Fore! Hotel clerk thwarts armed robber with a golf club

A 60-year-old hotel clerk didn't put up with a man's attempt to rob the Quality Inn Suites early Sunday, according to an incident report from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The clerk was doing his daily audit at about 1:30 a.m. when a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun ran into the hotel on Hilton Head Island's north end and demanded money. The clerk pushed the robber, who then hit him in the face with the gun.

The clerk grabbed a nearby golf club, chased the man out of the hotel and then called 911.

The robber was described as a white man, about 5-feet-10-inches tall, 175 pounds and wearing a dark ski mask, blue jeans and a dark T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 843-524-2777.