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Carolinas Am Scoring Record Set by Julian Keur

Julian Keur of Summerville, SC set a Carolinas Amateur 36-hole scoring record

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (July 14, 2017) -- Second round results of the 103rd Carolinas Amateur Championship conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) at The Golf Club at Briar's Creek in Johns Island, S.C. on Friday, July 14th. (7,130 yards, par 36-36--72, Course/Slope Rating: 74.5/143).

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While temperatures reached triple digits, first round leader Julian Keur again recorded the lowest round of the day, following an opening round 65 with a six-under 66 on Friday at The Golf Club at Briar's Creek. With 13-under-par (131) overall, Keur set a Carolinas Amateur 36-hole scoring record since the championship went to a 72-hole stroke play format in 2010. The previous record of 132 was posted in 2015 by Victor Wiggins at Greensboro Country Club's Farm Course.

Keur, of Summerville, S.C., birdied holes 6 and 7 to play his opening nine in two-under-par. On the par-5 10th, Keur chipped-in for eagle. "I told my dad [his caddy] before the shot, 'I feel like making this one'," the 21-year-old Keur recalled.

For the second day in a row, Keur birdied the difficult par-4 16th and par-3 17th, stuffing his approach on each hole to within three feet of the cup. An eagle attempt for 65 on the par-5 18th just missed dropping. Settling for a two-putt birdie to finish his round, Keur holds a five-stroke lead heading into the weekend. "After winning the South Carolina Amateur Match Play last month, I knew my game was there," said the rising senior at the University of Alabama Birmingham. "I guess it's finally showing."

18-year-old Ryan Marter of Columbia, S.C. improved from third to second place behind a three-under 69. Marter's game has peaked recently, teamed with Jack Parrott the duo won the Carolinas Four-Ball in May. Last week, Marter took medalist honors at his U.S. Amateur qualifier. "My game is probably the best it's ever been," said Marter, who will attend Wofford College in the fall. "I am putting the ball great."

After each of the two bogeys Marter made Friday, he rebounded with a birdie. "I feel like my mental game is one of my strong suits, I don't let too much get to me." Marter was the recipient of the CGA's David Parrott in 2016. The award is given annually to the Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team member who displays excellence in sportsmanship, ability, and academic excellence.

Eric Edwards of Salisbury, N.C. is in third. Edwards, a rising senior at George Mason University, carded rounds of 68-69 for a two-day total of seven-under 137. A trio of golfers are tied for fourth at four-under. A rising junior at Furman University, Connor Bruns of Duncan, S.C. used a second round 67 to climb the leaderboard. Posting 72-68, both Parker Dudley of Johns Island, S.C. and Andrew Orischak of Hilton Head Island, S.C. are also at 140 after two rounds. Dudley works outside operations at The Golf Club at Briar's Creek. Orischak, the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up is a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia.

The 36-hole cut fell at six-over-par 150. 61 players advanced to play the final 36 holes over the weekend. Third round play will begin at 7:30 a.m. from both the 1st and 10th tees. The lead group of Keur, Marter, and Edwards will start at 9:28 a.m.

The championship is conducted at 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, there is a cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by the first day of the championship, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the CGA and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering hole-by-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

Capers Cup Results

The Frank F. Capers Cup Team Competition is held during rounds one and two of the Carolinas Amateur Championship that dates back to 1913. Three or four bona fide 
members from the same club comprise a team. The low three scores count each round. Six teams from across the Carolinas comprised the field this year.

The team from the host club of The Golf Club at Briar's Creek won this year's event with a two-day total of 440 (eight-over-par). Winning team members are Riley Boyette, Parker Dudley, and Thomas Ellenburg.

Pos. Team R1 R2 Total
         
1 Briar's Creek 223 217 440
  Johns Island, SC      
         
2 Cedarwood CC 214 228 442
  Charlotte, NC      
         
3 Thornblade Club 225 221 446
  Greer, SC      
         
4 Sedgefield CC 228 222 450
  Greensboro, NC      
         
5 High Point CC 223 227 450
  High Point, NC      
         
6 Carolinas Eclub Charlotte 235 235 470
  Charlotte, NC      

 


103rd Carolinas Amateur Championship
The Golf Club at Briar's Creek | Johns Island, S.C.

