Drew Jeffords Joins the List as the 65th SCGA Junior Champion

LEXINGTON, SC   (June 15, 2023) – Final round results of the 65th SCGA Junior Championship Presented by the Heritage Classic Foundation, hosted by the Country Club of Lexington in Lexington, SC on Thursday, June 15, 2023.


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Entering the day with a two-shot lead, Drew Jeffords of Florence fired a final round score of one-under par 71 to claim the 65th SCGA Junior Championship title. Jeffords had three birdies today to finish the tournament with an overall score of six-under par 210.


“It was a bunch of pars today,” Jeffords said. “I hit a bunch of greens and just two putted everything. I just tried to play good golf and ended up shooting one under. My grandfather passed away earlier this week, so I just tried to play good golf for him. It feels really good to be the champion, all the hard work I have put in has really paid off.”


2022 SCJGA Players Series Champion, Michael Gavin of Hilton Head, Logan Lutz of Mt. Pleasant and Waymon Thomas of Mt. Pleasant all finished the tournament with an overall score of three-under par 213 to tie for second place.


The top eight finishers qualified for the 48th annual Georgia-South Carolina Junior Team Matches. This years Junior Champion, Drew Jeffords, is unable to play in the Matches due to his enrollment at West Point Military Academy. The 2023 South Carolina team is comprised of Michael Gavin, Logan Lutz, Waymon Thomas, Thomas Lamar, Lucas Acevedo, Harris Holstein, Ashton Eubanks and Coleman Ferguson. The matches will be played July 29-30 at Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, South Carolina.


Beginning this year, each participant of the 2023 GA-SC Team Matches will earn 350 bonus Heritage Classic Foundation points for competing in the matches. Each member of the 2023 South Carolina team will earn an additional 150 bonus Heritage Classic points for a South Carolina Team victory over Georgia.


A continued partnership with the South Carolina Golf Association, Junior Golf Association and Foundation, the  Heritage Classic Foundation   is again the presenting sponsor of the Junior Championship, showcasing the best players across the state. A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Heritage Classic Foundation is dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance quality of life and economic vitality by hosting the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

About the South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA)


A non-profit organization founded in 1929, the SCGA’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf. The SCGA annually conducts Statewide championships, one-day contests, a series of 40-plus events and the overseeing of USGA qualifiers in our State. Other member services offered include use of GHIN services / Handicap Index computation, Golf Genius - a Tournament Software System, Rules of Golf and Rules of Handicapping education, Course Ratings/Slope Ratings and Course measuring, Amateur Status information, the Palmetto Golfer Magazine, the MySCGA App, the official podcast of the SCGA - Off the Hosel and the SC Golf Hall of Fame. The SCGA also houses the offices of the SC Junior Golf Foundation and SC Junior Golf Association in a combined effort to support junior golf and grow the game’s initiatives.


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