Golf

Hoft's busy golf schedule continues with his defense of Beaufort City Championship

sports@islandpacket.comJuly 26, 2013 

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J.D. Hoft watches his shot on No. 5 during the final round of the 2012 Beaufort City Championship at the Ocean Point Golf Links on Fripp Island. Hoft led by as many as eight shots, holding on for a three-shot victory.

SARAH WELLIVER — Sarah Welliver/Staff photo

J.D. Hoft's busy week continues at the Beaufort City Championship, where he is defending champion.

Hoft won the Hilton Head Amateur this past weekend, competed in the S.C. Open this week and now will tee it up on Fripp Island.

The opening round will be held on the resort's links-style Ocean Point course and the second round on the more inland Ocean Creek layout.

Hoft is paired in the first round with Fripp Island director of golf and two-time city champion Char Cormier.

The 32-year-old Hoft coasted to a five-shot victory over Rob Simmons in 2012 with both rounds held at Ocean Point. Simmons, the 2011 champion, is not in the field.

Beaufort City Championship

What: 36-hole tournament open to amateurs and professionals in Beaufort County

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Fripp Island's Ocean Point course and Ocean Creek course

First round tee times

No. 1

8 a.m.: Jeff Pinckney, Tyler Mishler, Reed Weatherford

8:08 a.m.: Tommy Early, Bobby Gecy, Grady Winstead

8:16 a.m.: Randy Glover, Jeff Abrams, Jerry Ross

8:24 a.m.: Jay Hillebrand, Corey Johnson, Chris Connelly

8:32: Char Cormier, J.D. Hoft, Benji Gecy

8:40 a.m.: Terry Lanning, Todd Stone, Don Johnson

8:48 a.m.: Keaton Butler, Brian Fox, John Hillebrand

8:56 a.m.: Ernie Taylor, Jim Lathren, Zach Campbell

9:04 a.m.: Lewis Turner, John Stewart, Matt Johnson, Tom Weslake

No. 10

8 a.m.: Brent Cooper, Jimmy Boozer, Todd Taylor

8:08 a.m.: Chuck Hinners, Dan McCormick, Mike Marusha

8:16 a.m.: Phil Weber, Joe Macchia, John Verity, Larry Mathias

8:24 a.m.: Phil Kelly, David Ohrn, Dan Lambert

8:32 a.m.: Bob Bicknell, Jim Manning, Gavin Lindstrom

8:40 a.m.: Belton McCarty, Neal McCarty, Dennis Robinson

8:48 a.m.: George Schnurr, Mike Kamradt, Rich Snow, Doug Hart

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