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Women’s South Carolina Golf Association Junior Golf Foundation
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Clarissa Childs, Executive Director, WSCGA
Sixth Annual WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation High School Invitational
Sanctuary at Cat Island, Beaufort
September 23 – 24, 2017
Sanctuary Golf Club Hosts Competitive Field for the 6th Annual WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation Invitational
72 junior girl golfers from 27 South Carolina high schools will be competing for both individual and team honors the weekend of September 23rd & 24th at the 6th Annual High School Invitational hosted by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association. The event will again be held at The Sanctuary at Cat Island in Beaufort.
Invitations were extended to the most competitive teams and individuals throughout the state ranging from the South Carolina High School League’s Class A to Class AAAAA teams and individuals from the South Carolina Independent School Association. The girls range in age from 12 to 18 and include 20 of the top 25 players in the South Carolina Junior Golf Association statewide girls’ rankings as of September 1, 2017.
“We are extremely pleased to provide this unique opportunity for these highly talented girls to play and compete with different players and teams than they encounter in their regions. It’s also fun for our board members to see these girls succeed at not only golf but personal interrelationships as well,” said Cathy Robinson, Chairperson of the Junior Golf Foundation.
The two-day, 36-hole event is open to the public with shotgun starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. The field this year is comprised of 15 teams of four and 12 individuals. Participating teams are from the following schools: Bishop England, Bluffton, Blythewood, Boiling Springs, Byrnes, Daniel, Greenville, Hartsville, Lexington, May River, Oceanside Collegiate Academy, River Bluff, Spartanburg, St. James and St. Joseph’s.
Individuals are from the following schools: Belton-Honea Path, Christ Church, Clover, Dreher, Emerald, Hilton Head Island, Lancaster, Mauldin, Patrick Henry, Travelers Rest, Wren and York.
Winning teams are recognized with a Champion’s Trophy, Runner-Up and Third through Fifth places. The five lowest scoring individuals and ties are also recognized as the “All High School Team” with an engraved award. In the WSCGA Junior Foundation’s partnership with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour, the two lowest scoring individuals will receive exemptions to the PKB Invitational at Grandover Resort in November. The tournament is sanctioned by the South Carolina High School League, and hosted by Lexington High School.
The Junior Golf Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of enhancing the lives of juniors through exposure to the game of golf by fostering competition, sportsmanship and appreciation for the integrity of the game. More information about the organization and this tournament can be found on our web site www.wscga.org.
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