Dustin Johnson to conduct free clinic at Golfsmith

From staff reportsFebruary 27, 2014 

Coastal Carolina alumnus and Myrtle Beach homeowner Dustin Johnson will conduct a free one-hour clinic at the Golfsmith store in Myrtle Beach from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday. During the appearance, Johnson will field questions from the audience and 10 people will be randomly selected for photos and autographs.

The clinic is one of several activities Johnson will be doing on the Grand Strand on Friday in his role as spokesperson for marketing cooperative Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, though it’s the only one that is open to the public.

The eight-time PGA Tour winner, who is second to Jimmy Walker in both earnings and FedExCup points for the 2013-14 season, is scheduled to play the TPC of Myrtle Beach with a foursome that includes the winner of a sweepstakes to play with him sponsored by Golf Holiday, Golfsmith and affiliated Golf Town stores in Canada.

Johnson will also be taking part in videos and photos for various Golf Holiday promotions. A photo shoot is for the spring issue of WestJet Airlines’ in-flight up! magazine, which will feature Johnson on the cover. Canada-based WestJet will resume flights to Myrtle Beach in March.

A video will feature Johnson promoting the Strand and Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship-related events for an audience in China through outlets including websites and social media. The video will also be aired at World Am-China qualifying events.

Boys basketball

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 50, Newberry Academy 46 | At Wilson Hall in Sumter, Austin Guyton and Bernard Jones scored 16 points each as the Saints edged out the Eagles in the SCISA 1A State Semifinals.

With the win, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach has set the stage for a rematch of last year’s state championship when they defeated the Laurens Academy Crusaders; it will be the Saints’ fifth appearance in the state title game in seven years.

“We’ve been very fortunate because we’ve got a great middle school and junior varsity program, and these kids know each other really well,” Saints coach Darren Gore said.

“The guys know the bar, they work hard all summer, and we play a lot of public schools, so I think that helps us out a lot,” Gore continued. “We’ve got six seniors from the state championship team, they’ve been leaders, and they’re a product of the program. We just continue to develop and set those goals, and keep meeting our expectations. ”

Guyton had eight rebounds and five steals, Bernard Jones had seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks, Garrett Richards added 10 rebounds, and Cole Gore had three rebounds and three steals in the win.

The SCISA 1A state championship will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Sumter Civic Center

NEWBERRY ACADEMY (46) – Jacob Epting 10, Ryan Smith 7, Luke Carraway 2, Dylan Mackaben 16, Dylan Skipper 5, Justin Suber 6.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF MYRTLE BEACH (50) –Josh Lang 2, Austin Guyton 16, Bernard Jones 16, Cody Williams 2, Cole Gore 3, Garrett Richards 6, Spencer Underwood 2, Alex Newsome 3.













3-point goals: Newberry Academy 7 (Ephington 2, Mackaben 4, Suber 1); Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 4 (Guyton, Newsome, Gore). Team fouls: Newberry Academy 15, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 15. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Records: Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach (22-6); Newberry Academy (14-10)

Chants add 2 more

Coastal Carolina’ head football coach, Joe Moglia, announced two more offensive linemen added to the 2014 recruiting class, Dallen Jones of Duncan, and Brock Merritt of Florida.

Jones is 6-foot-1 out of Byrnes High School and was a second team GoUpstate.com All-Area selection and two-time All-Region II-4A, according to a university release. He was part of a Rebels team that posted a 12-2 record, including 7-0 conference mark, and reached the state semifinals.

Merritt is a 6-foot-6 lineman out of Lyman High School in Longwood, Fla. He was selected to play for the East squad in the Central Florida All-Star Game, an honorable mention on the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Super60, selected All-District 9 as voted by the Seminole and Volusia County coaches and First team All-Seminole Athletic Conference, according to the release.

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