Kate Rose Higgins of Charleston earned the second alternate spot in U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifying at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C., on Thursday. Higgins had a two-round total of 148, and it took a score of 143 to advance to the U.S. Women's Open.

Higgins, the valedictorian at First Baptist School, is headed to the University of South Carolina on a golf scholarship. Last summer, Higgins won the Women's South Carolina Golf Association Junior Championship at Yeamans Hall and the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea at the Country Club of Charleston.

Moore second in Hurricane

Jackson Moore of Isle of Palms finished second in the boys 13-15 age group in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Bartram Trail Junior Classic held in Augusta. Moore posted a two-day total of 142, while Grant Waggoner of North Charleston finished third in boys 13-15 at 143.

Hubbard wins SJGT

Richard Hubbard of Mount Pleasant was the overall boys winner (14-19) at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event held at the University of Florida, shooting 69-73--142.


Monday: Charleston Breast Center Golf Tournament, Cassique-Kiawah Island Club, contact Olivia French at (843) 442-9968 or e-mail oliviagfrench@aol.com.

Monday: National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic, Country Club of Charleston, $1,500 per team, top three teams advance to national finals at Pebble Beach, contact Dina Brandon at (800) 488-2277.

Saturday: Palmetto House Golf Tournament to benefit Summerville's Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen, Pine Forest Country Club, $300 per team or $75 individual, contact Jay Myers at (843) 821-0145 or myersjv@yahoo.com.

Saturday: Santo Nino Golf Classic to benefit Haiti earthquake victims, Coosaw Creek, $65 per player, contact Cezar Malamug at (843) 814-1340 or Roger Viduya at (843)729-4823.

June 12-13: Santee Amateur, Santee National Golf Course, call Tri-County Chamber of Commerce at (800) 788-5646.

June 14-17: College of Charleston Cougars Golf Game at Links at Stono Ferry, $400 per camper, open to boys and girls ages 6-17, contact Mark McEntire at (843) 725-0103 ext. 235 or e-mail mcentirem@cofc.edu or Patrick Brown at (843) 763-1817.

June 14-18: Cyclone Junior Golf Camp, Patriots Point Links, conducted by Porter-Gaud coach and PGA professional Dale Mercer, $195 per camper, contact Marley Drayton at (843) 402-4727 or visit www.portergaud.edu/summerprograms.

June 25: Tomato Open to benefit Edisto Island Open Land Trust, Plantation Course at Edisto, registration deadline is June 22, entry fee is $500 per team, contact Leland Vaughn at (843) 869-1111 or George Kimberly at (843) 869-9004.

June 25: Curtis Jacobi Memorial, Crowfield Golf and Country Club, $75 per player, entry deadline is June 21.

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