Beaufort News

Local Golf Notebook, Jan. 27

Bluffton's Jennifer Adams finished second in the women's division of the S.C. Golf Association's Tournament of Champions, played Saturday and Sunday at The Tradition Club on Pawley's Island.

After shooting 83 in the first round, Adams bounced back with a 74 in the second round -- the low round of the weekend in the women's division -- to force a playoff with Cecelia Barksdale of Murrells Inlet. But Barksdale won on the first playoff hole, relegating Adams to runner-up status.

Hilton Head Island's Terrie Allemang (83-81--164) finished third.

Tyler Williams of Hilton Head Island was 10th in the men's division, carding rounds of 80 and 74 to finish 14 shots behind champion Ron Schroder of Aiken.

The Tournament of Champions is one of 19 major championships conducted by the S.C. Golf Association. The field consisted of 112 men and women who were club champions or one-day tournament champions throughout the state.


Moss Creek Golf Club will host three women's college tournaments this spring, beginning with the Newberry College Invitational on Feb. 14-15.

The club also will be the site of the Lowcountry Intercollegiate hosted by Wofford College on March 20-21 and the Southern Conference Championship on April 17-19.


The Sea Pines Junior Heritage is set for Feb. 5-6 with tournament rounds to be played on Sea Pines' Ocean Course and Harbour Town Golf Links.

The tournament is expected to draw a top-flight field of junior golfers. Players who have already committed include defending boys champion Jim Liu of Smithtown, N.Y.

Past champions include PGA Tour players Kyle Stanley, Sean O'Hair and Charles Howell III.