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Hall of Fame golfer Tom Watson holds the trophy that will be presented to the winners of the inaugural Watson Cup matches at Kiawah Island. Joining Watson are S.C. Junior Golf Association chairman Ben Zeigler (left) and S.C. Golf Association executive director Biff Lathrop. SCJGA photo

Volunteer registration is now open for the 2019 U.S. Women's Open that will be played May 30-June 2 at the Country Club of Charleston.

The U.S. Golf Association is seeking approximately 2,500 volunteers to fill positions on 17 committees, including marshals, players services, leaderboards and merchandise. Volunteer assignments for the committees occur on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit and click on the 2019 USWO tab.

Volunteers will need to purchase the volunteer package for $85, which includes one championship golf shirt, one championship jacket, one championship hat or visor, one water bottle and one volunteer credential good for all seven days of the event. The package also includes access to volunteer hospitality with food, snacks and beverages for days they volunteer. Each volunteer will be asked to complete four shifts of 5 to 6 hours.

Watson Cup trophy unveiled

Hall of Famer Tom Watson got a chance to see the trophy bearing his name that will go to the winner of The Watson Cup matches that will be held Oct. 14-15 at Kiawah Island's Cassique and Ocean Course.

The event will feature an eight-player team from the South Carolina Junior Golf Association competing against a team from Scotland. The return matches will be played in Scotland in 2020.

The perpetual Watson Cup trophy was unveiled on Friday of Masters week in Augusta with S.C. Junior Golf Association chairman Ben Zeigler of Columbia and S.C. Golf Association executive director Biff Lathrop displaying it for Watson.

The trophy was crafted by Susanne and Bill Juaire of the S.R. Blackinton Company located in Providence, R.I.

The Watson Cup matches are intended to celebrate the historic connection between South Carolina, where golf was first played in America in the 1740s, and the Edinburgh/East Lothian region of Scotland, from where equipment was first exported to the first American golfers in Charleston in 1739.

Charleston Men's Interclub

Charleston Municipal maintained its lead in the Charleston Area Men's Interclub Golf Association after the match played at Crowfield. Charleston Municipal has 43 points, 2½ points more than Legend Oaks and Crowfield who are tied for second.

Charleston Golfweek Tour

Mathew West beat Jack Stone in the Championship Flight of the joint Charleston-Columbia Golfweek Tour event played at Orangeburg Country Club. Bernie Dailey and Westfield Brown tied for first in A Flight with scores of 79 with Dailey winning on the first playoff hole. Other flights were reduced to a common nine holes because of rain. Bill Gamblin won B Flight; Glenn Eagerton won C Flight; and Brent Westbrook won D Flight.

Coming up

• April 20: Trident Health Golf Tournament benefiting American Heart Association, Crowfield Golf Club, contact Jim Parker at 843-452-5861 or email

• April 23: Knights of Columbus Councils 8900 and 11910 17th annual HOPE Golf Classic, Coosaw Creek Country Club, $80 per player, contact Don Cronin at 843-209-4918.

• 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, Will Moody at 843-323-7729 or Ben Moody at 843-323-7730.

• May 6: Knights of Columbus Council 6250 18th annual Charity Golf Tournament, Charleston Municipal. $75 per player, contact: Ron McNally at 843-789-0687 or

• 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

• 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.


C.J. Ulm, March 28, Bulls Bay Golf Club, No. 7, 166 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: Scott Bohleer, Branden Johnson, Jeff Jones.

David Carter, March 29, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, No. 7, 164 yards, 6-iron. Witness: Mike Delox.

Mark Bulger, March 30, Links at Stono Ferry, No. 14, 147 yards, 8-iron. Witnesses: Christopher Yamaguchi, Steve Cardinal, Dan Kennelly.

Luke Walmet, April 3, Dunes West Golf & River Club, No. 6, 125 yards, 8-iron. Witness: Hilda Rose.

George Brew, April 4, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, No. 11, 130 yards, 6-iron. Witnesses: Mike Lassier, Richie Parks.

Kitty Yun, April 3, Legend Oaks Golf Club, No. 13, 96 yards, 9-iron. Witness: Young Yun.

Baze Duckworth, April 5, Patriots Point Links, No. 7, 125 yards, 7-iron. Witness: Mo Trezies.

Ron Wilson, April 6, Legend Oaks Golf Club, No. 17, 143 yards, 8-iron. Witnesses: Oscar Chavez, Paul Fredlake.

Roger Ricciardelli, April 8, Oak Forest-Wescott Golf Club, No. 3, 132 yards, 8-iron. Witnesses: Dana Rathbun, John Spielman, Rich Mudrick.

Mark Pinosky, April 8, Country Club of Charleston, No. 11, 156 yards, 6-iron. Witnesses: Richard Star, Miles Glick.

Charlie Dunn, April 9, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, No. 9, 108 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Dave Hauser, Bob Webb, Steve Cunningham.

Heinz Maurer, April 9, Berkeley Country Club, No. 10, 130 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: Roger Newsome, Nick Avery, Bob Greathouse.

Stefan Kwasny, April 10, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, No. 4, 165 yards, 8-iron. Witness: Kirra Kwasny.

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