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Hannants, Roberts win Drive Chip & Putt subregional, advance to Florida

From staff reports
Posted 8/29/19

The Hannant/Roberts sisters of Pikeville claimed another “Triple Crown” sweep in Drive Chip & Putt subregional competition in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, last Saturday.

Zada Lee …

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Hannants, Roberts win Drive Chip & Putt subregional, advance to Florida

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The Hannant/Roberts sisters of Pikeville claimed another “Triple Crown” sweep in Drive Chip & Putt subregional competition in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, last Saturday.

Zada Lee Hannant, in Girls Ages 7-9; Ella June Hannant in Ages 10-11; and Karsyn Roberts, in Ages 14-15, all seized age-group championships and advanced to the TPC Sawgrass regional, scheduled for Sept. 28 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Each of the siblings also captured first place in the local qualifier last month. 

Ella June won the Ages 7-9 national championship in 2018 at Augusta National.

With the girls competing in four divisions, Ella June emerged with the most points among all the participants in ruling Ages 10-11. Ella June posted 36 points for her drives, 50 points for her three chips and 60 points for her putts for a  146 total and a victory margin of  41 points.

A perfect score in each category is 75 points. The second-highest score of 136 was registered by Ages 12-13 winner Olivia Pellerin of Greenville, South Carolina.

Jaylen Berry of Sumter, South Carolina, took second with 105 points, followed by Hannah Marsden of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, wound up third with 886 points. Berry also earned a regional berth.

Zada Lee, in Ages 7-9, set the pace with 79 points. Alexis Ogden of Indian Land, South Carolina, placed second with 68 points, followed by SummerBelle Fair of White Rock, South Carolina, with 67. Zada Lee and Ogden are regional bound.

Zada Lee ranked second in the field with 14 driving points and added 15 in chipping and 50 in putting. Her consistency prevailed.

Karsyn racked up 42 points in driving, 50 in chipping and 36 in putting for a 128 total. Taking second and joining Karsyn as regional qualifiers was Payton Burch of Elgin, South Carolina with 119. Madison Kinnamon of Easley, South Carolina, salvaged third at 117.

The subregional championships were the first for Zada Lee and Karsyn. The siblings are the daughters of Steven and Ragan Hannant.

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