Twenty-four boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15 advanced in a Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying event held last weekend at Wescott Plantation.

More than 180 youngsters from South Carolina and Georgia participated in the event, with the top three in each age group advancing to a sub-regional Aug. 16 at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia. Winners at the sub-regional level advance to regional qualifying with the overall champions then moving on to the championship, scheduled April 5, 2015, at Augusta National Golf Club. Winners were:

Girls 7-9: Zantoria Goodwin, Columbia; Ellison Driggers, Mount Pleasant; Lang Ives, Daniel Island. Boys 7-9: Jonathan Graham, Summerville; Chris Donato, Mount Pleasant; Dallas Johnson, Mount Pleasant. Girls 10-11: Camila Burnett, Florence; Emma Schimpf, Daniel Island; Karla Correa, Summerville. Boys 10-11: Walker Jennings, Greenville; Jonathan Roberts, Greenville; Pake June, Florence.

Girls 12-13: Sophia Burnett, Florence; Parker Stalvey, Elgin; Jalen Castle, West Columbia. Boys 12-13: Luis Thompson, Charleston; Bear Smoker, North Augusta; Trey Fairbairn, Rock Hill. Girls 14-15: Olivia Erwin, Charleston; Lauren Fix, Summerville; Delanie Mortier, North Charleston. Boys 14-15: Parks Hutto, Blythewood; Ky Matsumoto, North Charleston; Jacob Dailey, Summerville.


Several Charleston-area golfers made significant contributions in the 58th Virginias-Carolinas Women's Team Matches held recently at Porter's Neck Country Club in Wilmington, N.C. The Carolinas team led wire-to-wire for a 67-41 victory over their counterparts from Virginia and West Virginia,

Contributing to shutout victories and three points in the modified four-ball matches were Lea Anne Brown of Mount Pleasant, who teamed with Anne Washington of Myrtle Beach; Savannah Hallman of Mount Pleasant, who teamed with Amanda D'Ostroph of Whispering Pines, N.C.; and Elizabeth Thompson of Charleston, who teamed with Kathryn Miranda of Lexington. Also, former Summerville resident Mallory Hetzel, now the women's golf coach at Western Carolina, was a three-point contributor, teaming with Hayley Hammond of Mooresville, N.C.

S.C. Open

Two Charleston-area professionals posted top-10 finishes in the South Carolina Open played at Florence Country Club. Nate Smith of Daniel Island tied for fifth at 206, four strokes behind winner Rohan Allwood of Blythewood. Greg Boyette of Bulls Bay tied for eighth at 208.

Blade Junior

Kate Harper of Isle of Palms tied for 10th in the Girls 14-18 division of the Blade Junior Classic played at Thornblade in Greer, shooting 155. Hailey Cleary of Lexington finished first with a two-day total of 143.

Golf Week Amateur

Joe Fairey shot 81 to win the Charleston Golf Week Amateur Tour event played at Patriots Point, finishing one shot ahead of Kevin Saylor. Dunae Bausman won A Flight with a 73; Marvin Jones posted a 75 to win B Flight; Craig Herring was the C Flight winner with a 79; and Dave Benson won D Flight with an 87.


Aug. 8-10: Mount Pleasant Open, Patriots Point Links, open to pros and amateurs 17 or older, $195 per player, contact Brad Parker at (843) 849-2388 or email

Aug. 23: Rally for the Cure, Crowfield Golf and Country Club, $200 per team or $50 single, register by Aug. 6, contact Carolyn Daniels at (843) 724-9158 or email

Aug. 23: Third annual Coastal Center Cup golf tournament to benefit disabled residents of the Coastal Center, Wescott Plantation, $75 per golfer, entry deadline Aug. 15, contact Richard at (843) 312-4222 or email

Aug. 23: Seventh annual Trip Page Classic benefiting The Citadel Foundation's Roscoe Ashley "Trip" Page III Scholarship Fund, Harbor Course-Wild Dunes Resort, $125 per player, visit

Sept. 15: Charleston Red Shield Classic benefiting the Salvation Army, Harbor Course-Wild Dunes Resort, $125 per player or $400 per team, contact Joe Buckheister at (843) 297-2995 or Rusty Patterson at (843) 571-2558.

Sept. 15: Charleston Civitan Club Golf for Friends tournament, Crowfield Golf and Country Club, $60 per player ($50 up to Aug. 10), contact Jack Cervini at (843) 696-1966, Frank DeLustro at (803) 492-9509 or email

Sept. 16: East Cooper Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Classic, Bulls Bay Golf Club, contact Chris Brooks at (843) 881-9350 or email

Sept. 20: St. John's High School third annual Island Golf Tournament, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $90 per player, contact Tiffany Magwood at (843) 559-6400 ext. 6226.



Jody Thomas, Crowfield Golf Club, No. 16, 186 yards, 6-hybrid. Witnesses: Richard Privette, Mike Westmoreland.


Robert L. Boyce, Summerville Country Club, No. 4, 154 yards. Witnesses: Keith Suiter, Tom Kenausis, Charlie Scofield.


Randy Jones, Bulls Bay Golf Club, No. 12, 120 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Darius Rucker, Pat Weis, Jan Wrobleski.

A hole-in-one should be reported by the golf course. Contact Tommy Braswell at (843) 937-5591, fax (843) 937-5579 or email