Melany Chong outlasted fellow IJGA student Angela Aung in a playoff to win the International Junior Golf Tour's spring opener last weekend at Oldfield Golf Club.
Chong began the final day with a two-stroke lead, but struggles on the front nine allowed Aung's even-par 72 to draw even and force extra holes. Chong finally secured the victory with a par at Oldfield’s par-3 13th hole.
Hilton Head Island’s Chase Phillips claimed a three-shot win in the Boys 14-and-under division, his fourth victory in five IJGT starts since September.
South Korea's Tae Young Kang won the boys' upper division in a four-shot romp, recording the low round each day.
HHIAGA OPENER NEARS
The Hilton Head Island Amateur Golf Association begins its seven-tournament schedule with a two-day event Feb. 20-21 at Moss Creek's South course.
Entry fees are $135, with prizes to be awarded in championship, handicap and senior divisions.
Unlike previous years, the Senior Championship won’t be part of the opening weekend and will now take place in September alongside the Hilton Head Island Amateur. Go online to HHIAGA.com to enter or for more information.
GOLF FOR RUGBY
The Hilton Head Rugby Club’s 10th annual fundraising tournament will be played Feb. 13 at the Golden Bear GC at Indigo Run, with proceeds helping to finance the team’s 2016 activities.
Entry fees are $90 per golfer, which includes dinner and beer at conclusion of the day’s play. Sponsor packages also are available. To sign up or for more information, visit HiltonHeadRugby.com or call 843-301-5674.
ACES & ALBATROSSES
• Kevin Flynn recorded a hole-in-one Feb. 2 on the 12th hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club, utilizing a 5-hybrid to find the cup from 136 yards. Witnesses were Paul Paris, Wallace Gross and Alan Richter.