Reona Hirai, a former golf standout at Pinewood Prep and Furman, won the Women's Eastern Amateur Championship. Photo provided/Furman

Reona Hirai, the former Pinewood Prep star who just finished her college career at Furman, won the Women's Eastern Amateur Championship played at Palmetto Hall Plantation on Hilton Head Island.

Hirai finished four strokes ahead of second-place finisher Courtney McKim of Raleigh. Hirai shot 75-67-71—213. She was the 2018 Southern Conference individual champion and made the All-Southern Conference team three times. Furman won the Southern Conference league championship four times during her career and finished 11th at the 2018 NCAA Women's Golf Championship.

Ladies City Am rescheduled

The Charleston Ladies City Amateur, originally scheduled June 8-9, has been rescheduled for Sept. 14-15. The event was postponed after Charleston Municipal Golf Course was inundated with three inches of rain. The entry fee is $65.

Junior Al Esposito

The 64th Junior Al Esposito golf tournament will be played July 10-11 at Charleston Municipal Golf Course. The tournament is a qualifier for the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea. The entry fee is $25 for competitors 12 and younger, who play nine holes each day, and $50 for golfers 13 and older. Age groups for boys and girls are 9-under, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17. Entry forms are available online at

Mount Pleasant Charity Open

The Mount Pleasant Charity Open will be played July 27-29 at Patriot's Point Links. The charity beneficiary will be Bert's Big Adventure, which provides all-expenses paid trip to Wald Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their family.

The cost is $220 per player for the 54-hole tournament which is open to professionals and amateurs. Call 843-881-0042 or email general manager Brad Parker at

WSCGA Amateur

Kelli Murphy of Elgin won the Women's South Carolina Golf Association Amateur Championship held at Woodcreek near Columbia, finishing the event with a 54-hole total of 209. Seven-time champion Dawn Woodard of Greer was second at 220 while 15-year-old Abigail Schimpf of Daniel Island, the first-round leader, tied for third at 221.

Charleston Men's Interclub

Charleston Municipal posted a score of +18 and won the Charleston Men's Interclub June match played at Pine Forest. Pine Forest was second with +12. Charleston Municipal leads the season standings with 69 points. Charleston National is second with 60, followed by Coosaw Creek with 59, Legend Oaks with 53.5 and Wescott with 53.

Golfweek Amateur Tour

Eric Maland shot 80 and won the Championship Flight in the Charleston Golfweek Tour event played at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club. Fred Dixon won A Flight with a score of 77. Sean Kennedy was first in B Flight with a 78. Travis Carlisle won C Flight. Julie Johnson won D Flight with a score of 80.

Coming Up

• June 26: Select Health of S.C. Boy Scouts of America Tenderfoot Classic golf tournament, Bulls Bay Golf Club, $1,750 per team, contact John Rama at 843-377-0753, Michelle Strobel at or 843-763-0305 or visit

• July 27: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Tournament to benefit Town of Hollywood Back to School Festival for Charleston County District 23 students, Links at Stono Ferry, $90 per player, call 843-889-3222 or visit Neighbors Helping Neighbors, CDC Golf Tournament on Facebook.


Chris Kraft, May 17, Ralston Creek-Daniel Island Club, No. 9, 170 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: John Hogan, John Moxley, Rick Adams.

Bill McCarthy, June 1, Bulls Bay Golf Club, No. 3, 142 yards, 8-iron. Witnesses: Van Joyce, Arthur Smith.

Karen Brewer, June 4, Bent Creek Golf Club-Jackson, Miss., No. 4, 160 yards, driver. Witness: Kevin Brewer.

Duane Neesham, June 5, Ralston Creek-Daniel Island Club, No. 4, 135 yards, 7-wood. Witness: Bob Rubenstein.

Steve Robinson, June 10, Crowfield Golf Club, No. 4, 137 yards, 8-iron. Witness: Miranda Rights.

Tim Reese, June 12, Patriots Point Links, No. 17, 136 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Jack Hurley, John Hassell, Eric Frisch.

Shawn Burnette, June 20, Legend Oaks Golf Club, No. 8, 154 yards, 8-iron. Witness: Paul Nazarovitch.

Richard Ramsdell, June 21, Legend Oaks Golf Club, No. 17, 101 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Dan Coy, Steve Cadmus.

A hole-in-one should be reported by the golf course. Please email aces to and to