DARLINGTON, SC (Feb. 21, 2023) – 119 junior golfers enjoyed fantastic weather on Monday for the Presidents Day One Day at Darlington Country Club. Tight leaderboards in all age brackets were the theme of the day, as all divisions were decided by a margin of two strokes or less.


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


Conway’s Andrew Roof and Luke Caughman of Lexington tied for first place in the boys 12 & under division at four-over par 40. Roof came out on top in the scorecard playoff to bring home the first place trophy, thanks to a birdie on the tricky par-5 18th hole to finish his round.


In the girls 12 & under age group, AC Peake of Pauline and Gracyn Cox of Aynor finished their round in a tie for first place that, once again, had to be decided by a scorecard playoff. The two competitors finished at nine-over par 45, and Peake was victorious in the scorecard playoff.


Reed Cook of Awendaw carded the low 18-hole round of the day to claim the boys 13-18 division. Cook posted one-over par 73 after shooting one-under par on the back nine, which was good enough to win by a single stroke over a host of other competitors.


Florence’s Drew Jeffords, Ty O’Brien of Myrtle Beach, Benjamin Bankson of Florence, and Dylan Starnes of Myrtle Beach each finished in a tie for runner-up at two-over par 74.


Emerson Devers of Murrells Inlet posted a round of four-over par 76 to win the girls 13-18 contest over runner-up Ella Kate Barnett of Galivants Ferry. Devers built as large as a five-stroke advantage throughout the day, thanks to birdies on the first two holes and an eagle on the par-five 10th hole.


The SCJGA would like to extend a special thanks to Darlington Country Club for their hosting of the Presidents Day One Day and continuous support of junior golf in South Carolina!


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.


For more information about the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, visit www.scjga.org

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