USCB GOLF TEAM MEMBERS GIVE BACK THROUGH BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS

The odds of being deemed a match for someone in need of a bone marrow transplant are slim, and the chances of it happening to two student-athletes on the same small college campus are even less likely.

But lightning has struck twice at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

TENNIS PROVED A PLATFORM FOR PROMOTING EQUALITY FOR BILLIE JEAN KING

Billie Jean King made a sentimental journey to Hilton Head Island recently for recognition from PTR, the Professional Tennis Registry.

The international organization of tennis coaches and pros founded by Hilton Head's Dennis Van der Meer honored her with induction into its Hall of Fame at its banquet Feb. 17 at the Sonesta Resort.

Plans to convert Daufuskie Island’s Bloody Point Golf Course into buildings and a 60-room inn were recently approved by Beaufort County’s planning commission. Course owner Brian McCarthy purchased the property in 2011 and spent $2 million to restore the golf course.

Junior HeritageBlustery and cold conditions greeted the field at Heron Point and Harbour Town Golf Links for the 2016 Sea Pines Junior Heritage. Conditions were extremely tough on the 84 competitors, as wind gusted up to 25 miles an hour and temperatures hovered at 45 degrees.

localatleteStorm Soccer Academy recently announced that Abigail Brighton and Miya Poplin have been invited to the 2016 U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls National Training Camp, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona.

testingsportRandom drug testing of Beaufort County student athletes has produced little evidence of illegal drug use, according to a report released the Beaufort County Board of Education. Only 23 positive test results were reported from a total of about 1,000 drug tests performed monthly on randomly selected student athletes from September through December. All students who tested positive for drugs were enrolled by their families in counseling and treatment programs.

Several high school athletes signed letters of intent on National Signing Day. Hilton Head Island High School defensive back Jestin Morrow committed to play football at Marshall University. He will join teammate Jeremiah Maddox, who verbally committed to the Thundering Herd earlier in the year. Quarterback Aidan Hegarty (walk-on, Boston College) and defensive back John Baty (Army) will also continue their playing careers.

Eight past champions have committed to the 48th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Five-time champion and Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III and two two-time champions Stewart Cink and Boo Weekley headline the list of past champs. They are joined by Glen Day, Justin Leonard and Carl Pettersson.

DISC GOLF POPULARITY CONTINUES TO GROW ACROSS THE LOWCOUNTRY

If you’re looking for a new hobby that involves the outdoors, some friendly competition and a little exercise, disc golf might be right for you. It might not be as popular or as well-known as traditional golf, but there are opportunities to play disc golf in the Lowcountry.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

The Heritage Classic Foundation has unveiled a new fundraiser to benefit its scholarship program. The Tartan Club was first introduced in 1999, but was reinvented in 2013 when the foundation created the Champions Club.

Membership in the Tartan Club is open to individuals who share a desire to help others by giving to charity and who have a fondness for the game of golf.