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Christian Salzer Surges to Quarterfinals at SC Match Play

Defending champion, Christian Salzer, moves on to the quarterfinals at the SC Amateur Match Play Championship.

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (June 14, 2019) -- Round of 32 and Round of 16 results of the 47th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship at Columbia Country Club in Blythewood, S.C. on Friday, June 14, 2019. (7,150 yards, Par 36-36--72)        

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Round of 32

The number one seed, Christian Salzer of Sumter, S.C. was the first golfer to claim his spot in the Round of 16 by defeating Jarrett Grimes of Columbia, S.C. by one up on the 18th green. Salzer was set to face Nicholas Poole of Columbia, S.C. in the Round of 16.

The stroke play qualifying medalist, Nick Willis of Cowpens, S.C. was taken down by the 31st seed, Harry Reynolds of Greenville, S.C. also on the 18th green by a one up margin to make for the biggest upset of the day. Reynolds will play against Brady Hinkle of Lancaster, S.C. in the Round of 16.

The 30th seed, Drew Weary of Bluffton, S.C. put up a fight against the number three seed, Zach Bishop of Travelers Rest, S.C., but ultimately lost on the 19th hole. Bishop will be playing Tyler Gray of Lugoff S.C. in the Round of 16.

Round of 16

Number one seed, Christian Salzer of Sumter, S.C. claimed his spot in the quarterfinals after a 4 and 3 victory against Nicholas Poole of Columbia, S.C. Tomorrow he will face Zack Gordon of Gaffney, S.C.

Jack Parrott of Columbia, S.C. had his second close match of the day against Michael Sims of Lexington, S.C. After 19 holes, Parrott sank a 30 foot birdie putt to claim his spot in the quarterfinals against Zachary Herold of Lexington, S.C. Herold is the lowest remaining seed in the quarterfinals after two big wins today including his 2 and 1 victory over Evans Lewis of Sumter, S.C. during the Round of 16.

Brady Hinkle of Lancaster, S.C. will face 2018 runner-up Logan Sowell of Kershaw, S.C. in the third quarterfinal match. Both players earned convincing victories in the Round of 16, neither making it to the 16th hole.

Zach Bishop of Travelers Rest, S.C. managed to capture the last spot in the quarterfinals after his 40th hole for the day, due to both of his rounds going extra holes. Bishop won in 21 holes against Tyler Gray of Lugoff, S.C. during the Round of 16. Bishop will be playing Grainger Howle of Darlington, S.C. in the quarterfinals, who finished 2 up against Zach McLain of Gilbert, S.C. in the Round of 16.

The quarterfinal and semifinal will be held tomorrow Saturday, June 15 starting at 8:00 am. The final championship match will be held on Sunday, June 16.

47th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship
Columbia Country Club | Blythewood, S.C.
Round of 32 Results

Christian Salzer, Sumter, S.C. def. Jarrett Grimes, Columbia, S.C., 1 up

Nicholas Poole, Columbia, S.C. def. Michael Rials, Florence, S.C., 2 and 1

Connor Fahey, Greenville, S.C. def. Henry Augenstein, Columbia, S.C., 4 and 2

Zack Gordon, Gaffney, S.C. def. Nicholas Mayfield, Rock Hill, S.C., 6 and 5

Jack Parrott, Columbia, S.C. def. McClure Thompson, Little River, S.C., 1 up

Michael Sims, Lexington, S.C. def. Connor Moore, Bluffton, S.C., 3 and 2

Zachary Herold, Lexington, S.C. def. Walker Jones, Sumter, S.C., 3 and 1

Evans Lewis, Sumter, S.C. def. Brian Langley, Bluffton, S.C., 3 and 1

Harry Reynolds, Greenville, S.C. def. Nick Willis, Cowpens, S.C., 1 up

Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, S.C. def. Eddie Hargett, Blythewood, S.C., 4 and 2

John O’Brien, Columbia, S.C. def. Brandon Neals, Bluffton, S.C., 4 and 2

Logan Sowell, Kershaw, S.C. def. Shaw James, Chapin, S.C., 2 up

Zach Bishop, Travelers Rest, S.C. def. Drew Weary, Bluffton, S.C., 19 holes

Tyler Gray, Lugoff, S.C. def. Jimmy McQuiston, Columbia, S.C., 6 and 4

Grainger Howle, Darlington, S.C. def. Brandon Hiott, Walterboro, S.C., 3 and 2

Zach McLain, Gilbert, S.C. def. Pierce Fox, Greenville, S.C., 5 and 4

47th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship
Columbia Country Club | Blythewood, S.C.
Round of 16 Results

Christian Salzer, Sumter, S.C. def. Nicholas Poole, Columbia, S.C., 4 and 3

Zack Gordon, Gaffney, S.C. def. Connor Fahey, Greenville, S.C., 4 and 3

Jack Parrott, Columbia, S.C. def. Michael Sims, Lexington, S.C., 19 holes

Zachary Herold, Lexington, S.C. def. Evans Lewis, Sumpter, S.C., 2 and 1

Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, S.C. def. Harry Reynolds, Greenville, S.C., 6 and 4

Logan Sowell, Kershaw, S.C. def. John O’Brien, Columbia, S.C., 4 and 3

Zach Bishop, Travelers Rest, S.C. def. Tyler Gray, Lugoff, S.C., 21 holes

Grainger Howle, Darlington, S.C. def. Zach McLain, Gilbert, S.C., 2 up

Schedule of rounds:

Wednesday, June 12
First Round of Stroke Play Qualifying
Tee times starting at 8:00 am.
*Carolinas Amateur Qualifying

 

Thursday, June 13
Second round of stroke play qualifying.
Cut to low 32 players for match play, playoff if necessary.
Tee times starting at 8:00 am.

Friday, June 14
First and second round of match play (18 holes each round).

Saturday, June 15
Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of match play (18 holes each round).

Sunday, June 16
Championship match (18 holes).



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