Beaufort News

Local Golf Notebook, May 26

Five Beaufort County golfers claimed top-three finishes in their age divisions at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Bluffton Junior Open last weekend at Oldfield Golf Club.

Hilton Head Island's Andrew Orischak led the way with a second-place finish in the boys 10-12 division, carding a two-day total of 160 to finish eight shots behind champion Kyle Spencer of Mount Pleasant. Bluffton's Alec Weary was third in that division, one shot behind Orischak.

Hilton Head Island's Kyle Eichelsbacher tied for third in the boys 15-19 division, shooting 147 to finish five shots off the pace set by Jackson Moore of Isle of Palms.

Hilton Head Island's Will Miles tied for third in the boys 13-14 division, finishing at 158, three shots behind champion Jake Carter of Aiken.

Hilton Head Island's Olivia Landino was the top female finisher from the area, taking third in the girls 14-18 division. She shot 157, six shots behind Eunice Yi of Evans, Ga. Bluffton's Brandi Hammonds was fourth in the division at 158.

A total of 84 players competed in the event.


The American Junior Golf Association's Hilton Head Junior All-Star event is returning to Berkeley Hall Club from June 19-23.

The AJGA has held an event in the Hilton Head Island area since 1994, though it has moved to different courses and carried different names. The event is in its second year under the Hilton Head Junior All-Star moniker.

The event begins with a qualifier June 19 and continues with the Junior-Am fundraising tournament June 20 before tournament play begins June 21.

The 54-hole tournament attracts some of the top junior golfers in boys and girls divisions.


Bob Greenly hit a hole-in-one May 12 on the 12th hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. He used a pitching wedge. Witnesses were Martha Greenly, Bill Reinhardt, and Stuart Blickstein.

Jane Abrams hit a hole-in-one May 13 on the 13th hole at Sanctuary Golf Club. She used an 8-iron. Witnesses were Bonnie Downs, Gail Bates, and Cindy Miller.