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Wilson, Rutan earn top honors at SCGA Tournament of Champions

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Jacques Wilson of Charleston, Kerry Rutan of Daniel Island and Rich Weston of Pawleys Island won their respective divisions in the 28th annual S.C. Golf Association Tournament of Champions played Jan. 27-28 at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet.

The tournament featured 85 male and female club and one-day champions.

Wilson shot 76-68—144 for a three-shot win over William Ovenden of Mount Pleasant and Walt Todd Jr. of Greenville in the Club Champion category. Zach Pardol of Kiawah was fourth at 149. Mike Cobb of Summerville and Donald Miller of Six Mile tied for fifth at 150.

Rutan shot 75-74—149, seven shots better than second-place finisher Margaret Olson of Fort Mill, to win the Ladies Division.

Rich Weston of Pawleys Island won the Senior Club Champion Division with a score of 143, four shots better than Yancey Johnson of Simpsonville and Doug Ramey of Greer.

Todd, Kalemjian tops at CALGA

Robin Todd of Crowfield was the low gross winner with a 79 in the Charleston Area Ladies Golf Association tournament played Jan. 15 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Oak Point Golf Course. Leslie Kalemjian of Charleston Municipal earned low net honors with a 72.

Flight winners were: First – Cathy Martin, Seabrook, 82 gross; Kristen Biety, Charleston Municipal, 74 net. Second – Amy Nally, Wescott, 89 gross; Debbie Ott, Seabrook, 75 net. Third – Pat Bigelow, Dunes West; Diane Harvey, Seabrook; Nancy Pondelik, Seabrook; Debbie Romano, Stono Ferry; Lori Vogler, Dunes West, 93 gross; Mary Basel, Shadowmoss, 81 net.

Fourth – Mariejosee Gignac, Charleston Municipal, 94 gross; Sheila Moses, Dunes West, 74 net. Fifth – Suzanne Stebbins, Seabrook, 101 gross; Georgiann Kralik-Stono Ferry; Betsy Martin, Rivertowne, 80 net. Sixth – Lynn Bescanon, Charleston Municipal; Susan Shoemaker, Stono Ferry, 98 gross; Linda Murray, Dunes West, 76 net. Seventh – Anne Gleason, Coosaw Creek, 101 gross; Sue Gordon, Charleston Municipal, 81 net. Eighth – Candace Collins, Dunes West, 108 gross; Audrey Toussaint, Shadowmoss, 74 net.

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