GOOSE CREEK, SC (Jan. 16, 2023) – The first SCJGA tournament of the year brought 90 junior golfers to Crowfield Golf Club in Goose Creek on Monday for the MLK Day Junior One Day.


Championship Links:   Boys 13-18 Results | Girls 13-18 Results | Boys 12 & Under Results | Girls 12 & Under Results


Matthew Teegardin of Charleston was victorious in the boys 13-18 division, finishing the day with a score of three-under par 69.


Lucas Acevedo of Charleston posted a score of two-under par 70 to be named runner up in this division.


In the girls 13-18 division, Karsyn Herron of Graniteville and Akiera Sanchez of Charleston each posted four-over par 76 to tie for first place. Herron won the scorecard playoff with a back-nine score of 34 to take home the title in this division, and Sanchez was named runner-up.


Shepherd Jablon of Charleston carded a score of two-over par 38 to claim the boys 12 and under division title.


Dylan Roof of Conway and Zim Atkinson of Columbia each finished the day with a score of three-over par 39 to tie for second in this division.


In the girls 12 and under division, Zoey Meldrum of Aiken finished the day at 12-over par 48 to be named champion of this division.


Finishing one-shot behind Meldrum to be named runner-up in this division was Olivia Van Damme of Summerville.


About the SCJGA Players Series


In February of 2022, the South Carolina Junior Golf Association announced a brand-new tournament series called the Players Series that is designed to give junior golfers from South Carolina the opportunity to develop their skills and earn exemptions into future Major Championships hosted by the SCJGA. The Players Series began with the Fripp Island Junior Challenge in early February and contested 15 different tournaments by the end of 2022.


All Players Series events are included in the Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings, as well as the year-long Players Series points standings, which will reward players with exemptions into future SCJGA Major Championships based on the standings at the conclusion of the year. All Players Series events are included in the year-long points race, as well as all statewide SCJGA One-Days such as the President’s Day One Day.


About the South Carolina Junior Golf Association


The purpose of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association is to continue the history and traditions of the ancient game of golf through its members and an active outreach to the youth of our state.   Established in 1990 by community leaders with a love for the game and a commitment to passing on golf’s heritage to the youth of South Carolina, the SCJGA is committed to meeting the needs of all young people in the state and providing playing opportunities to boys and girls that might not otherwise have the chance to experience golf and its many benefits. Through affordable opportunities of play, instruction and competition, juniors of all ages, walks of life and skill levels will be touched by the character of the game. It helps to teach them honor, sportsmanship and respect and makes them better prepared to face the challenges ahead in life.


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