Rising stars

Two young athletes have notched major tournament victories this summer.  No local golfer had ever won the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open, an American Junior Golf Association event. But incoming Hilton Head Island High freshman Andrew Orischak, pictured at right, fixed that.  Although he started the final round two strokes behind leader Shota Ozaki, he relied on solid putting for a 69 and a two-stroke victory at the Chechessee Creek Club.  Rising Beaufort High senior golfer Josh Fickes, at left, faltered a bit and lost his two-stroke lead during the final round of the 55th South Carolina Golf Association Junior Championship at the Country Club of Lexington.  But he dueled throughout the back nine with Justin Hood from St. Matthews, and on the final hole, he won the state championship by a single stroke with a 10-foot birdie putt.  

 

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