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.
IJGT RETURNS TO BLUFFTON
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.
* 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.
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