Golf: CF, MB edge rivals; CCU men, women surge

cfgolf-driveThe Carolina Forest boys golf team scored a narrow six-stroke victory over Region 6-5A rival Socastee on Monday.

Playing on the challenging Pete Dye layout at Prestwick Country Club with a storm front moving in, the Panthers carded a 158 to edge the Braves (164).

Kevin Burris 36 led the way for Carolina Forest with a 36, followed closely by teammate Chris Fortenbery’s 37. Dylan Griffin shot 41 and Ben Vansant scored 44 to round out the scoring for Panthers.

* The Myrtle Beach High boys beat St. James and the rain, rolling in the final putt as the skies opened up at Blackmoor Golf Club.

The Seahawks defeated the Sharks 147-167, led by medalist Keegan Vaugh’s even-par 35. Myrtle Beach once again saw four players shoot in the 30s as Dock Jarman (36), Holden Grigg (37), and Seth Boyce (39) rounded out the Seahawks’ scorecard.

St James was led by Coleman Bess (39), Walker Devers (42), Charlie Wike (43) and Graham Gerrald (43).

Myrtle Beach is on the road to Diamondback Tuesday to face Aynor, followed by Wednesday’s region shsowdown with North Myrtle Beach at Eagles Nest Golf Course.

* Coastal Carolina’s men’s golf team, as well as host East Carolina, shot a 593 over 36 holes Monday to tie for first at the East Carolina Intercollegiate, played at the par 72, 6,708-yard Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, NC.

The Chanticleers, with three individuals tied for fifth, posted an opening-round 291, six shots ahead of the field, and shot a 302 in the afternoon session while the Pirates posted a 296 in the second round to see a tie after two rounds.

The final 18 holes are scheduled to be played Tuesday.

Coastal and East Carolina are 17-over par after two rounds and lead the 11-team field by four strokes over Maryland (597), followed by West Virginia (599) and Old Dominion (602).

Luis Ruiz, Thadd Obecny II and Ryan Carpenter are each tied for fifth, shooting a 4-over 148. ECU’s Tim Conover and Bennett Wisner (Loyola) are tied for first 143) while Jack Musgrave (Georgetown) and Justin Feldman (Maryland) are tied for third (147).

* The Coastal Carolina women’s golf team knocked five strokes off their first round score in shooting a 298 on day two of the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational.

Malene Krolboll Hansen shot an even-par 72 to lead the second day of action for the Chanticleers.  She heads into the final round with a three-over 147 (75-72) and is tied for 10th overall.

Damla Bilgic’s second day of action revealed another strong outing as she finished the day with a two-day total 147 (73-74), tied with teammate Hansen at three-over and is tied with Hansen for 10th overall.

Ending the second round with a 150 (74-76) was Marie Lunackova.  She stands six-over par and is tied for 23rd.

Photo by Terry Massey

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