U.S. Kids state invitational coming to Patriots Point

Many of the top junior golfers in the Carolinas will be gathering in Charleston when the U.S. Kids Golf Carolinas Invitational is held at Patriots Point Links, June 28-29.

The Charleston Tour of U.S. Kids Golf will host the 4th Annual Carolinas Invitational, which gives the junior golfers a chance to build their national ranking and qualify for upcoming Regional, World and International U.S. Kids Golf championships.

Many local juniors who compete on the U.S. Kids Charleston Tour will be in the field of up to 200 golfers.

Greg Ray, director of the Charleston Tour, says he lobbied for his Tour to host the Carolinas Invitational this year, “and they agreed, which was a great surprise.”

He says the Charleston Tour, now in its third year, is not only slated to host the event this year, but is expected to play host every other year going forward.

The Carolinas Invitational will give local juniors a chance to play in a big junior event at home, and showcase U.S. Kids Golf in Charleston.

The Carolinas State Invitational offers players ages 5 to 14 from North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding states the opportunity to compete in a multi-day championship event and qualify for U.S. Kids Golf Priority Status. In earning different levels of Priority Status, players can qualify for other U.S. Kids Golf Major Championships including Regional, International, and World or Teen World Championships. The status is based on participation and performance in U.S. Kids events.

Some of the local juniors who qualified to participate in the Carolinas Invitational are: Waymon Thomas, Luke Walmet, Sam McMillan, Tyler Caber, Joseph Condon, Xavier Peres, Jaden Williams, William Donato, Andrew Kaslick, Jonathan Graham, Dallas Johnson, Car Harrey, Kate Barber, Lang Ives, Abigail Schimpf and Emma Schimpf.

The Charleston Tour is also planning in early June a Parent-Child Team Competition to be held at Lady’s Island. For more information about U.S. Kids Golf and upcoming events, visit www.uskidsgolf.com.