IJGA golfers win at Lowcountry Open

sports@islandpacket.comSeptember 5, 2013 

PGA Championship Golf

Lee Westwood, of England, watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Pittsford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

CHARLIE NEIBERGALL — File -- The Associated Press

Golfers with Lowcountry ties were at the top of the leaderboard at Sunday's conclusion of the International Junior Golf Tour's Lowcountry Open.

The two-day, 36-hole event was held at Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie.

Tokyo's Shota Ozak, a full-time student at IJGA, posted rounds of 67 and 73 to defeat Japan's Taiga Fujii by seven strokes in the Boys 15-19 Division.

Bluffton's Alec Weary finished sixth, while Hilton Head's Garrett Johnson of the IJGA was ninth.

In the Boys Under 14 Division, Japan's Takafumi Shimoji fired 67--71 to beat Bluffton's Drew Weary and Bluffton's Ben El Cohn by nine strokes.

Hilton Head's Alex Thaller was seventh.

Germany's Jana Wuensch won her second straight event in the Girls Under 19 Division. She fired 78 and 69 to edge Sera Tadokoro by seven strokes.


Hilton Head National will host the two-day, 36-hole International Junior Golf Tour Junior on Saturday and Sunday.

The event will feature some of the top junior golfers in the Southeast divided into Boys 15-19, Boys Under 14 and Girls Under 19.


  • Gale Guiler hit a hole-in-one Aug. 26 on the fifth hole at Argent Lakes Golf Course. She used a 5-iron. Witnesses were Lew Guiler, Beverly DuPont, and Jean DuPont.

  • Mark Lindsay hit a hole-in-one Aug. 21 on the eighth hole at Eagle's Pointe Golf Club. He used a 9-iron. Witnesses were Jim Lindsay, Dr. Stacey Fink, and George Kliminski.

  • * John Lozan hit a hole-in-one Aug. 30 on the 13th hole at Moss Creek's South Course. He used a 7-wood. Witnesses were Dell Heney, Peyton McLamb, and Cary Mayo.

  • Joanne Druery hit a hole-in-one Aug. 26 on the 16th hole at Argent Lakes Golf Club. She used an 11-wood. Witnesses were Patti Amlicke, Jack Caracola, and Jerry Kassebaum.

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