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South Carolina residents rise to top at World Am

Greg Williams of North Augusta, S.C., shot a net 67 (gross 90) to win the Flight Winners’ Playoff at the 35th Annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course. Williams emerged from a field of 3,184 golfers and edged second-place finishers Rob Durbin (York, S.C.) and Mark Dey (Decatur, Mich.) by two shots to claim the title of World Champion. Derrick... 

Golf: Sharks ace opener; MB runs table in first week

The three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team launched its title defense Thursday in a nine-hole match at Traces Golf Club over West Florence. The Lady Sharks won their first regular season match by firing a 2-over 146 to top the host Lady Knights’ team score of 224. The Lady Sharks were led by freshman Adrian Anderson, who earned medalist honors by shooting 3-under 33.... 

Thousands invade Strand seeking World Am crown

Nearly 3,200 golfers from 49 states and 26 countries teed off under sunny skies Monday morning in the first round of the PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. A 72-hole, net stroke play event, golfers were placed into tightly grouped flights based on age, gender and their handicap index. After 72 holes of competition, all flight winners and ties will advance to Friday’s... 

MB’s Vaugh runs the table, wins SC Junior Match Play

Despite qualifying in the middle of the pack for this week’s South Carolina Junior Match Play championship, Myrtle Beach’s Keegan Vaugh rattled off six consecutive head-to-head matches to capture the boys title in Rock Hill. The rising junior for the Seahawks defeated Drayton Stewart of Charleston 1 up in Friday’s semifinal, then beat Ian Faulconer of Simpsonville 4 and 3 in the... 

Johnson wins at St. Jude, recaptures No. 1 ranking

Former Coastal Carolina two-time All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson is back on top of the golf world following his runaway victory in Sunday’s final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Johnson capped an week of incredible shots with perhaps his best, a walk-off eagle on No. 18 to put the finishing touches on a final round of 66 and a six-shot victory over Andrew... 

Strong finish lands Chants in top 10 but no NCAA bid

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a final-round, 7-under par 281 – its third-best round of the season – at the NCAA Kissimmee Regional. However, the Chanticleers could not overcome its two-day deficit, were not able to move up the leaderboard and placed 10th with a 54-hole score of 859 at the par-72, 7,154-yard Watson Course at Reunion Resort. After yesterday’s round, first year... 

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-up

The Myrtle Beach High School varsity boys golf team finished second overall at the Region 4A State Championship. Lancaster won the championship and AC Flora finished third. The two-day tournament took place at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University and wrapped up Tuesday. Though the Seahawks bested many of the top teams in the state, coach Lowell Counce described the squad’s second... 

Lone Panther Fortenberry ties for third in Class 5A

Carolina Forest’s Chris Fortenberry finished tied for third individually at the Class 5A Boys Golf Championships in Florence. Fortenberry followed up Monday’s round of even-par 71 with a 3-under 68 on Tuesday, tying Harrison Corbin of Boiling Springs for third and earning all-state honors. Gaffney’s Zach Gordon shot 62 Tuesday to earn medalist honors at 128, two strokes better... 

Boys Golf: Seahawks take aim at state title as a team

After Myrtle Beach High golfer Holden Grigg’s record-setting 2017 Class 4A state individual title that led the Seahawks to a runner-up finish, the then-sophomore was presented with his state championship ring. His reaction is one of the reasons Myrtle Beach is poised to capture the school’s second state championship in the sport at next week’s state tournament. “He tried... 

Coastal headed to Disney for NCAA golf regionals

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team along with numerous fans and supporters, gathered at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club Wednesday evening as it was announced that the Chanticleers will be playing the NCAA Kissimmee Regional, which will be held May 14-16 at played at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla., and hosted by Central Florida. In addition, NBC/Golf Channel provided live look-ins and interviewed... 
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