South Carolina will be well-represented when the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship begins with five schools making the cut.
The Tallahassee regional has four of the Palmetto State teams — No. 2 Furman, No. 8 Clemson, No. 14 Coastal Carolina and No. 16 College of Charleston. Furman, led by former Pinewood Prep star Reona Hirai, won the Southern Conference championship with Hirai winning the SoCon individual title. Coastal Carolina captured the Sun Belt title and College of Charleston won the Colonial Athletic Association to also earn automatic invitations. South Carolina is a No. 3 seed at the San Francisco regional.
Four regionals will be held May 7-9 with six teams and three individuals from each regional advancing to the national championship May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.
City Amateur celebrates 75th anniversary
Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Charleston City Amateur golf championship, which will be played May 18-20 at Municipal Golf Course. The event will be celebrating its 75th anniversary.
The event is open to male amateurs who reside in Charleston, Dorchester or Berkeley counties. The entry fee for this year's event is $170. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. May 11.
Paul Van Zutphen won the 2017 championship with a 54-hole total of 209, three shots better than Thomas Ellenburg who finished as runner-up for the third straight year.
Chick Miler tournament set
The 45th Chick Miler Invitational men's golf tournament will be played May 25-27 at Summerville Country Club. Call 843-873-2210 ext. 221 for information.
Karen Snyder of Dunes West shot 75 to win field low gross honors while Laurann Litchfield of Shadowmoss took field low net honors in the Charleston Area Ladies Golf Association match played at Shadowmoss.
Flight winners were: First — Sandy Bland, Wescott, and Robin Moyer, RiverTowne, 80 gross; Mary Ramey, Crowfield, 69 net. Second — Adrienne Granger, Shadowmoss, 90 gross; Clara Polutta, Municipal, 68 net. Third — Ginny Beane, Shadowmoss, 96 gross; Lisa Tang, Crowfield, and Jane Weisman, Shadowmoss, 72 net. Fourth — Cathrine Brennan, Pine Forest, 97 gross; Kathryn Pointer, Shadowmoss, and Ande Savana, Stono Ferry, 73 net.
Women's Open volunteers
The U.S. Golf Association is accepting volunteer registration for the U.S. Women's Open that will be played May 30-June 2, 2019 at the Country Club of Charleston. Visit uswomensopen.com and click on the 2019 USWO tab.
• May 5: William Brian Moody Foundation Golf Tournament, Pine Forest Country Club, benefits the William Brian Moody '86 Memorial Scholarship at Clemson and the Roper Foundation Patient Assistance Fund, information firstname.lastname@example.org, Will Moody at 843-323-7729 or Ben Moody at 843-323-7730.
• May 6: Knights of Columbus 6250 Charity Golf Tournament, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, $75 individual, $300 team, contact Ron McNally at 843-789-0687 or email@example.com.
• May 10: Kiwanis Club of Moncks Corner Golf Tournament, Berkeley Country Club, $65 per player, $260 per team, contact Lynn Smith at 843-312-0621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 14: Third annual Ohio State University Alumni Club of Charleston outing to raise funds for scholarships for Lowcountry students attending OSU, Crowfield Golf Club, $75 per person, $300 per team. Contact Bob at 843-818-8674 or Barry at 843-729-6469.
• May 21: Ninth annual East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Golf Tees to House Keys tournament, Snee Farm Country Club, $150 per player or $500 per team, contact Christine at 843-881-2600 ext. 201.
Kyle Souza, April 20, Crowfield Golf Club, No. 4, 137 yards, wedge. Witnesses: Chris McCarty, Erick Funke, Jason Coker.
Al Cooper, April 25, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, No. 4, 110 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Jon Dietz, Harry Gray, Bob Miley.
Glenn Hoag, April 26, RiverTowne Country Club, No. 8, 126 yards. Witnesses: Rick Cahill, Greg Stawicki.