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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... 

Golf: Casey’s 71 lifts Chiefs; local teams advance to LS

Five days after the North Myrtle Beach boys golf team lost out on the Region 7-4A regular-season title to rival Myrtle Beach, the Chiefs returned the favor on their home course Monday by defeating the Seahawks for the region tournament title. The Chiefs’ top foursome shot an 18-hole team total 306 at Eagle Nest Golf Course in Little River, cruising past runner-up Myrtle Beach (320) and third-place... 

Golf: Seahawks top Chiefs; Sharks finish off rival Braves

Regular-season region championships in golf are more about bragging rights than any strategic postseason advantage. With the Region 7-4A, Lower State and State tournaments set for next week, the big prizes are still up for grabs. But when the region includes two of the top three boys golf teams in the state, as was the case with No. 2 Myrtle Beach and No. 3 North Myrtle Beach in Wednesday’s... 

Golf: NMB aces St. James, faces MB for region crown

North Myrtle Beach used a balanced scoring effort to claim a 149-160 victory over St. James on Tuesday, setting up Wednesday showdown with rival Myrtle Beach for the regular season Region 7-4A championship. The Chiefs shot three 37s and a 38 to win the match with a team score of 149. Seniors McClure Thompson and David Lamb, along with sophomore Chandler Casey, all shot identical 1-over-par 37s.... 

CCU’s Ruiz makes playoff; Chants seventh at Sun Belt

Coastal Carolina sophomore Luis Ruiz turned in the low round for the third round, shooting a 67, and jumped five spots to force a four-way playoff at the 2017 Sun Belt Championship, played at the par 71, 6,807-yard Sandestin Raven Golf Club. Georgia Southern’s Steven Fisk birdied the first playoff hole (#18) to win the four-way playoff over Ruiz, Clay Vannoy (Troy) and Jake Storey (Georgia Southern).... 

Golf: Chiefs win tri-match; Lady Sharks hit Statehouse

The two-time defending Class 4A champion St. James High girls golf team made a different kind of “run to the state” Thursday. The Lady Sharks, who won back-to-back state championships in the fall, were recognized on the South Carolina Statehouse floor, receiving a standing ovation from the members on hand.They were the guests of State Representative Russell Fry. The Lady Sharks return... 

Golf: Chiefs, Seahawks win to set up region showdown

The Myrtle Beach High boys golf team continued its impressive two-week drive Wednesday with a win over Conway despite difficult conditions and circumstances. After playing in four tournaments over the past fortnight, the Seahawks headed to Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club in the rain and three starters light in the lineup. Myrtle Beach’s Dock Jarman led his team to a 165-173 victory... 
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