Golfers are still needed for the final two days of Healing Heroes Golf Week, hosted by the Independence Fund in an effort to support severly injured veterans of the Iran and Afghanistan wars.
Area golfers have the opportunity to play a round of golf that will help pay for a ParaMobile, a $17,000 device designed to allow wounded veterans to stand and play golf.
Golfers who pay the $75 entry fee will be joined in their foursome by one of roughly two dozen wounded veterans participating this week.
Today's round is at Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island and Friday's round will be played at the Fripp Island Ocean Point Links.
The fee covers cart, greens fees, prizes and snacks. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. each day with a shotgun start for scramble at noon. Each round is limited to 100 golfers.
Brad Clayton, a PGA teaching pro who is missing his right arm, will conduct clinics at 11:15 a.m. before the rounds today and Friday.
Event organizers are not financially compensated, and all proceeds will go to benefit wounded troops.
Details: Robert de Treville at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-379-8877
HANK HANEY STUDENTS SWEEP IJGT EVENT
Mark Folkwein, a full-time student at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy, shot 72-70 to edge classmate Poom Pattaropon by a stroke over the weekend for the Boys 15-19 Division title at the International Junior Golf Tour's Florida Swing at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
The win was Folkwein's second of the year.
Lohith Ramaraju, also a student at Hank Haney IJGA shot 74-76 to win the Boys Under 14 division.
Ayaka Naakayama won her seventh event of the season in the Girls Under 19 Division. The Hank Haney IJGA student shot 78-72 to edge classmate Cake Phuchanbanchob by a stroke.
This week's IJGT event, the Kentwool Socks Open, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Hilton Head Island's Oyster Reef Golf Club.
TERRAZAS FINISES 25TH
Hilton Head Island resident Aaron Terrazas shot 8-over-par 73-75-75--223 over the weekend to finish tied for 25th at the 2012 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
Zacahary Olsen shot 7-under-par 68-68-73--209 to win the event, ranked by Golfwwek as the No. 1 junior tournament in the world.
Terrazas, originally from Alvarado, Mexico, is a ninth-grade student at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.
Lee Rosenberg hit a hole-in-one April 19th on the eighth hole at Bear Creek Golf Club. He used a gap wedge. Witnesses were Phil Murphy and John Way.
John Chluda hit a hole-in-one April 5th on the 16th hole at Sanctuary Golf Club. He used a 5-hybrid. Witnesses were Mike Babul, John Rossini, and Dave Larson.
John Ullery hit a hole-in-one April 16th on the 15th hole at Moss Creek Golf Club's south course. He used a 9-iron. Witnesses were Frank Martin and Lou Natale.
Linda Eberly hit a hole-in-one April 19th on the fifth hole at Moss Creek Golf Club's south course. She used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Ginny Crispell, Marcia Muzinich, and Sandy Lachenauer.
Bobbie Callaway hit a hole-in-one April 16th on the second hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. She used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Linda Akey, Sherry Robinson, and Carole Johnson.
Dan McCormick hit a hole-in-one April 23 on the 158-yard 11th hole on Fripp Island's Ocean Point Golf Course. Witnesses were Steve Makgill, Susan Briggs and Nancy Connell.