Local Golf Notebook, Dec. 6: Hurricane Tour stops by Palmetto Dunes

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Local Golf Notebook, Dec. 6: Hurricane Tour stops by Palmetto Dunes

From staff reports
Published Thursday, December 6, 2012   |  727 Words  |  

Brothers Drew and Alec Weary of Bluffton finished second and third, respectively, in the Boys 11-14 Division at last weekend's Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Identi Club Junior Challenge at the George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes.

Drew shot a two-day total of 14-over-par 154 to edge older brother Alec by a stroke. The brothers were paired together for the tournament's final day.

Drew also won the Par 5 Performance Challenge, the only statistical category not won by the tournament winner, Summerville's Zak Butt, who shot 5-under 135 for his sixth win of the year.

Scotland's Ewen Ferguson of the Junior Players Golf Academy shot an 8-over 148 and defeated Philip Loeb in a one-hole playoff to win the Boys 15-18 Division and take the tour points lead. Bluffton's Bryson Nimmer was third with a score of 10-over 150.

Chile's Isidora Quevedo, also of the JPGA, won the Girls 15-18 Division with a score of 10-over 150 to clinch the points lead.


The International Junior Golf Tour's fifth annual Hank Haney Invitational will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Harbour Town Golf Links and the Ocean Course, both at Hilton Head Island's Sea Pines Resort.

The a two-day, 36-hole event will feature some of the top junior golfers from the Southeast. The tournament features players aged 9-19 in three divisions: Boys 15-19, Boys Under-14 and Girls Under-19.

The tournament is nationally ranked by the American Junior Golf Association, Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Details: www.SeaPines.com/golf or 800-792-9143.


The International Junior Golf Tour hosted a two-day, 36-hole event last weekend at Bluffton's Old South Golf Links.

Matthew Rushton of Cape Town, South Africa, a full-time student at Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy, fired back-to-back 70s to edge classmate Mickey Werenski by four strokes and win the Boys 15-19 Division. Bluffton's Charlie Spencer-White was tied for third after shooting 76-72--148.

In the Boys Under 14 Division, Tennoshin Ogawa of Japan, also a full-time Hank Haney IJGA student, posted rounds of 74 and 76 to defeat Andrew Spiegler by four strokes.

Hank Haney IJGA student Rei Nakatani of Tokyo won the Girls Under 19 Division with rounds of 78 and 71, slipping past classmate Thamonpat Siriko of Bangkok by one stroke.


The Country Club of Hilton Head won the 10th annual Ladies' Plantation Cup held Nov. 9 and 14 at Bear Creek and the Country Club of Hilton Head.

The two-day net stroke-play competition featured 10 two-person teams from each club led by their golf professional, playing best ball the first day and Chapman Alternate Shot the second day.

Country Club of Hilton Head, led by Chip Pellerin, shot 996, followed by The Golf Club at Indigo Run led by Lance Buntin at 1,041. Brett Heiser and Bear Creek shot 1,047 for third place. Dolphin Head, led by Matt Stewart, was fourth at 1,066.

The low two-person team score of 135 came from Country Club of Hilton Head's Beth Taylor and Ruth Schroeder.


  • Walter Palechka hit a hole-in-one Dec. 4 on the second hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. He used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Don Winterbottom and Steve Dexler.
  • Ellie Duke hit a hole-in-one Dec. 1 on the second hole at Bear Creek Golf Club. She used a 5-iron. Witnesses were Carol DeKany, Susie Page, and Sandy Cuoco.
  • Christine Putnam hit a hole-in-one Nov. 21 on the 15th hole at Hilton Head National Golf Club. She used a pitching wedge. Witnesses were Charlotte Jeffrey, Pam Arway, and Deb Hendren.
  • Chuck Duvall hit a hole-in-one Dec. 1 on the second hole at Bear Creek Golf Club. He used a 8-iron. Witnesses were Chuck Witte and Paul Hummel.
  • Will Baukhages hit a hole-in-one Dec. 3 on the seventh hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. He used a 6-iron. Witnesses were Roscoe Sandlin and Jim Murray.