Ninety Six, SC  (December 3, 2023) – A great weekend was had by all in this year’s Rick Vieth Junior Four Ball hosted at The Fort Club.  


In the Girls 13-18 division, the team of  Ella Kate Barnett  (Galivants Ferry, SC) &  Peyton O’Brien  (Salem, SC) were off to the races day one, posting a dominant Round 1 score of seven under-par (64). The pair began day two, five shots clear of their nearest competitors and didn’t look back. Barnett and O’Brien would go on to post a Round 2 score of one under-par (70) and tournament total of eight under-par to claim a four-shot victory over  Barrett Owens  (Easley, SC) &  Karsyn Herron  (Graniteville, SC).


In the Boys 13-18 Division, the team of  Andrew Baxley  (Beech Island, SC) &  Luke Johnson  (North Augusta, SC) took command in Round 1, opening with an impressive eight under-par (63). With Anderson, SC natives  Cal Harbin  &  Jackson Scaletta  only two-shots back beginning day two, Baxley & Johnson needed to keep their foot on the gas to secure a victory. By days end Sunday, our overnight leaders would remain atop the leaderboard firing another dominant round of six under-par (65) and tournament total of fourteen under-par to claim victory.


The SCJGA would like to extend a special thanks to The Fort Club for their hosting of the Rick Vieth Junior Four Ball! In addition, a very special thank you to the Vieth family and First Tee Upstate Chapter for their continued partnership and support of the event.



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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