A really bizarre story emerged from last week's Verizon Heritage played at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. And I'm not talking about Brian Davis calling himself for a rules violation when he brushed a piece of dead marsh grass during his backswing while trying to play from the greenside hazard at 18 during a playoff with Jim Furyk.
The Beaufort Gazette published a story this week saying that Scott Medlin, a club professional from Hamlet, N.C., had been cited for "petit larceny after he was seen Friday afternoon at Harbour Town Golf Links 'removing property from the lockers of various professional golfers,' stuffing the items into his own golf bag and carrying them away from the locker room."
Medlin had missed the cut.
The Gazette's story said the victim was PGA Tour golfer Martin Laird, whose agent said the biggest thing was a pair of golf shoes valued at approximately $200, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Medlin, 43, is a three-time Carolinas Open champion. He is currently not affiliated with any Carolinas PGA facility. Medlin got into the Heritage through the event's sectional qualifying tournament held in March.
National Junior Golf
Andrew Novak of Mount Pleasant won the boys 14-15 age group in the Coosaw Creek Junior Invitational, posting a two-day total of 172. David Eller of Charleston was third in boys 14-15 with a 187.
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--May 1: Summerville Elks Tournament, Crowfield Plantation, FrankPolkow@msn.com or call (843) 871-9154, (843) 696-3532 or (843) 469-3570.
--May 2: Knights of Columbus Council# 6250, James Island, 10th annual charity tournament, Charleston Municipal, $60 per player, contact David Errthum at (843) 762-1504 or e-mail Errthums@aol.com.
--May 11: Spirit of Caring to benefit Roper St. Francis Nursing Scholarship Fund, Daniel Island Club's Ralston Creek course, $1,500 per foursome, contact Joan Wherley at 724-2193 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
--May 14-16: Charleston Men's City Amateur, Municipal Golf Course, (843) 795-6517, www.charlestoncity.info/golf.
--May 15: Eighth annual Josh Swicord Memorial Tournament, Berkeley Country Club, $50 for BCC members, $60 for non-members, contact email@example.com or call (843) 761-1566.
--May 18: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Tournament, Daniel Island Club, www.becomeabig.org.
--May 22: Charles DuBose Memorial Tournament to benefit The ARK, which provides family support for people with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related disorders, $60 for adults, $45 for students, call Peg Lahmeyer at (843) 832-2357.