Golf Notes, Sept. 19: Moss Creek duo raises money for Folds of Honor

sports@islandpacket.comSeptember 19, 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

Moss Creek director of golf Heidi Wright-Tennyson and head golf professional Tom Logue played a marathon day of golf on the South Course on Monday in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

Wright-Tennyson and Logue were set to play from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but their day was shortened by the rain and lightning at 5:30 p.m. They were able to play a total of 272 holes.

Logue played 145 holes. He had a total of 28 birdies, including three turkeys (three birdies in a row). His low round of the day was 70.

Wright-Tennyson played a total of 127 holes. She had five birdies, one eagle, and her low round of the day was 74.

They raised more than $14,000 and are still accepting donations.

AREA PLAYERS SET FOR BOBBY CHAPMAN

The S.C. Junior Golf Association's 19th annual Bobby Chapman Invitational is being held Saturday and Sunday at the Country Club of Spartanburg, and several players with area ties are in the field.

Bluffton's Trace Crowe, coming off a win in the Orange Jacket Classic, is the top-ranked player from South Carolina in the field.

Also playing are Beaufort's Josh Fickes, Hilton Head's Will Miles, Bluffton's Bryson Nimmer, Hilton Head's Tennoshin Ogawa and Hilton Head's Andrew Orischak.

EPPERSON SHINES IN CANADA

Hilton Head Island's Chris Epperson completed his first season on the new PGA Tour Canada, finishing eighth on the money list, guaranteeing himself a spot in the final round of the 2013 PGA Q-school to be held in December at the TPC West course at La Quinta, Calif.

Final round qualifiers have status on the Web.com tour in 2014.

To finish eighth, he made eight of nine cuts with six top-10 finishes. Epperson is sixth on the E-Golf Professional Tour's money list., as well.

BLUFFTON PRO CERTIFIED BY PGA

Bluffton's Stephen Neville of Crescent Pointe Golf Club was one of 10 PGA professionals who recently achieved certification through the advanced PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0.

Serving as The PGA's enhanced, all-digital training and education curriculum, PGA CPP 2.0 gives PGA members a state-of-the-art skill set to grow the game of golf. Neville's certification was in general management.

MOSS CREEK HOSTS PEGGY CREEK BELL GIRLS EVENT

Jessica Spicer of Bahama, N.C., carded a 3-over-par 75 on Sunday to place first with a two-day total of 150 to win the Bell Division of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls' Golf Tour Tournament of Champions at Moss Creek Country Club's Devils Elbow North Course. Charlotte's Madison Moosa was second at 155.

Morgan Laird of Waxhaw, N.C., won the Futures Division with a two-day score of 162, edging Samantha Vodry of Mooresville, N.C,, by a stroke.

The event featured a field of 19 players. To have earned an invitation, players must have: won (or finished runner-up when the champion is ineligible) a 2013 PKBGT event, placed in the top three at a 2013 PKBGT major championship or won a Bell Division 2012 PKBGT event.

HOLES-IN-ONE

  • Donna Cawthon hit a hole-in-one Sept. 14 on the seventh hole at Moss Creek's North Course. She used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Randi Jones, Elizabeth Jacobson, and Kay Lowell.

  • Dian Litster hit a hole-in-one Sept. 9 on the third hole at Okatie Creek Golf Club. She used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Nancy Nickell, Martha Villalobos and Ann Freer.

  • Gerald Turley hit a hole-in-one Sept. 10 on the 17th hole at Okatie Creek Golf Club. He used a 7-iron. Witness was Bunny Turley.

  • Bill Mitchell hit a hole-in-one Sept. 10 on the 16th hole at Sanctuary Golf Club.

  • Paul Broske hit a hole-in-one Sept. 17th on the seventh hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. He used a 7-wood. Witnesses were Joe Kozlowski, Robert Keller, and George McCartney.

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