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Tarver Takes Lead Into Final Round at Carolinas Junior Boys'

 

FLORENCE, S.C. (July 29, 2020) -- The results from the second round of the 71st Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship at Florence Country Club in Florence, S.C. on July 29, 2020. (6,429 yards, par 34-36--70)

 

The CGA will be conducting this championship under the new COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here

 

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Griffin Tarver of Tega City, S.C. has fired back to back 66’s at the 71st Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship and leads the field entering the final round of action at Florence Country Club at 8-under-par, 132 total.

 

Tarver got off to a hot start with a bogey-free, 4-under-par front nine. With birdies on Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 8, he made the turn in the lead.

 

“I really played the front nine well today. I had everything going,” Tarver said. “It felt really easy. Everything was coming to me, and I was making a lot of putts. It really feels great when you are playing like that.”

 

For Tarver, the back nine didn’t come so easily. He felt like he lost his ball striking touch and made bogeys on Nos. 10 and 13. Tarver said that he managed his game though and was able to turn things around. The No. 10 ranked player in the Carolinas Junior Boys’ Rankings was able to navigate Florence Country Club’s final three holes for a pair of birdies to bring him to even-par on the back nine and 4-under-par on the day.

 

“I feel good about playing another round tomorrow,” Tarver said. “I’m going to go out there, compete and see what happens. I don’t have a particular number in mind. Being in the last group, I’ll have an idea of what it’s going to take while I’m out there. We’ll just have to see how it goes.”

 

Alongside Tarver in the final group will be Gene Zeigler of Florence, S.C. A member at Florence Country Club and future South Carolina Gamecock, Zeigler led the championship after the first round at 7-under-par. Despite not playing as well as he would have liked, Zeigler made birdie on all three of the par 5s and was able to scrape together a strong finish to stay near the top of the leaderboard. With Wednesday’s round of 70, he is one stroke off of the lead entering Thursday’s final round at 7-under-par, 133 total.

 

“I feel like I’ve got to get back to the mindset that I had yesterday of trying to make birdies and beat the golf course up rather than playing against it,” Zeigler said. “The course beat me up on the front side today, so I’ve got to stay aggressive. I’ve got to work on a few things with my ball striking and I’ve got to make sure my putter stays sharp. Other than that, I feel good.”

 

Max Green of Hilton Head Island, S.C. will be the third and final member of the last group off the tee. Green, Tyler DeChellis of Clayton, N.C. and William Jennings of Greenville, S.C. are all tied for third at 4-under-par, 136 total.

 

The cut line for the low 60 and ties settled at 8-over-par following Wednesday’s second round. The final round of the 71st Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship will get underway at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning at Florence Country Club with 65 players remaining in the field.

 

71st Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

Florence Country Club, Florence, S.C.

