D McCollum managed to get up and down from a bunker on the final hole and scored a one-stroke victory over Jacob Traylor in the 50th Chick Miler Invitational golf tournament on May 28 at Summerville Country Club. The event was shortened to 36 holes because of weather.
McCollum shot 67-72–139, while Traylor shot 69-71–140.
Chris Asbell finished third at 142, while Mike Cobb and David Connor tied for fourth at 143.
Steve LaPrad won the inaugural Bufort Blanton Senior Division with a score of 80-75–155, edging Rich Bull by one shot. Gary Hartman was third at 164.
CHAMPIONSHIP: D McCollum, 67-72–139; Jacob Traylor, 69-71–140; Chris Asbell, 72-70–142; Mike Cobb, 69-74–143; David Connor, 70-73–143; Blake Maull, 71-73–144; John Havrilack, 72-73–145; Brodie Blanton, 72-73–145; Steve Agazzi, 74-72–146; Jimmy Waring, 74-72–146.
FLIGHT 1: Christian Woods, 75-68–143; Chris Terry, 75-71–146; Josh Traylor, 76-72–148. FLIGHT 2: Ryan Castle, 80-73–153; Parker Cleveland, 79-74–153; Ryan Ziptere, 79-75–154. FLIGHT 3: Tim Cone, 81-72–153; Chris Willis, 83-81–164; Matt Wilson, 83-81–164; Ed Galbavy, 83-81–164; Jimmy Jones, 82-82–164. FLIGHT 4: Jack Stone, 86-76–162; Justin Hewett, 84-79–163; Jamie Quinn, 84-81–165.
FLIGHT 5: Derek Mckenzie, 87-77–164; Andrew Kenney, 87-79–166; Buzzy Bramble, 87-79–166; Ronald Cosgrove, 86-80–166. FLIGHT 6: Derrick Johnson, 90-81–171; Danny Taylor, 91-82–173; Michale Coutu, 91-83–174. FLIGHT 7: Adam Stater, 94-84–178; Cash Blanton, 94-89–183; Grant Wactor, 95-90–185; Ben Albert, 93-92–185. FLIGHT 8: Brian Koellner, 95-92–187; Casey Evans, 99-93–192; Manny Yniesta, 100-93–193.
SENIORS: Steve LaPrad, 80-75–155; Rich Bull, 77-79–156; Gary Hartmann, 79-81–160; Wes Fleming, 81-83–164; Richard Walker, 86-83–169; Robert Driggs, 87-87–174; Reed Charpia, 89-87–176; Barry Connor, 93-84–177; Allen Sharkey, 88-89–177; Randy Henderson, 90-89–179.
Sullivan wins SCJGA Match Play
Rowan Sullivan of Charleston, the No. 6 seed, scored a 4 and 2 victory over No. 29 Gabe Schmitz of Okatie to win the inaugural boys title in the S.C. Junior Golf Association Match Play Championship contested May 25 at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland.
Schmitz had advanced with a 4 and 3 semifinal victory over Lucas Acevedo of Charleston.
“I started off really well today,” Sullivan told the SCJGA. “I got up early and kind of just cruised and made pars. I think that’s the key to match play out here, you can par your guy to death and make them make birdie which is how I think I was able to win. I think this tournament has the makings of something really special, and I’m really thankful and excited to be the inaugural boys champion.”
Caroline Hawkins of Columbia birdied the 19th hole to defeat Bridget Wilkie of Bluffton and win the girls division on May 24.
Eberard-Edens win SCGA Super Senior Four-Ball
Defending champions Tom Eberhard of Johns Island and Bob Edens of Columbia shot 63-69–132 to win the South Carolina Golf Association Super Senior Four-Ball title played May 18 at The Legends Golf Course at Parris Island.
Mike Weiner of Kiawah Island and George Ackerman of Charleston won the Legends Division for players 70 and older, shooting 11-under-par 133.
CALGA at Legend Oaks
Cathy Yurkon of Stono Ferry won field low gross honors with a score of 77 while Lori Irizarry of Charleston Municipal took field low net honors with a 67 in the Charleston Area Ladies Golf Association (CALGA) match played May 16 at Legend Oaks Golf Club.
Flight winners were: First – Terry Rickson, Charleston Municipal, 88 gross; Tori Langen, Seabrook, 78 net. Second – Susan Moring, Dunes West, 91 gross; Sue Jones, Rivertowne, 74 net. Third – Marie Stone, Wescott, 93 gross; Brenda Griffin, Wescott; Sara Murphy, Charleston Municipal; Bonnie Foulois, Wescott, 72 net. Fourth – Dorothy Aimar, Charleston Municipal; Lucy Richmond, Dunes West, 98 gross; Ginny Beane, Shadowmoss, 72 net. Fifth – Victoria Callison, Stono Ferry, 101 gross; Diane Lovejoy, Dunes West, 73 net.
Jeannie Hillock, March 15, River Course-Kiawah Island Club, No. 6, 108 yards, 7-hybrid. Witnesses: Allison Lang, Jeff Heikkinen, Mason Whooley.
Philip Stiles Jr., May 4, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, No. 11, 97 yards, pitching wedge. Witnesses: Jim Rock, Lou Jean Crouch, Bill Saab.
Matt Howe, May 17, Plantation Course at Edisto, No. 12, 105 yards, wedge. Witnesses: Jeff Price, Gerald Silvernale, Cotes Simons.
Patty Bracken, May 19, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, No. 15, 92 yards, 9-iron. Witness: Janet Helberg.
Joe Conzemius, May 19, Cassique-Kiawah Island Club, No. 16, 185 yards, 5-iron.
Nicholas Papa, May 20, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, No. 14, 120 yards, wedge. Witnesses: Joshua Traylor, Jackson McGowen.
Glenn Carter, May 22, Oak Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, No. 15, 98 yards, 9-iron. Witness: David Wilson.
Diane Gulyas, May 22, Cougar Point-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, No. 2, 7-hybrid. Witnesses: Patti Bracken, Karla Hughes, Candice Powels.
Steve Robarge, May 27, Dunes West Golf & River Club, No. 6, 132 yards, 9-iron. Witnesses: Roy Flanagan, Brian Kelly, Mike Hamilton.
Ryan Bozard, May 29, Plantation Course at Edisto, No. 3, 125 yards, sand wedge. Witnesses: Jude Sword, Palmer Ging, Bub Dimaggio.