Golf notes: Pelion teen wins Junior Challenge

Sam Jackson III of Pelion won the Kiawah Island Junior Challenge Boys 16-19 Division last weekend. The event is part of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.

Jackson had a two-day total of 4-over in the event that was cut to 27 holes. Lushen Evans of Summerville was a stroke back in second.

Taylor Dodson of Aiken won the Girls 15-18 Division with a 12-over total.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will travel to Chapin to play the Columbia Junior Challenge at Timberlake Country Club on Feb. 20-21.

The registration deadline is Wednesday. The entry fee is $170. Call 904-379-2697 or visit

Junior rankings. Thomas and Collins Bradshaw of Columbia are among the top-ranked boys and girls junior players in the The Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings.

Thomas is the second-ranked boy in the state, behind Austin Cody of North Charleston.

Collins is the second-ranked girls player, behind McKenzie Talbert of North Augusta.

Other Midlands boys in the top 30: 3. Cody Proveaux (Leesville); 6. Damon Postal (Blythewood); 11. Collins Witiak (Columbia); 15. Parker Allen (Blythewood); 17. Will Murphy (Columbia); 20. Jon Weiss (Sumter); 23. Ben Fogler (Elgin); 25. Hayden Letien (Sumter); 26. Josh Lorenzetti (Blythewood); 27. Carson Joye (Columbia); 28. Sam Jackson (Pelion).

Other Midlands girls in the top 30: 4. Maureen Dunnagan (Lexington); 15. Kathryn Miranda (Lexington); 16. Alexandra VanDine (Columbia); 21. Kelsey Badmaev (Blythewood); 26. Nicole Chin (Irmo); 30. Lauren Dunbar (Columbia).

Legends to participate in fundraiser. The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf will participate in the "Tickets Fore Charity" fundraising platform.

The program offers organizations a chance to raise funds by promoting tickets sales to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Champions Tour event, to be held April 19-25 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa in Savannah.

The program enables participating charities to receive contributions based on the number of tickets sold in their name.

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