GOLF: Former HHP star Sophia Burnett wins WSCGA Amateur

Former Hilton Head Prep standout Sophia Burnett added to her impressive resume Thursday with a one-shot win in the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at Columbia Country Club. 

Burnett shot 2-over-par 218 over 54 holes to edge Emma Schimpf and Mary Kathryn Talledo for the title. The Furman University freshman carded matching rounds of even-par 72 on the first two days of the championship to take a one-shot advantage into Thursday’s final round and held off a final-round challenge from Schimpf, whose 4-under 68 was the low round of the week.

Burnett starred at Hilton Head Prep before continuing her career at Furman, where she posted a scoring average of 78.1 in 15 rounds across five events as a freshman this season. 

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