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Local players vie to be cornhole kings of 64th Beaufort Water Festival

By BOB SOFALY

With opening ceremonies for the 64th annual Beaufort Water Festival only a week away, 36 teams in two different brackets took over The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday for the annual cornhole tournament.

Seven teams entered in a just-for-fun bracket, but 29 teams entered to win some of the $1,500 total purse available in the competitive bracket.

Noah Weaton and Matthew Jorrells were the big winners, coming out on top in the competitive division. They won 10 matches against just one loss.

The duo of Brannon Gregory and Robert Guthery finished second, followed by Drew Richardson and Hunter Yaklin in third place.

In the recreational division, Jeremy Wilton and Daniel Buchanan were the champions. Kandace Daughtry and Ethan James were second, while Travis Belflower and Tyler Payne were third.

Above: Twenty-nine teams signed up during the annual Water Festival Cornhole Tournament Saturday at The Shed in Port Royal. Photo by Bob Sofaly