True Blue Golf Club hosts 125 intercollegiate athletes from 20 schools

29 Mar

True Blue Golf Club hosts 125 intercollegiate athletes from 20 schools

True Blue Golf Club, one of America’s top 100 public courses and a key golf experience on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®, helped test some of the nation’s premier young players at this week’s Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate.

A 54-hole event, the tournament teed off for a March 28-30 event that features men’s and women’s events, challenging more than 125 collegiate golfers on one of the Hammock Coast’s most acclaimed layouts.

Charleston Southern senior Alan Smith was one of dozens of athletes from around the United States playing in the Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island. (Photo by Jim Killian/Charleston Southern University)

The men’s event included Xavier, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Marshall, North Dakota State, Ohio, University of St. Thomas and Jacksonville State.

Featuring 17 teams, the women’s tournament also attracted squads from across the country, including Evansville, Jacksonville, Morehead State, Marshall, Southern Methodist, Missouri, North Dakota State, Coastal Carolina, Ohio, SMU, St. Thomas, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville, UNC-Greensboro, University of the Incarnate Word, South Alabama, Appalachian State and UNC-Asheville.

Renowned for a bold layout, everything is big at True Blue – the fairways, waste bunkers, greens and most of all, the fun. Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek have each ranked the Mike Strantz design among its top 100 public courses.

Mason Witt was one of the Xavier University student-athletes who competed in Pawleys Island. (Photo from Xavier University Sports)

With five sets of tees, ranging from 4,995 to 7,126 yards and a layout that rewards both power and precision, True Blue is ideally suited to host men’s and women’s events simultaneously.

One of the most popular destinations in the Southeast, the Hammock Coast is home to 14 layouts (12 public, two private), including three top 100 courses – True Blue, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and Heritage Club – and a bevy of designs that take advantage of the area’s stunning Lowcountry landscape.

Morehead State’s women’s golf team competed in the Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate event at True Blue Golf Club on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. (Photo from Morehead State athletics)

Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony, like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the county’s famed beaches. With six communities – southern Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Andrews – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, visitors can experience South Carolina’s Hammock Coast like never before.

Here’s a look at the final standings:

1. Charleston Southern -1
2. Gardner-Webb E
3. North Dakota State +7
4. Jacksonville State +12
T5. Ohio +14
T5. Marshall +14
7. High Point +21
8. Xavier +24
9. St. Thomas +39
1. Coastal Carolina +7
2. Incarnate Word +11
3. SMU +23
4. Charleston Southern +42
5. South Alabama +45
6. Missouri +46
7. UNCG +47
8. North Dakota State +56
9. UNC Asheville +62
10. Gardner-Webb +62
11. Jacksonville +65
12. Morehead State +66
13. Marshall +67
14. Ohio +71
15. Appalachian State +78
16. Evansville +86
17. St. Thomas +99

By Chris King for South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®

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