Club championship set for Aug. 20-21

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Area Golf Roundup

By Robert Howey




The annual Lancaster Golf Club championship is set for Aug. 20-21.

Taylor Banks, with a final day rally, edged Lancaster dentist Matthew Hubis by a shot in the 36-hole, two-day tournament.

Banks, the former Buford High star golfer, shot a 75 over the final 18 holes for a three-over 147 to edge Hubis, who carded a 148 (73-75) in the 2010 club tourney.

Banks, a plus-one golfer, opened the day a shot down to former champion Chris Johnson, who notched a one-under 71 on Saturday before fading at the finish. Hubis and Gene Funderburk, a two-time club champion, were tied at 73 after the opening 18 holes.

Johnson, who finished with 152 after an 81 the first day, held a shot lead going to the final nine holes. Banks then made his charge for the win.

For more details on the 2011 LGC club championship and to register, call the pro shop at (803) 416-4500.

Kershaw club title

The Kershaw Golf Club recently crowned its club champions for stroke play and match play.

Corey Robinson won the stroke play title, with Jerry Pardue, the match play club champion, finishing as the runner-up in the tournament held July 30-31. Darrell Blackwell won the first flight and Mike McManus was the runner-up.

Lea Ann Bowers, who also competed in the match play championship tournament, won the women’s stroke play crown. Margaret Gamble was the runner-up.

Pardue posted the match play title in the tourney held July 9-10, 16-17. Kyle Wilson was the runner-up in the match play tourney.

Butch Rorie won the first flight and Jeff Bunton was the runner-up.

Ackerman ace

Ray Ackerman recorded his fourth career hole-in-one on No. 4 at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 21.

Ackerman used a seven iron on the 142-yard shot.

He was playing in the South Carolina Midlands Senior Golf League with his partner Richard Harris.  Their opponents were Al Murden and Bob Fagan of Santee.

LJGA stars in state play

The Lancaster chapter all-stars of the S.C. Junior Golf Association will open play Saturday in the state tournament, the Dewy Todd Invitational at the Pickens Country Club.

The stars will play in the two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday. A practice round is set for Friday.

In the 8-9 age division, it’s Caleb Hinson and Trey Crenshaw.

Hannah Boone and Ashley Miller are the girls 8-10 chapter all-stars.

The girls 11-13 all-stars are Baylee Evans and Emily Cox.

The girls 14-18 all-stars are Samantha Melton and Carly Snyder.

The boys 10-12 stars are Brady Hinkle and Michael Williams. “T” Sutton placed second, but withdrew due to a previous golf commitment.

The boys 13-14 stars are Matthew Terry and Garrett Crenshaw.

The boys 15-18 age group all-stars are Austin Terry and Jeremy Etters.

“This is a good strong group of junior golfers and I look for these players to compete well,” Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom said.

Evans won the girls 8-10 age division, posting a one-shot win with an 84 over 18 holes. Evans shot 43-41.

Family Promise golf tourney 

The annual Family Promise golf tournament is Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club. The captain’s choice tournament has a first prize of $500 and a second prize of $300. Third place is $200. The registration fee is $200 per foursome and includes lunch and dinner. All proceeds support Family Promise. For information, call Family Promise at 313-3060, or Calvin Miller at 285-7095.

Diabetes Education Clinic tourney 

The ninth annual Diabetes Education Clinic Golf Tournament is Aug. 27 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

The captain’s choice tournament, presented by the University of South Carolina Lancaster Health Services, has a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

Participants can provide their own foursomes. Registration fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, golf cart and dinner.

The grand prize is $1,000 and second place is $500. The third prize is $300.

Prizes for closest-to-the-pin on Nos. 4 and 13 are $50 each; for the longest drives on Nos. 6 and 14 are $50 each. There will also be a putting contest with a $300 prize. All donations are tax deductible.

The honorary chairman is Harvey Stewart, former head football coach and athletic director at Great Falls High School. Stewart is also a member of the S.C. Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame.

For details, call the Diabetes Education Clinic at 313-7450, or email Pam Giardiello at giardiel@mailbox.sc.edu.