Weiss tops S.C. TOC on frigid weekend at TPC Myrtle Beach
South Carolina TOC winners (SCGA photo)
South Carolina TOC winners (SCGA photo)

The final round of the 23rd Annual Tournament of Champions began exactly as the first round had begun. Frigid overnight temperatures at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C., loomed, forcing the final round to be delayed by an hour.

In the men’s club champion division, Jon Weiss of Florence, S.C., battled back from a one-shot deficit after the first round to shoot a final-round score of 68 and claim the title with a two-day total of 5-under 139.

In the senior club champion division, Doug Tooke of Greenville, S.C., took the title after a final-round score of even-par 72 and a tournament total of 147.

John Obrien of Columbia, S.C., was able to hold on to his lead in the one-day gross division after a final round of 75. In the senior one-day division, Eddie Hargett of Blythewood, S.C., shot a final round of 1-under 71 to take home the title by four shots.

Makalyn Poole of Williamston, S.C., continued her steady play to take home the women’s division title with a two-day total of 155. Dan Gaither of Greer, S.C., carded a second round of net 68 to secure the net division title.

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With the first event held in January of 1997, The Tournament of Champions was created to honor the Champions of the SCGA Member Club events and the SCGA One Day Tournaments throughout the year prior.

Participants compete against one another in flights based on how they qualified. Flights are broken up as Men's Club Champions, Men's Senior Club Champions, SCGA One Day Gross winners, SCGA One Day Net winner, SCGA One Day Senior winners and a Women's Division that includes both Women's Club Champions and WSCGA One Day winners. Each flight plays from a predetermined set of tees and competes only against other players in their respective flight.

From the first event of 42 players, the Tournament of Champions now reaches capacity and has become of one of the highlights for many players throughout the year.

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