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Pair of 66s Pace SC Am Match Play

43rd South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship First Round Stroke Play Qualifying Results
Pair of five-under-par 66s pace the field

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- First round stroke play qualifying results of the 43rd South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship at The Windermere Club in Blythewood on Wednesday, June 17 (Par 35-36--71, 6661 yards, Course Rating: 72.3/135). 

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Jud Milam, 24, of Ridgeland [+] Enlarge

Blue skies with temperatures in 90s greeted players Wednesday morning on the par-71 layout. The sixth hole has been converted into a par-4 for the championship.

First round leaders Jarrett Grimes of Columbia and Jud Milam of Ridgeland have a two-stroke edge on the rest of the field competing for stroke play medalist honors. A total of 14 players broke par.

24-year-old Milam recorded four birdies, an eagle and a lone bogey to tie Grimes at five-under-par 66. A rising senior at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Milam mainly plays courses in the Lowcountry.

"I normally play on Bermuda greens, but I enjoy the bent grass [here at The Windermere Club]," Milam said. "What the break looks like is what it is." In his first appearance at this championship, he looks to make it to the weekend. "The goal is to make to it match play, today was a good start."

Jarrett Grimes, 42, of Columbia [+] Enlarge

 

Growing up in nearby Columbia, 42-year-old Grimes is familiar with The Windermere Club. "I've played a lot of rounds here. It's a great course." Grimes has past success on bent grass. He won the 2009 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship on bent grass greens at Treyburn Country Club. "With no grain on the greens what you see is what you get." His confident putting led to seven birdies. A double-bogey on his 10th hole was his only blemish.

Alone in third place, 17-year-old Michael McKee of Ware Shoals mixed six birdies with three bogeys. A highlight came at the par-3 9th, where McKee's tee shot rattled the flagstick for a short birdie putt. McKee will attend Winthrop University this fall. Yesterday was his first look at the Pete Dye design. "It's pretty intimidating off the tee," McKee said. Recapping today's round, he liked The Windermere Club's bent grass greens. "I putted really well. The greens are so smooth. My mentality was to hit the middle of the green and try to make some putts."

Taylor White of Duncan made a triple-bogey on the par-3 9th to play the front nine six-over-par. Rather than giving up, the 19-year-old who plays out of River Falls Plantation Golf Club turned it around on the back-nine. Two eagles, three birdies, and no bogeys resulted in an impressive seven-under-par inward 29. White is T-6 at one-under-par 70.

Michael McKee 17, of Ware Shoals [+] Enlarge

On Thursday, the field of 77 players will complete the final 18 holes of stroke play qualifying to determine the low 31 players plus the defending champion for match play. Defending champion Bradley Kauffman of Greer will be the number one seed. When this championship was last played at The Windermere Club in 1999, the cut-line fell at 150. The winner earns an exemption into the 101st Carolinas Amateur Championship to be played July 9-12 at The Farm Course of Greensboro Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. 

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by June 17, 2015, is a legal resident of South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

 

43rd South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship
The Windermere Club, Blythewood, SC

First Round Stroke Play Qualifying Results
June 17, 2015

Place

 

Competitor

 

Score

T1

 

Jarrett Grimes, Columbia, S.C.

 

  34-32--66  (-5)

T1

 

Jud Milam, Ridgeland, S.C.

 

  32-34--66  (-5)

3

 

Michael McKee, Ware Shoals, S.C.

  35-33--68  (-3)

T4

 

Wick Andrews, Columbia, S.C.

 

  33-36--69  (-2)

T4

 

Robert Lutomski, Mauldin, S.C.

 

  35-34--69  (-2)

T6

 

Robert Dargan, Columbia, S.C.

 

  37-33--70  (-1)

T6

 

Chris Mitchell, Prosperity, S.C.

 

  38-32--70  (-1)

T6

 

Jeremy Grab, Daniel Island, S.C.

  36-34--70  (-1)

T6

 

Preston Cole, Greer, S.C.

 

  35-35--70  (-1)

T6

 

Logan Sowell, Kershaw, S.C.

 

  36-34--70  (-1)

T6

 

Taylor White, Duncan, S.C.

 

  41-29--70  (-1)

T6

 

Jonathan Hardee, Greer, S.C.

 

  34-36--70  (-1)

T6

 

Andrew Novak, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

  34-36--70  (-1)

T6

 

Tripp French, Columbia , S.C.

 

  34-36--70  (-1)

T15

 

Tyler Lucas, Rock Hill, S.C.

 

  35-36--71  (Even)

T15

 

Andrew Ward, York, S.C.

 

  36-35--71  (Even)

T15

 

Brandon Truesdale, Winnsboro, S.C.

  36-35--71  (Even)

T15

 

Coleman Self, Greenwood, S.C.

 

  36-35--71  (Even)

T15

 

Chase Fisher, Columbia, S.C.

 

  34-37--71  (Even)

T15

 

Chandler McDonald, Richland, S.C.

  34-37--71  (Even)

T15

 

Cody Clepper, Sumter, S.C.

 

  33-38--71  (Even)

T22

 

John O'Brien, Columbia, S.C.

 

  37-35--72  (+1)

T22

 

Thomas Todd III, Laurens , S.C.

 

  36-36--72  (+1)

T22

 

Matthew Laydon, Charleston, S.C.

  36-36--72  (+1)

T22

 

Grant Waggoner, N. Charleston, S.C.

  36-36--72  (+1)

T22

 

Jake Smith, Duncan, S.C.

