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Palmetto Hall Plantation Club on Hilton Head Island will host the eGolf Professional Tour's season-opening event for the fourth straight year. The Palmetto Hall Championship presented by Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa will be held Feb. 14-17.
A field of 216 players is expected to compete for an estimated purse of $173,502.
The first two rounds will be split between the Cupp and Hills courses before the field is cut. The final two rounds will be played on the Cupp Course.
Nine players on the eGolf Tour in 2012 earned their 2013 PGA Tour cards, including Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy product Morgan Hoffman.
Hilton Head Island's Chris Epperson tied for 10th in last year's event, which was won by former Clemson standout Brent Delahoussaye.
In 2011, Corey Nagy beat Savannah's Brian Harman in a playoff when the event was called the Swiftwick Shootout. Russell Knox won the event in 2010.
HHH BOOSTERS TO HOST SEAHAWK OPEN
The Hilton Head Island High School All Sports Booster Club will host the 2013 Seahawk Open Golf Tournament on Feb. 17 at The Ocean Course at The Sea Pines Resort.
Practice and registration for the four-player team shamble format event starts at 9 a.m. at The Ocean Course Golf Shop, and there is a 10 a.m. shotgun start.
There will be longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and putting contests. Cost is $150 per golfer or $500 for a four-player team.
Details: Bob Rozek, 681-7273 or 683-7204.
IJGT EVENT COMES TO MOSS CREEK
The Moss Creek Golf Club will host the International Junior Golf Tour's Winter Invitational -- a two-day, 36-hole event -- on Saturday and Sunday. The event, which features the top junior golfers from the Southeast, has three divisions for players aged 9-19: Boys 15-19, Boys Under-14 and Girls Under-19.
The tournament is nationally ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Details: Visit www.MossCreek-HiltonHead.com or call 800-792-9143.
* Russ Piccioni hit a hole-in-one Dec. 28 on the sixth hole at Moss Creek's North Course. He used a 7-iron. Witnesses were Ed Millette, Larry Block, and Ron Deserrano.