HARTSVILLE, SC (Nov. 18, 2023) – Final round results of the 27th Annual Players Championship hosted by Hartsville Country Club in Hartsville, SC on Sunday, November 18, 2023.

Richard Anaclerio of Aiken posted a final round score of one-under par 71 to claim the 27th Annual Players Championship title in the boys 13-18 division. Overall, he finished the tournament at three-under par 141.


"I started out pretty good," said Anaclerio "I had 142 into 1, and hit it about a foot so that jump started the day. I three putted 12 to par, on 14 I made a terrible bogey in the fairway, and I knew I needed to birdie at least one coming in. I birdied fifteen, missed two good opportunities on 17 and 18, but I won! Its awesome!"


Bennett Scaletta (Belton), Michael Gavin (Hilton Head), and Erik Erlenkeuser (Anderson) finished the tournament at two-under par 142 overall to tie for runner-up.


Bridget Wilkie of Bluffton was crowned champion of the girls 13-18 division, finishing the tournament with an overall score of eleven-under par 133. She had one eagle and three birdies today to post a final round score of three-under par 69 to claim the title for the second year in a row by nine shots.


“Today was great,” said Wilkie. "I played pretty consistently. I missed a couple of short birdie putts on the front, so I was hoping to get a couple on the back, and I did. Overall I had a great tournament."


Olivia Pellerin of Greenville carded two-under par 142 overall for the tournament for runner-up in the girls division.


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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