 

  35-37--72  (+1)

T22

 

Christian Sease, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

  36-36--72  (+1)

T22

 

Julian Keur, Summerville, S.C.

 

  35-37--72  (+1)

T22

 

Matt O'Quinn, Beaufort, S.C.

 

  36-36--72  (+1)

T22

 

Taylor Ingle, Winnsboro, S.C.

 

  37-35--72  (+1)

T22

 

Alexandru Mihai, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

  34-38--72  (+1)

T32

 

Ryan Reynolds, Camden , S.C.

 

  38-35--73  (+2)

T32

 

Cole Patterson, Greenville, S.C.

 

  38-35--73  (+2)

T32

 

Charles Dallery, Sumter, S.C.

 

  36-37--73  (+2)

T32

 

Nick Eberhardt, Lake Wylie, S.C.

  37-36--73  (+2)

T32

 

Ben Jansen, Blythewood, S.C.

 

  40-33--73  (+2)

T32

 

Jackson Moore, Isle of Palms, S.C.

  38-35--73  (+2)

T32

 

Will Hicks, Camden, S.C.

 

  38-35--73  (+2)

T39

 

Cary Phillips, Kershaw, S.C.

 

  39-35--74  (+3)

T39

 

Eddie Hargett, Blythewood, S.C.

 

  38-36--74  (+3)

T39

 

Patrick Talledo, Blythewood, S.C.

  36-38--74  (+3)

T39

 

Kyle Scruggs, Chesnee, S.C.

 

  34-40--74  (+3)

T39

 

Shane Rogan, Columbia, S.C.

 

  40-34--74  (+3)

T39

 

Jared Beard, Gaston, S.C.

 

  37-37--74  (+3)

T39

 

Cameron Mackay, Bluffton, S.C.

 

  39-35--74  (+3)

T46

 

Jon Parker, Greenwood, S.C.

 

  37-38--75  (+4)

T46

 

Peyton Shore, Saluda, S.C.

 

  40-35--75  (+4)

T48

 

Matt Carter, Easley, S.C.

 

  36-40--76  (+5)

T48

 

Chandler Vilcheck, Bluffton, S.C.

  37-39--76  (+5)

T48

 

Christopher Demarco, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

  38-38--76  (+5)

T48

 

Weston Sanders, Greenwood, S.C.

  37-39--76  (+5)

T48

 

Sean McAvoy, Johns Island, S.C.

  40-36--76  (+5)

T53

 

Zane Price, Aynor, S.C.

 

  43-34--77  (+6)

T53

 

Zachary Bishop, Travelers Rest, S.C.

  37-40--77  (+6)

T53

 

Darren Malicki, Conway, S.C.

 

  38-39--77  (+6)

T56

 

Doug Ramey, Greer, S.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T56

 

Yancey Johnson, Simpsonville, S.C.

  40-38--78  (+7)

T56

 

Weston Bell, Piedmont, S.C.

 

  39-39--78  (+7)

T56

 

Drake Cassidy, Hartsville, S.C.

 

  38-40--78  (+7)

T56

 

Logan Kennedy IV, Greenville, S.C.

  37-41--78  (+7)

T56

 

Robert Ferira, Charleston, S.C.

 

  38-40--78  (+7)

T62

 

Austin Childers, West Columbia, S.C.

  40-39--79  (+8)

T62

 

Josh Chay, Greer, S.C.

 

  42-37--79  (+8)

T62

 

Tyler Smith, West Columbia, S.C.

  40-39--79  (+8)

T65

 

Hayden Ploeger, Aiken, S.C.

 

  40-40--80  (+9)

T65

 

Chase Cale, Simpsonville, S.C.

 

  42-38--80  (+9)

T65

 

Joshua Pifer, Graniteville, S.C.

 

  43-37--80  (+9)

T65

 

Jacob Burgess, Easley, S.C.

 

  41-39--80  (+9)

T69

 

Devin McGillan, Lexington, S.C.

 

  45-36--81  (+10)

T69

 

Jim Nichols, Sumter, S.C.

 

  39-42--81  (+10)

T69

 

Ryan Kincaid, Inman, S.C.

 

  42-39--81  (+10)

T69

 

Kenny Bieschke, Bluffton, S.C.

  42-39--81  (+10)

T73

 

Walt Todd Jr, Laurens, S.C.

 

  37-45--82  (+11)

T73

 

Evan Rodwell, Charleston, S.C.

 

  41-41--82  (+11)

75

 

Cole Hargett, Blythewood, S.C.

 

  43-40--83  (+12)

T76

 

Will Strickland, Greer, S.C.

 

  44-44--88  (+17)

T76

 

William Hockenberry, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  44-44--88  (+17)

T78

 

Bradley Kauffman, Greer, S.C.

 

  NC-NC--NC  (NC)

T78

 

Chandler Mulkey, Johns Island, S.C.

  WD-WD--WD  (WD)

 

Championship Schedule

 

Wednesday, June 17

Stroke Play Qualifying Round 1.

Thursday, June 18

Stroke Play Qualifying Round 2. Cut to low 32 scores for match play.
Playoff for medalist and last match play position.

Friday, June 19

Round of 32 (AM) and Round of 16 (PM) match play. (18 holes each round).

Saturday, June 20

Quarterfinal (AM) and semifinal (PM) rounds of match play. (18 holes each round).

Sunday, June 21

Championship match (18 holes).
Awards ceremony immediately following play.

                               
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About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

Now in its 106th year, the CGA annually conducts 43 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 140 One-Day (net and gross) events and qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed more than $1,500,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit www.carolinasgolf.org.

 

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