Second Round Results

Rank Player Affiliation Total R1 R2  
1 Julian Keur Summerville, SC -13 65 66 131
2 Ryan Marter Columbia, SC -8 67 69 136
3 Eric Edwards Salisbury, NC -7 68 69 137
T4 Andrew Orischak Hilton Head Island, SC -4 72 68 140
T4 Connor Bruns Duncan, SC -4 73 67 140
T4 Parker Dudley John's Island, SC -4 72 68 140
T7 Blake McShea Zebulon, NC -3 70 71 141
T7 Carson Ownbey Candler, NC -3 69 72 141
T9 Bradley Kauffman Greer, SC -2 71 71 142
T9 Preston Ball Raleigh, NC -2 73 69 142
T11 Thomas Lilly Newton, NC -1 68 75 143
T11 Josh Branyon Honea Path, SC -1 71 72 143
T13 Bryce Howell Blythewood, SC E 72 72 144
T13 Zack Swanson Waxhaw, NC E 68 76 144
T13 Aaron Thomas Belmont, NC E 75 69 144
T13 Chandler Metz Wilkesboro, NC E 74 70 144
T13 Dylan Lukes Chapel Hill, NC E 70 74 144
T13 Nolan Mills Charlotte, NC E 69 75 144
T19 Caleb Proveaux Lexington, SC 1 71 74 145
T19 Elliott Grayson Shelby, NC 1 72 73 145
T19 Eric Bae Pinehurst, NC 1 71 74 145
T19 Matthew Sharpstene Asheville, NC 1 74 71 145
T19 Reilly Erhardt Greensboro, NC 1 74 71 145
T19 Chris Kim Cary, NC 1 71 74 145
T19 James Lightsey Fort Mill, SC 1 71 74 145
T19 Jonathan Henry Mooresville, NC 1 71 74 145
T27 Aaron Walker Charlotte, NC 2 75 71 146
T27 Jake McGlone Charlotte, NC 2 71 75 146
T27 Joseph Cansler Clemmons, NC 2 70 76 146
T27 Blake Fiest Huntersville, NC 2 71 75 146
T27 Carter Bingham Greer, SC 2 74 72 146
T27 John Eades Charlotte, NC 2 66 80 146
T33 Austin Zoller Summerville, SC 3 70 77 147
T33 Shane Rogan Columbia, SC 3 74 73 147
T33 Tysinger Palmer Kernersville, NC 3 75 72 147
T33 Zach McKelvey Rutherfordton, NC 3 70 77 147
T33 Austin Inman Wilmington, NC 3 73 74 147
T33 Matt Carter Easley, SC 3 76 71 147
T39 Jackson Spires Fayetteville, NC 4 71 77 148
T39 Jacob Rutter Winston-Salem, NC 4 70 78 148
T39 Michael Sanders Davidson, NC 4 71 77 148
T39 Riley Boyette Charleston, SC 4 74 74 148
T39 Chris Jones Charlotte, NC 4 72 76 148
T44 Christian Sease Mt. Pleasant, SC 5 72 77 149
T44 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC 5 70 79 149
T44 John O'Brien Columbia, SC 5 68 81 149
T44 Levi Grogan Canton, NC 5 75 74 149
T44 Logan Harrell Huntersville, NC 5 76 73 149
T44 Seth Robertson Inman, SC 5 73 76 149
T50 Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC 6 75 75 150
T50 Jamie Wilson Mount Pleasant, SC 6 76 74 150
T50 Jordan Warnock Roebuck, SC 6 74 76 150
T50 Robert Lutomski Simpsonville, SC 6 76 74 150
T50 Zachary Bishop Travelers Rest, SC 6 71 79 150
T50 Chandler Mulkey Charleston, SC 6 74 76 150
T50 Chris Cassetta Kernersville , NC 6 76 74 150
T50 Connor Armistead Charlotte, NC 6 77 73 150
T50 Justin Emmons Asheboro, NC 6 72 78 150
T50 T.A. Fulmer Charleston , SC 6 74 76 150
T50 Thomas Eubanks Charlotte , NC 6 79 71 150
T50 Tripp French Columbia, SC 6 71 79 150
The following players did not make the cut
CUT Johnson Holliday Aynor, SC 7 78 73 151
CUT Chase Wilson Matthews, NC 7 75 76 151
CUT Christopher Blum Raleigh, NC 7 73 78 151
CUT Will Straub Huntersville, NC 7 71 80 151
CUT Jay Roberts Davidson, NC 8 73 79 152
CUT Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC 8 78 74 152
CUT Bobby Few Lugoff, SC 8 75 77 152
CUT Jared Chinn Fayetteville, NC 8 78 74 152
CUT Logan McNeely Conover, NC 8 74 78 152
CUT Thomas Ellenburg N. Charleston, SC 8 77 75 152
CUT Brandon Mader Greenville, NC 9 74 79 153
CUT Doug Ramey Greer, SC 9 72 81 153
