Dale Ketola, the Director of Insruction at Farmstead Golf Links and owner of Potential Golf, birdied the second hole of a seven-man playoff in the Carolinas PGA Professional Championship to qualify for next year’s PGA Professional National Championship.
Ketola, a Coastal Carolina alumnus from Myrtle Beach, hit a four iron to seven feet leading to his birdie.
Jerry Haas, the men’s golf coach at Wake Forest University, won the event, shooting 67-72-139 at Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C. Haas began the day with three straight bogies, but righted the ship with three birdies in the next four holes. Haas won the $10,000 check for first prize and an exemption into either the Wells Fargo Championship or Wyndham Championship.
The top 11 in the event qualified for the PGA Professional National Championship, which was held at The Dunes Club and Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach this past year.
The other qualifiers included:
• Chris Haarlow | PGA Director/Instructor at Precision Golf School
• Charles Frost | PGA Head Professional at the River Course at Kiawah Island Club
• Greg Boyette | PGA Head Professional at Bulls Bay Golf Club
• Rick Lewallen | PGA Life Member
• Blair Smith | PGA Director of Instruction at Emerald Lake Golf Club
• John Thompson | PGA Director of Instruction at Carolina Lakes Golf Club
• Mitch Adams | PGA General Manager at Densons Creek Golf Course
• Adam McLaughlin | PGA Head Professional at Alamance Country Club
• Kris Cappuzzo | PGA Head Professional at Raintree Country Club
High school golf
Socastee 194, (at) Conway 199 | Megan Dresser shot 37 to win medalist honors at Conway Country Club as the Braves got the win over the Tigers.
Megan Dresser 37, Lawson Devers 47, Julie Kirkman 54, Maddy Perrit 56, Simone Werter 61.
Emily McClellan 45, Kendall Lewis 47, Earon Jordan 53, Chelsea Mitchell 54, Grayson Lundy 61.
•Team scores: Aynor 197, (at) North Myrtle Beach 200
| The Blue Jackets got a narrow win over the Chiefs.
Rachel Wilkinson 42, Bailey Richardson 46, Mary Kate Richardson 54, Hailey Hardee 55.
•NORTH MYRTLE BEACH:
Madison Elliot 38, Kyle Chandler 51, Erin Hershelman 52, McKenzie Mahan 59.
•(At) Myrtle Beach 7, Carolina Forest 0
| The Seahawks stay perfect on the year with a shutout over the Panthers.
Elizabeth Truluck (MB) def. Hitomi Kobayashi 6-0, 6-2; Rachel Berkey (MB) def. Jaden Nye 6-0. 6-0; Emma Springs (MB) def. Eva Vandoros 6-0, 6-0; Bailey Deskins (MB) def. Sophia Gouhin 6-0, 6-0; Paxton Gentry (MB) def. Rachael Turbeville 6-0, 6-0.
Truluck/Berkey (MB) def. Kobayashi/Nye 8-0; Catherine Truluck/Katharine Woodard (MB) def. Joslyn McCray/Cheyenne McKenna 6-2, 6-2.
Myrtle Beach (4-0, 1-0).
High school volleyball
•Myrtle Beach 3, Lake City 1 (22-25, 25-10, 25-9, 25-3)
| Myrtle Beach recovered from dropping the first set en route to a dominating win over Lake City. After falling 22-25 in the first, they only lost 22 combined points in the next three sets. Makkie Slabinski led the Seahawks with 12 kills and nine aces, Gracie Davis added 12 kills and Danni Hix had 18 assists.
: Slabinski, 12 kills, 9 aces; Davis, 12 kills; Hix 18 assists; Ally Bills, 16 assists
.: MB: 2-2 (2-0)
St. James 3, Wilson 0 (25-8, 25-8, 25-8) | The Sharks move to 2-0 with the win over the Tigers.
Kills: Courtney Settle 10, Allison Jenkinson 4, Jordan Walker 3
Service Points: Skylar Campbell 13, Courtney Settle 8, Jordan Walker 8, Allison Jenkinson 7
Records: St. James 2-0
High school girls tennis
•(At) North Myrtle Beach 6, Georgetown 1
| The Chiefs gave away just one matchup as they defeated the Bulldogs to improve to 6-1.
Kaitlyn Wolf (NMB) def. Taylor Howell 6-0, 6-0; Makala Gore (NMB) def. Caroline Goodwin 6-3, 6-2; Kendall Blakely (GT) Cameron Parker 7-5, 6-4; Tessa Thomas (NMB) def. Paige Bell 6-0, 6-1; Kimarria Vereen (NMB) def. Carson Wall 7-5, 6-0, 10-5.
Wolf/Gore (NMB) def. Howell/Goodwin 8-5; Taylor Gore/Nikki Vereen (NMB) def. Gabi Cardinale/Kristen Vause 6-1, 6-3.
North Myrtle Beach 6-1.
(at) St. James 0 | The Tigers got the victory over the Sharks with the shutout.
Nikitha Jona (W) def. Bailey Rabon 6-0, 6-0; Mallory Gainey (W) def. Kaitlin Glover 6-1, 6-1; Courtney Timmons (W) def. Chelsea Lewis 6-2, 6-1; Annie Kate Watson (W) def. Jordan Greene 6-2, 6-2; Rebecca Liu (W) def. Melissa Iczkowski 6-0, 6-3.
Timmons/Gainey (W) def. Robon/Glover 8-1; Emily Pope/Myleiha Gainey (W) def. Alexis Terrell/Mari Siebertz 6-2, 6-3.