Chase Cline Joins the List as the 66th SCGA Junior Champion

ELGIN, SC (June 13, 2024) – Final round results of the 66th SCGA Junior Championship Presented by the Heritage Classic Foundation, hosted by the The Woodcreek Club in Elgin, South Carolina on Thursday, June 13, 2024. 

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Entering the day with one-shot behind the lead, Chase Cline of Chapin fired a final-round score of one-under par 71 to claim the 66th SCGA Junior Championship title. Cline had three birdies today to finish the tournament with an overall score of three-under par 213. 

“I started the day pretty slow,” Jeffords said. “I was hitting it pretty good, but really just couldn't get anything to fall off the putter. I birdied nine to make the turn at even, and then realized I was 2 to 3 shots back of the lead. I knew I had to do something quick, and I made a pretty bad bogey on 11. After that, I just dialed in and took advantage of the holes, and the odds turned out in my favor”. 

2023 SCJGA Player of the Year, Bennett Scaletta of Belton, and Coleman Ferguson of Columbia all finished the tournament with an overall score of two-under par 214 to tie for second place. 

The top eight finishers qualified for the 49th annual Georgia-South Carolina Junior Team Matches. This year’s Junior Champion, Chase Cline, is unable to play in the Matches, due to a prior commitment. The 2024 South Carolina team is comprised of Bennett Scaletta, Sage Bradshaw, Dylan Park, Teddy Dunn, Grant Paolucci, Owen Atkinson, Groves Williams, and Will Ruth. The matches will be played July 27-28 at The Preserve Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. 

Each participant of the 2024 GA-SC Team Matches will earn 350 bonus Heritage Classic Foundation points for competing in the matches. Each member of the 2024 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

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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