Local golf notes: SC teacher to represent U.S.

bspear@thestate.comMarch 30, 2014 

Todd White, the Hilton Head High instructor who earned a spot on the U.S. Walker Cup team last year, will again represent his country, this time in the inaugural Concession Cup matches set for May in Bradenton, Fla.

The Concession Cup will be a biennial amateur team match-play competition between teams from the U.S. and Great Britain/Ireland catering to golfers 25-and-over.

Other Carolinians on the team are Paul Simson (Raleigh) and Scott Harvey (Greensboro, N.C.).

White, a former star at Furman, earned the SCGA’s player of the year award four times, including 2013.

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Robert Dargan (Columbia) and Jeff Wong (Bluffton) shared medalist honors in qualifying for the CGA’s Mid-Amateur at Oak Hills GC. Other qualifiers included Doug Cottingham (Hopkins), Holley Wallace (Columbia), John O’Brien (Columbia) and Robin Alley (Columbia).

Jim Kirkham (Columbia) and Mike Bright (Mount Pleasant) teamed to win the CGA’s Senior Four-Ball One-Day tourney at the Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course.

The Blake’s Caddies tourney, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis research, is set for April 7 at Columbia CC. Allen and Kristen Knight started the event in honor of their son Blake, who battles the disease. Also honored this year will be 2-year-old Ava Claire. To enter or receive sponsorship information, call Allen Knight at 803-319-0062 or go to blakescaddies@hotmail.com.

Daily grounds tickets for the April 17-20 RBC Heritage, the PGA Tour’s stop at Hilton Head Island, will increase by $20 on Tuesday. To beat the increase, call 843-671-2448 or go to rbcheritage.com.

The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island opened its new Plantation GC clubhouse and golf learning center at its Herton Point by Pete Dye and Ocean courses on Wednesday. Tim Cook is the new director of golf instruction.

Tickets for the Wells Fargo Championship, set for May 1-4 in Charlotte, are available at wellsfargochampionship.com.

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