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Golf: Seahawks finish third; SJ passes NMB for eighth

Myrtle Beach made a big move in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 3A Boys Golf Tournament at the Hackler Course in Conway. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, so did newly crowned state champion AC Flora. In a three-way tie for fifth place entering the day, the Seahawks shot 2-over-par 289 to improve Monday’s first round by 25 strokes. However, it turned out to be the second-best round of... 

Dorn, Wheeler see Coastal careers come to a close

Ben Wheeler and Andrew Dorn, two of Coastal Carolina’s more decorated players, closed their impressive careers at the 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Saturday at UNC’s Finley Golf Course (par 72, 7,242 yards). Wheeler shot a final round, even par 72 to move up five spots into a tie for 49th. Overall, CCU graduate tallied a 54-hole score of 221 (74-75-72). Dorn, also a CCU graduate, tied... 

Pine Lakes among 12 golf clubs sold to Chinese group

A Chinese investment group more than doubled the number of Grand Strand golf courses it owns in a deal announced Thursday with National Golf Management. Founders Group International has acquired a majority interest in locally-based NGM’s assets, giving FGI a vested interest in 22 courses in Myrtle Beach area. Among the most recognizable names of courses involved in the transaction is Pine Lakes... 

Furyk goes from fun in NMB to triumph in Hilton Head

Jim Furyk started the busy week with a relaxing loss in the Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am at Barefoot Resort and finished it with a playoff victory in the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town. Furyk, who won the Hootie and the Blowfish charity event in 2014 but lost the PGA Tour event in Hilton Head, reversed the trend this year with Sunday’s impressive day of golf. Furyk made a birdie on... 

Chants hold unofficial lead after storm halts first round

The first round of the 2015 Big South Championship was suspended Sunday because of thunderstorms and will resume Monday at 10 a.m. at the Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor in Ninety Six, SC. Coastal Carolina is currently leading, posting a 6-under par team score after playing 8-10 holes. The Chanticleers are leading Radford by two strokes prior to the suspension. The start of the round was delayed... 

Rain spoils golf, not spirits at Monday After the Masters

The team led by PGA Tour star Harris English and musician Javier Colon won the rain-shortened Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am title at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course Monday. For the 10th consecutive year, a sellout out crowd of 6,000+ fans packed the Dye Course to watch their favorite athletes, musicians and celebrities compete in the 21st annual Monday After the... 

Masters: Spieth pulls away; Johnson sets eagles record

Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson enjoyed record-setting days at The Masters on Friday. The 21-year-old Spieth followed his opening 8-under-par 64 with a bogey-free 66 to break a 36-hole Masters record at 14-under 130, set a major championship record for score in relation to par and tied the major record of 130 after two rounds at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Only Charley Hoffman is in... 

Top juniors tee off on Strand for Palmetto Championships

Junior golfers from across America are descending on Myrtle Beach for the 18th annual Palmetto High School Golf Championship, one of the nation’s largest scholastic events. Forty teams from nine states will be participating in the 54-hole college style event, which will be played April 2-4. The Palmetto counts PGA Tour champions Rickie Fowler and Harris English among its most distinguished alumni. “The... 

Johnson caps big comeback in more ways than one

Dustin Johnson is officially back. The former Coastal Carolina University All-American overcame a five-shot deficit to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship by one stroke over J.B. Holmes at Trump National Doral in Miami on Sunday. Johnson closed with a 3-under-par 69 on the TPC Blue Monster course to finish at 279. Holmes carded a final-round 75 and wound up at 280. In his fifth event... 

Myrtle Beach opens season with Patriot Invitational win

The Myrtle Beach High boys golf team teed off on the 2015 season in impressive fashion on Monday by winning the Fort Dorchester Patriot Invitational on Monday. After Sunday’s opening round was canceled to shorten the tournament to a one-day event, the Seahawks shot 306 at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation in Summerville on Monday to capture the team title among 16 squads. Myrtle Beach was led... 
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