Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg visits the USGA's Mobile Marketing Unit that will be promoting the 2019 U.S. Women's Open around the Charleston area. Photo by Tommy Braswell

Golf fans will get an opportunity to take pictures of the U.S. Women's Open trophy at a series of events scheduled throughout the Charleston area during the coming weeks.

A U.S. Women's Open branded vehicle that includes an interactive experience will transport the trophy to various sites. The trophy will be at Marion Square during the day on June 15 and at The Charleston RiverDogs game at Riley Park that evening. It also will be at Fresh Fields Village Music on the Green on June 29. The tour will then return in the spring during the run up to the 2019 U.S. Women's Open that will be played May 30-June 2, 2019 at the Country Club of Charleston.

Each person attending the Trophy Tour will have the opportunity to pull a tee from the USGA Tee Wall for a chance to instantly win a variety of Women’s Open prizes, including tickets and merchandise.

Companies and events interested in requesting a stop may email for more information.

Information on the tournament is available at

Cobb captures Chick Miler Invitational

An eagle with four holes to play helped propel Mike Cobb to his fourth win in the Chick Miler Invitational played at Summerville Country Club. Cobb posted a 54-hole score of 206, two better than Chris Asbell. Cory Deering was third at 209, Matt Wood finished fourth at 211 and Josh Sine and Mike Mosely tied for fifth at 213.

Flight winners included: 1 - Andy Balao, 215; Barron Knight, 291; Hank Sieling, 219. 2 - John Ashmore, 227; Jamie Quinn, 236; Robert Lindley, 236. 3 - Parker Cleveland, 235; Ted Dziena, 237; William Spinks, 239. 4 - John Adler, 244; Rich Bull, 244; Derrick Johnson, 246; Ryan Parker, 246. 5 - Jerry Mosher, 250; Nick Walters, 251; Rory Fletcher, 251. 6 - Adam Tharp, 255; Cary Collins, 265; Barry Connor, 266; Dave Glaessere, 266. 7 - Kyle Boczkowski, 265; Aaron Ayers, 266; Dan Sweat, 267. 8 - Lang Foster, 269; Chris Wills, 270; Dalton Quinn, 272. 9 - Brian Brookshire, 281; Eddie O'Donnell, 285; Gene Weir, 285. 10 - Bobby Mitchell, 296; David Hotchkiss, 298; Joey Evans, 298.

U.S. Senior Open qualifying

Amateur Jack Hall of Savannah shot 4-under-par 68 to take medalist honors and win one of two spots for the upcoming U.S. Senior Open during a qualifying event held at Callawassie Island Club. The second spot went to Steve Larick of Lexington, who birdied the first hole of sudden death to defeat Mount Pleasant's Ray Franz after both shot 1-under 71s. Larick birdied the first extra Franz earned the first alternate spot while Doug Hanzel of Savannah was the second alternate after shooting 72.

Tim Dunlavey of Spartanburg, a former assistant pro at Yeamans Hall Club, shot 67 and finished second in U.S. Senior Open qualifying at Highland Country Club in Fayetteville, N.C., to earn one of the two spots. Mikael Hogberg of Greensboro, N.C., was the medalist with a 66.

The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will be played June 28-July 1 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Co.

Carolinas Women's Amateur

Anna Redding of Concord, N.C., won the 92nd Carolinas Women's Amateur Championship played at Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, posting a 54-hole score of 5-under 211. Kate Hill of Clemson was second at 215. Reona Hirai of Summerville tied for fifth at 219.

Abigail Schimpf of Daniel Island won the third flight with a score of 230. Ansley Vaughan of Edisto Beach won the fifth flight at 244. Lea Anne Brown of Mount Pleasant tied for fourth in Flight 1 of the Carolinas Division.

Coming up

• June 22: Palmetto Military Support Group Red, White, Blue Golf Tournament, Oak-Point, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, $125 per player or $500 per team, register at or call or text Graham Drayton at 803-517-0805.

• 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.


Joyce Lorance, March 6, Berkeley Country Club, No. 8, 89 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: Karen Stormer, Anne Jones.

Heinz Maurer, March 6, Berkeley Country Club, No. 10, 130 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: Roger Newsome, Nick Avery, Bob Greathouse.

William Kaloupek, May 14, Charleston National Golf Club, No. 14, 114 yards. Witness: Mike Boltin.

Dennis Gazes, May 27, Coosaw Creek Country Club, No. 15, 135 yards, 6-iron. Witnesses: Jim Deaton, Marion Phillips, John Bennett.

Mike Lucas, June 4, Black Robin-Wescott Golf Club, No. 8, 137 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: Janet Lucas, Billy Byrd, Coy Meadows.

Lucy Richmond, June 4, RiverTowne Country Club, No. 17, 119 yards, 9-wood. Witnesses: Jim Richmond, Paul Robinson.

Gerd Mueller, June 5, The Golf Club at Briar's Creek, No. 2, 100 yards, 5-hybrid. Witness: Helen Mueller.

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