N.C., was second at 214 and Boyette finished with a total of 215. The event served as a qualifier for the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship that will be played at the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach.
Converse freshman Ansley Vaughan, a 2013 Wando graduate, recently finished second overall and was named to the all-tournament team in the Anderson University Invitational. Vaughan shot 77-77—154 in her first college event.
Jonas breaks record
College of Charleston sophomore John Jonas, an LSU transfer from Jacksonville, Fla., set a new course record at the Links at Stono Ferry during team qualifying on Sept. 13. Jonas shot a 9-under-par 63 that included a double bogey on the final hole. He made nine birdies and an eagle during the round.
Jonas breaks record
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