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Four Strand golf courses ranked in Top 100 list

Golf Magazine has unveiled its biennial list of the “Top 100 You Can Play,” a ranking of America’s best public courses, and four Grand Strand layouts earned a spot on the prestigious list. A lowcountry classic, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club led the way at No. 29, followed by the Dunes Club (No. 39), True Blue (No. 77), and Barefoot Resort’s Love Course (No. 85). The Top 100 You Can Play... 

Clemson’s Carson claims second S.C. Amateur title

Carson Young of Pendleton held onto his third round lead and claimed his second SCGA Amateur Championship in four years at Sunday’s 85th South Carolina Amateur Championship at DeBordieu Club in Georgetown. . The Clemson golfer began the day with a two shot lead over Andrew Novak of Mt. Pleasant. He made bogey on the first hole. When asked if the bogey worried him he said, “you can’t think... 

Coastal’s Obecny qualifies for U.S. Amateur tourney

Thadd Obecny II, a rising junior for Coastal Carolina men’s golf team, carded a 7-under par 135 to finish second at the Sectional Qualifier and earn a berth to the 116th US Amateur, played August 15-21 at historic Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich. – a suburb of Detroit. Obecny and medalist Garrett Rank were the two players to advance from the Weirton (W.Va.) Sectional,... 

Johnson still has hot hand, shares Canadian Open lead

Coastal Carolina alum Dustin Johnson won his first U.S. Open championship last month and he’s in position to claim another country’s championship. Johnson recovered from two bogeys and a double bogey on his first four holes Friday at the RBC Canadian Open to shoot a 1-under 71 and remain tied for the second-round lead with fellow American Luke List in Oakville, Ontario. List and Johnson... 

World Am field nears 3,000 as deadline approaches

More than 2,900 players from 25 countries have already registered for the 33rd annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, which will be played August 29-September 2, and golfers still have time to sign-up for the “Every Man’s Major.” The deadline for registration is August 6. Players can register at www.MyrtleBeachWorldAm.com. A 72-hole net stroke play tournament, the World... 

Stanger shoots 66 to claim 110th Southern Am crown

University of Virginia senior Jimmy Stanger fired a final round of 6-under 66 Sunday for a tourney total of 12-under to win the 110th Southern Amateur at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club. Stanger entered Sunday trailing Lloyd Jefferson Go by three strokes. His 66 was good enough to edge Oklahoma State sophomore Zach Bauchou by one shot. The All-ACC selection opened play Sunday with his first birdie... 

Strong college field hunts Go at 110th Southern Am

While millions will spend Sunday pursuing the latest craze of Pokemon Go, golfers at the 110th Southern Amateur Championship will be chasing leader Lloyd Jefferson Go around the Dunes Golf & Beach Club course. The Seton Hall University senior fired a 4-under 68 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round. Zachary Bauchou of Oklahoma State also shot 68 to move into second... 

Ex-Chant Johnson shoots for back-to-back majors

Coastal Carolina crashed the College World Series party last month with the school’s first national title. Now the Chanticleers may be ready to take over the world as its most famous alum goes for a major international championship. Former CCU All-American Dustin Johnson enters this week’s 145th Open Championship as one of the favorites after winning his last two outings. DJ claimed... 

Johnson pulls out Olympics over Zika virus concerns

Former Coastal Carolina golfer Dustin Johnson will not participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, because of concerns about the Zika virus. The world’s second-ranked golfer said he and his wife Paulina, the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, plan to have more children in the future and thought it would be “irresponsible” to put his family at risk... 

Johnson’s major win raises expectations for ex-Chant

Just as success at the College World Series has raised the bar for Coastal Carolina, a major victory has also raised the expectations of the school’s most famous graduate. Dustin Johnson’s win in last Sunday’s US Open has been a major breakthrough for the Chanticleers’ former two-time All-American. With that elusive first major title finally under his belt, DJ might be ready... 
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