21st Annual SCGA-WSCGA Mixed Team Championship Final Results
Beaufort, SC --- --- The South Carolina Golf Association and the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association to the 21st Annual SCGA-WSCGA Mixed Team Championship, otherwise known as the "Divorce Open," tested the skills of all parties involved this weekend on Dataw Island.
The teams of Abby Driscoll (Moore) and Ridge Conner (Moore) along with Lea Ann Brown (Mt. Pleasant) and Mark Hoover (Mt. Pleasant) lifted the trophies in their respective divisions to become 2019 Champions at the 21st Annual SCGA – WSCGA Mixed Team Championship here at Dataw Island Club’s Morgan River & Cotton Dike courses.
In the Championship Division, Driscoll and Conner shot a final round total of 5 under par 67 to win by four shots over the 2018 Mixed Champion team of Emily Rapp (Greenville) and Jeremy Moore (Mt. Pleasant). Playing the final round as a best ball format due to the first round being cancelled as Tropical Storm Nestor passed through South Carolina, Driscoll and Conner sailed through the final round with a front nine total of 32 and completed their back nine with a 35.
In the Senior Division, Lea Anne Brown and Mark Hoover claimed top honors with a final round score of 3 under par 69. Finishing one shot off the lead was Donna Cortina (Bluffton) and David Politi (Hilton Head) after a final round 70.
The Championship and Senior Divisions were flighted based on combined index for the final round of the championship. Click here for full results.
About the SCGA:
The SCGA, founded in 1929, is the governing body for amateur golf in South Carolina. As a non-profit organization, the SCGA’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf. Made up of more than 270 member clubs and more than 50,000 individual members, the SCGA annually conducts 21 SCGA statewide championships, 59 one-day contests, eight USGA qualifiers, seven 40-plus tournaments and six special events. Other Member services offered include GHIN – the USGA Handicap Computation System, Golf Genius Tournament Management Software System and support, Rules of Golf and Handicap education, USGA Course/Slope Ratings and Course measuring, Amateur Status information, the Palmetto Golfer Magazine and the SC Golf Hall of Fame. The SCGA also houses the offices of the SC Junior Golf Foundation and SC Junior Golf Association in a combined effort to support junior golf and grow the game’s initiatives.
About Dataw Island:
Dataw Island is a gated golf, tennis and boating lifestyle community located fifteen minutes outside of historic downtown Beaufort. The island features two recently-renovated golf courses by designers Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, a tennis center, a community center with workout and massage facilities, three restaurants, world class croquet lawns, bocce, kayaking, and more. The community has also been ranked the number one best retirement destination in South Carolina by Best Retirement Destinations and is the recipient of the 2017 Bliss Award for “Happiest South Carolina Community” as well as the “2018 Club of the Year” (South Carolina Golf Association) and one of four private clubs named by USTA as an “Outstanding Tennis Facility.” www.dataw.com