Beaufort News

Local Golf Notebook, April 14

The Heritage and Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournaments are showing their appreciation for the military with special offers for next week's events.

Active-duty military personnel and their dependents, as well as members of the Wounded Warrior Project can attend the Heritage for free and gather at the Patriots' Outpost hospitality tent on the 18th fairway at Harbour Town Golf Links. A valid military ID is required for admission to the tournament and the hospitality area.

The Legends of Golf also is offering free admission to all active duty, retired and reserve military members and their dependents. Members of the military also enjoy free on-site parking and access to the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost, a complimentary hospitality venue that will be open on the 17th hole from Friday through Sunday of tournament week. Military members will need to print a ticket from www.birdiesforthebrave.com and present a valid military ID to gain admission.

In addition, April 22 will be Military Appreciation Day at the Legends of Golf, with a ceremony to take place on the 18th green immediately following the round.

USCB'S O'SULLIVAN WINS CONFERENCE HONOR

USC Beaufort golfer Kaitlin O'Sullivan was named the Sun Conference women's golfer of the week for the week of April 4-10 after tying for fifth at the Bash at the Beach, played on the LPGA International Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.

O'Sullivan, a Hilton Head High graduate, carded rounds of 77 and 74 and was the top Sun Conference finisher in the field of 16 teams and 87 golfers.

PAYNE HELPS PIRATES TO THIRD IN CONFERENCE

Former Hilton Head Christian Academy golfer Jenny Payne carded rounds of 83 and 78 to tie for 12th overall and help Armstrong Atlantic to a third-place finish at the Peach Belt Conference Championship on Monday and Tuesday at Savannah Quarter Country Club.

The Pirates now await news of whether they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II regionals, which are set for May 1-3.

HHIJGA NAMES OFFICERS

The Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Association has named its officers for the 2011 season, with Colleton River's Brett Heisler serving as chairman and Mike Gregga (Moss Creek) and Daryl Shipos (Colleton River) acting as co-tournament chairmen, director Larry Kellogg announced.

Other officers are: Chris Westine (Eagle's Pointe), pro-pal director; Ben Chehval (Long Cove Club), skills academy director; Ben Hoover (Harbour Town Golf Links), Hooked on Golf chairman; John Farrell (Harbour Town), Brent Carlson (Eagle's Pointe) and Heidi Wright-Tennyson (Moss Creek), PGA advisors.

SMITH WINS HJGT EVENT

Hilton Head Island's Matthew Smith won the boys 15-19 division Sunday at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Major Championship event at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Ga.

Smith carded rounds of 70 and 72, then won a playoff with Savannah's Chris Sells for the title.

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