Golf notes, June 19: Area courses auction rounds

Several area golf courses are offering rounds for auction to benefit turfgrass research.

Rounds 4 Research, a program hatched by the Environmental Institute for Golf, an arm of the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America, allows golfers to bid on rounds for two, four and stay-and-play packages.

Auctions are currently running until June 22 at

Among the area courses participating are Callawassie Island, Dataw Island, Fripp Island, Hampton Hall, Harbour Town, Heron Point, Hilton Head Lakes, Long Cove Club, May River, Moss Creek, Old South, Palmetto Dunes, Sanctuary Golf Club, Sea Pines Country Club, Spanish Wells and Rose Hill.

Rounds are being auctioned at courses throughout the state and country. Among the more popular items is a travel package to the 2015 U.S. Open, a foursome at Pinehurst No. 2 and a foursome at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club.

Since launching in July 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised nearly $150,000 for turfgrass research, according to its website. News and dates for 2014 auctions will be posted at

The next auctions will be held Aug. 1-10. Those wishing to help can donate a round or become a fundraising partner.

DiGenova, Langs among HHIJGA winners

John DiGenova shot a 4-over-par 76 to claim the boys 15-18 division of the Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Association event at Port Royal Golf Club on June 16.

DiGenova edged Travis Mancill, who also shot 76.

Meredith Langs shot 78 to win the girls 14-18 division. She won by five shots over Kathryn Thorne.

In the boys 13-14 division, Alex Ittenbach shot 89 to win by three shots. Morgan Caramello won the girls 11-13 division.

Final results

Boys 15-18: John DiGenova 76, Patrick Hall 80, Skylar McDaniel 81, Alexander Thaller 83, Jared Rountree 87, C. Ethan Curtis 88, Drew Hall 90, Evan White 96. Boys 13-14: Alex Ittenbach 89, Chase Phillips 92, Lucas Tomita, Sam Warren, Richard Weathers 111, Jeffrey Bauer 126. Girls 14-18: Meredith Langs 78, Kathryn Thorne 83 , Madelyn Edwards 92, Brooke Larson 96, Jamie Hubbard 97, Madeline Prince 98, Bethany Bonham 104, Caroline Richey 111. Girls 11-13 (9 holes): Morgan Caramello 71, Rebecca Hubbard 75.