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CCU’s Ruiz picked to play in Latin America Amateur

Coastal Carolina junior golfer Luis Ruiz has been selected to play in the 2018 Latin America Amateur Championship, which will be contested at the Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 20-23. The winner will be invited to the 2018 Masters and receive exemptions into the final stages of qualifying for The Open and U.S. Open in 2018. Ruiz is one of eight golfers from his native Mexico... 

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year award

St. James High junior Smith Knaffle may need to add an extra shelf to her already loaded trophy case as yet another prestigious award came in Thursday. Knaffle was named the Class 4A Golf Player of the Year by the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports. She will be honor you at a Player of the Year Luncheon next month in Columbia, the next stop on her rising career. The University... 

Golf: SJ’s White inks deal; CF’s Spencer closes strong

St. James High golfer Jordan White made her first hole-in-one for the Lady Sharks last season. On Monday, she delivered a two-for-one. Fresh off winning her third straight team state title and third-place individual showing in the Class 4A State Golf Championships, White signed to take her game to the next level at Coker College. Best of all for the Coker golf program, White will be attending the... 

Sharks three-peat, Knaffle repeats as state champs

The SCHSL might consider renaming the Class 4A girls golf state championship to the St. James Cup, because the Lady Sharks seem to have a stranglehold on the hardware. St. James won its third consecutive team state title, and junior Smith Knaffle successfully defended her individual championship at Tuesday’s final round of the state tournament at the Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head. After... 

Carolina Forest girls finish ninth at state tournament

The Carolina Forest girls golf team posted its best finish in program history with a ninth-place showing out of 16 teams in the Class 5A state tournament on Tuesday at River Bluff Golf Club in Lancaster. The Lady Panthers (766) may have more school records ahead as they were led by seventh-grader Mia Gray. She shot 79-80–159 for an eighth-place overall finish among individuals in her first... 

CCU shoots under par as team for top-five showing

For the ninth time in nine opportunities this season, the Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot under par as a team, carding a 1-under 287 Sunday, and moved up one spot to finish in a tie for fifth with a 54-hole total of 853 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, played at the par 72, 7,147-yard Blackthorn Club at The Ridges. Coastal Carolina has finished among the top five in all three events... 

Chants, Ruiz enjoy record lows at Tar Heel tourney

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot under par in each of its three rounds (17 under par overall); carded a score of 847, which ties for the fourth-best, 54-hole score in school history; and finished fifth in the 12-team Tar Heel Intercollegiate, played at the par 72, 7,242-yard UNC Finley Golf Course. The Chanticleers were led by Luis Ruiz. The junior tried for third and posted a career-best... 

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU Shootout

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 3-under par 285 Tuesday and finished fourth in the team’s opening event of 2017-18, the 12-team Janney VCU Shootout. The Chanticleers were led by Thadd Obecny II, who was runner-up and posted a career-best, 9-under par 207 (67-70-70) at the par 72, 6,927-yard Tuckahoe Creek Course at the Country Club of Virginia. West Virginia won the team title with... 

Virginians strike it rich at World Am Championship

Curtis Henley of Poquoson, Va., shot a gross 82, good for a net 66, to win the World Championship Playoff at the 34th annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club. Henley edged James Dupont of Meadville, Pa., and Charlotte’s Jim Acord, who shot net 67s to finish tied for second place. Fellow Virginian’s Ted Hartung and Thomas “Duke”... 

Johnson catches fire late, defeats Spieth in playoff

Former Coastal Carolina University All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson pulled off a stunning comeback victory Sunday to defeat Jordan Spieth on the first playoff hole to win The Northern Trust at Old Westbury (NY). Johnson began the day three strokes behind third-round leader Spieth, and Johnson trailed by as many as five strokes on the front nine before catching fire on the back... 
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