CUT Dustin Moore Greensboro, NC 9 76 77 153
CUT Jake Corn Rock hill, SC 9 77 76 153
CUT Kell Graham Charlotte, NC 9 76 77 153
CUT Luke Grogan Canton, NC 9 78 75 153
CUT Patrick Schweitz Clayton, NC 9 78 75 153
CUT Richard Oref Charleston, SC 9 80 73 153
CUT Charles Dallery Sumter, SC 9 76 77 153
CUT Raymond Wooten Clemson, SC 9 76 77 153
CUT Trey Burton Hickory, NC 9 82 71 153
CUT Weston Sanders Greenwood , SC 9 72 81 153
CUT Harry Reynolds Greenville, SC 10 76 78 154
CUT Jackson Neff Greensboro, NC 10 76 78 154
CUT Peyton Shore Saluda, SC 10 79 75 154
CUT Thomas Todd Laurens, SC 10 78 76 154
CUT Bradley Calloway Asheboro, NC 10 81 73 154
CUT Hardin Councill High Point, NC 10 77 77 154
CUT Jake Carter Aiken, SC 10 76 78 154
CUT Mark Absher Winston Salem, NC 10 77 77 154
CUT William Carter Laurinburg, NC 10 73 81 154
CUT Lee Mitchell Conover, NC 11 75 80 155
CUT Sumner Tate Raleigh, NC 11 81 74 155
CUT Tripp Summerlin Summerfield, NC 11 79 76 155
CUT Nathan Young Raleigh , NC 11 80 75 155
CUT Matthew Laydon Charleston, SC 12 79 77 156
CUT Grant Smith Charlotte, NC 12 74 82 156
CUT Hunter Watkins Lexington, SC 12 75 81 156
CUT Zach Schwab Columbia, SC 12 76 80 156
CUT Brady Eckard Conover, NC 13 81 76 157
CUT Brett Waters Taylorsville, NC 13 72 85 157
CUT Charlie Ipock Darlington, SC 13 76 81 157
CUT Tanner Gross Archdale, NC 13 86 71 157
CUT Thomas Messenheimer Morganton, NC 13 79 78 157
CUT Jordan Smith Summerfield, NC 14 79 79 158
CUT Carter Cook Cornelius, NC 14 74 84 158
CUT Justin Howell Greer, SC 14 80 78 158
CUT Jay Jay Howard Concord, NC 15 80 79 159
CUT Michael McKee Ware Shoals, SC 15 78 81 159
CUT Michael Sutton Goldsboro, NC 15 79 80 159
CUT Brad Clark Chapel Hill, NC 16 79 81 160
CUT Douglas Perkins Gastonia, NC 17 85 76 161
CUT Matthew Hopper Greenville, SC 17 70 91 161
CUT Madison Duffie Gastonia, NC 17 78 83 161
CUT Zach Bostic Gaffney, SC 17 80 81 161
CUT Jack Parrott Columbia, SC 19 84 79 163
CUT Rhett Merritt Easley, SC 19 76 87 163
CUT Ashley Fuquay Greensboro, NC 20 80 84 164
CUT Hunter Oxendine Fayetteville, NC 20 82 82 164
CUT Peter Hinnant Winston-Salem, NC 20 78 86 164
CUT Wick Andrews Columbia, SC 20 76 88 164
CUT Tim Bunten Concord, NC 22 82 84 166
CUT Kurt Waldthausen Simpsonville, SC 25 86 83 169
CUT Landon Taylor Mount Holly, NC 26 86 84 170
CUT Richard Cox Greenville, SC 26 77 93 170
CUT Thomas Hunter Florence, SC 37 88 93 181
WD Scott Patnode Belmont, NC - 72 WD WD
WD Gary Odom Greenwood, SC - 79 WD WD
WD Daniel Jackson Matthews, NC - 81 WD WD
WD Addison Cashwell Concord, NC - WD WD WD

 

Championship Schedule

Thursday, June 13
Round 1 – 18 holes stroke play
(Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees)

Friday, July 14
Round 2 – 18 holes stroke play
(Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees)
Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.

Saturday, July 15
Round 3. Tee times begin at 7:30am off #1 and #10 tees.
Field re-paired according to score.

Saturday, July 16
Final Round. Tee times begin at 7:30am off #1 and #10 tees.
Awards ceremony immediately following play.

                                       

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.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as 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 nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.

 

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