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Knaffle’s strong run comes to end just shy of Sweet 16

Smith Knaffle of Murrells Inlet saw her surprising run to the US Girls Junior Championship’s match play tournament come to an end in the round of 32 on Thursday at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta (MO). Knaffle, who advanced to match play after placing in the top 64 in Monday’s and Tuesday’s round, suffered a tough loss to Annick Haczkiewicz of Las Vegas by a score of 3 and 2. The... 

Knaffle claims match play opener to reach field of 32

Smith Knaffle of Murrells Inlet continued her impressive play in Wednesday’s opening round of match play at the USGA Girls Junior Championship in Augusta (MO). After her two-day total score of 4-over-par 146 qualified her for the final tournament field of 64, Knaffle fired her best round yet at the Boone Valley Golf Club. The 25th-seeded Knaffle, a rising junior at St. James High, defeated... 

Knaffle advances to match play at USGA Girls Junior

Two-time defending state medalist Smith Knaffle of Murrells Inlet did what she needed to do in Tuesday’s second round of the USGA Girls Junior Championship to continue her time in the prestigious tournament. The St. James High junior shot 4-over-par 75 Tuesday for a two-day total of 146 – good for a tie for 23rd place. The top 64 from a field of more than 150 golfers advance to Wednesday’s... 

Johnson fires 64 to sneak back in hunt for claret jug

Former Coastal Carolina University All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson turned in his best round since his fateful fall before The Masters by shooting a 6-under-par 64 in Saturday’s third round of the British Open. Johnson made six birdies in his bogey-free round at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, allowing him to move from a tie for 35th place entering Saturday to tied... 

MB’s Grigg continues hot summer with national title

When Holden Grigg returns to Myrtle Beach High this fall, he will have one heck of a “What I did with my summer” essay. After winning the Class 4A state individual title and the Carolinas PGA Junior Championships, Grigg added the biggest feather to his golf cap yet by claiming the American Junior Golf Association title in Friday’s final round of the three-day tournament at The... 

MB’s Grigg, SJ’s Knaffle go low to earn PGA Junior bid

Grand Strand golfers made strong showings at the Carolina PGA Junior Championships over the weekend, including a local boys champion and a girls runner-up. Competing at the Hackler Course on the campus of Coastal Carolina in Conway, Myrtle Beach’s Holden Grigg claimed the title with a two-day total of 5-under-par 139. The rising junior and reigning Class 4A state champion qualified for the... 

Johnson ready to defend U.S. Open championship

Former Coastal Carolina standout and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson will attempt to defend his U.S. Open title this week at Erin Hills in Hartford, WI, site of the 117th U.S. Open. Johnson finally claimed his first major title after several disappointments, overcoming a controversial one-stroke penalty on the fifth hole to win by three shots over Jim Furyk, Scott Piercy and Shane Lowry of... 

Veterans Golf Classic ready to tee off on Grand Strand

The 18th annual Veterans Golf Classic, which has attracted 332 players from 29 states, is poised to tee-off on nine outstanding Myrtle Beach golf courses. A 54-hole, two-man team event, the Veterans Golf Classic is open to all current and former members of the military and their friends, and will be played June 5-7. The event features a different format of play each day – better ball, combined... 

Coastal’s Hansen captures Sun Belt golfer of the year

Coastal Carolina junior Malene Krolboll Hansen was named the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Golfer of the Year as voted upon by the league’s 10 head coaches while Texas State’s Sasikarn Somboonsup was named the Sun Belt Freshman and Newcomer of the Year. Hansen, a 2017 First Team All-Sun Belt selection, led the league with a 72.67 scoring average and claimed one win on the year... 

Golf: Five local teams, one individual qualify for state

Grand Strand golf teams didn’t have their best games in Monday’s Class 4A Lower State boys golf tournament at The Hackler Golf Course in Conway, but that’s the beauty of sport: They shot well enough to play another day. Myrtle Beach (302) took third place, North Myrtle Beach (321) finished sixth, and St. James (332) claimed the eighth and final qualifying spot for next week’s... 
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