Second Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total  
1 Griffin Tarver Tega Cay, SC, 2021 -8 66 66 132  
2 Gene Zeigler Florence, SC, 2021 -7 63 70 133  
T3 Max Green Hilton Head Island, SC, 2021 -4 67 69 136  
T3 Tyler DeChellis Clayton, NC, 2021 -4 70 66 136  
T3 William Jennings Greenville, SC, 2024 -4 72 64 136  
6 Grady Newton Wallburg, NC, 2020 -3 69 68 137  
T7 Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC, 2021 -2 71 67 138  
T7 Elliott Pope Lugoff, SC, 2021 -2 67 71 138  
T7 Matthew Hutto Blythewood, SC, 2021 -2 70 68 138  
T10 Carter Busse Davidson, NC, 2021 -1 69 70 139  
T10 Waymon Thomas Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 -1 68 71 139  
T10 Luke Walmet Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 -1 72 67 139  
T10 Andrew Gregory Inman, SC, 2023 -1 69 70 139  
T14 Pearse Lucas Charlotte, NC, 2021 E 73 67 140  
T14 Zach Adams Charleston, SC, 2022 E 70 70 140  
T14 Trey Howard Woodruff, SC, 2021 E 71 69 140  
T17 Trey Crenshaw Lancaster, SC, 2021 +1 68 73 141  
T17 Ford Reynolds Columbia, SC, 2020 +1 68 73 141  
T17 Sam Davidson Asheboro, NC, 2020 +1 70 71 141  
T17 Daniel Coker Hartsville, SC, 2020 +1 71 70 141  
T17 Austin Scott Charleston, SC, 2021 +1 70 71 141  
T22 Adam Hunt Columbia, SC, 2023 +2 72 70 142  
T22 Caden Baker Mebane, NC, 2021 +2 71 71 142  
T22 Mason Tucker Lancaster, SC, 2021 +2 73 69 142  
T22 Tip Price Greenville, SC, 2025 +2 69 73 142  
T22 Alex Campbell Charlotte, NC, 2020 +2 74 68 142  
T22 Ben Jordan Greensboro, NC, 2022 +2 72 70 142  
T28 Luke Sullivan Columbia, SC, 2022 +3 71 72 143  
T28 William Phipps Florence, SC, 2020 +3 74 69 143  
T28 Josh Buxbaum Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +3 69 74 143  
T28 James Rico Cary, NC, 2022 +3 72 71 143  
T28 Garrett Hauk Burlington, NC, 2021 +3 71 72 143  
T33 Daniel Adkins Holly Springs, NC, 2021 +4 70 74 144  
T33 Jerry Bruns Beaufort, SC, 2023 +4 72 72 144  
T33 Pake June Florence, SC, 2022 +4 74 70 144  
T33 Jackson Brimfield Chapel Hill, NC, 2021 +4 71 73 144  
T33 Zander Briggs Simpsonville, SC, 2020 +4 74 70 144  
T33 Branden Boyce Spring Lake, NC, 2022 +4 73 71 144  
T39 Andrew Plate Greensboro, NC, 2021 +5 71 74 145  
T39 Rowan Sullivan Charleston, SC, 2023 +5 74 71 145  
T39 Oliver Rotermund Charleston, SC, 2021 +5 74 71 145  
T39 Mavrick Mullinax Lexington, SC, 2021 +5 73 72 145  
T39 Burch Harrison Columbia, SC, 2022 +5 74 71 145  
T39 Nicholas Smith Pickens, SC, 2022 +5 70 75 145  
T45 WIlson Thrift Charlotte, NC, 2022 +6 74 72 146  
T45 Jennings Glenn Raleigh, NC, 2021 +6 77 69 146  
T45 Max Jacobson Charlotte, NC +6 70 76 146  
T45 Will Hartman Marvin, NC, 2025 +6 74 72 146  
T49 Austin Alexander Rutherfordton, NC, 2020 +7 72 75 147  
T49 Turner Edwards Charlotte, NC, 2022 +7 72 75 147  
T49 Walker Jennings Greenville, SC, 2022 +7 72 75 147  
T49 Lukas Pokrzywinski Charlotte, NC, 2021 +7 72 75 147  
T49 AJ Shaffer Horse Shoe, NC, 2020 +7 73 74 147  
T49 Daniel Brasington Woodruff, SC, 2021 +7 72 75 147  
T55 Braeden Barnett Galivants Ferry, SC, 2021 +8 71 77 148  
T55 Palmer Mason Irmo, SC, 2020 +8 72 76 148  
T55 Lleyton Renner Simpsonville, SC, 2020 +8 79 69 148  
T55 Colin Browning Charlotte, NC, 2020 +8 77 71 148  
T55 Drew Harrill Spartanburg, SC, 2021 +8 74 74 148  
T55 Ford Morrow Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +8 75 73 148  
T55 Ryan Jahr Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 2022 +8 72 76 148  
T55 Sam McMillan Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +8 72 76 148  
T55 Cornell Beans Charlotte, NC, 2024 +8 72 76 148  
T55 Bradley Davis, Jr. Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 +8 77 71 148  
T55 Quinlan Polin Cary, NC, 2023 +8 76 72 148  
The following players did not make the cut
CUT Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC, 2022 +9 72 77 149  
CUT Casey Osiecki New Bern, NC, 2020 +9 72 77 149  
CUT Simon Wright Lancaster, SC, 2021 +9 72 77 149  
CUT Zach Phillips Inman, SC, 2021 +9 76 73 149  
CUT Daniel Boone Fuquay Varina, NC, 2023 +9 73 76 149  
CUT Colin Salema Matthews, NC, 2024 +9 72 77 149  
CUT Ryder Massey Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +9 76 73 149  
CUT Colin Dutton Foxfire, NC, 2021 +9 74 75 149  
CUT Jake Conklin Cary, NC, 2022 +9 76 73 149  
CUT Blake Weinbach Columbia, SC, 2021 +10 75 75 150  
CUT Jack Roberts Greenville, SC, 2022 +10 73 77 150  
CUT Collin Adams Charlotte, NC, 2021 +10 76 74 150  
CUT Hank Robins Salisbury, NC, 2020 +10 78 72 150  
CUT William Webb Raleigh, NC, 2024 +10 77 73 150  
CUT Andrew Swanson Bluffton, SC, 2021 +11 73 78 151  
CUT Mack Edwards Charlotte, NC, 2025 +11 73 78 151  
CUT Tristen McKay Florence, SC, 2023 +11 79 72 151  
CUT Jay Smith Florence, SC, 2023 +11 74 77 151  
CUT Keenan Royalty Raleigh, NC, 2023 +11 81 70 151  
CUT Jace Butcher Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +11 76 75 151  
CUT Ian Podziewski Waxhaw, NC, 2022 +11 79 72 151  
CUT Gray Mitchum Winterville, NC, 2022 +11 73 78 151  
CUT Chase Cline Chapin, SC, 2024 +11 74 77 151  
CUT Sean Finan Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +11 74 77 151  
CUT Kareem Elkassem Raleigh, NC, 2023 +12 71 81 152  
CUT Eric Nord Blythewood, SC, 2022 +12 73 79 152  
CUT Thomas Davis Darlington, SC, 2022 +12 76 76 152  
CUT Drew Jeffords Florence, SC, 2023 +12 76 76 152  
CUT David Oliver Pageland, SC, 2024 +12 81 71 152  
CUT Cheney Connell Blythewood, SC, 2021 +12 81 71 152  
CUT Jake Clayton Burlington, NC, 2022 +12 75 77 152  
CUT Holt Allison Conover, NC, 2021 +12 75 77 152  
CUT Brodie Perry Trinity, NC, 2021 +12 75 77 152  
CUT Columb Knight Raleigh, NC, 2020 +13 76 77 153  
CUT Andrew Propes Charleston, SC, 2021 +13 75 78 153  
CUT Todd Moyer Cornelius, NC, 2021 +13 77 76 153  
CUT Sullivan Hooper Leesville, SC, 2020 +13 74 79 153  
CUT Ashton Eubanks Lexington, SC, 2023 +13 76 77 153  
CUT William Grasty Charlotte, NC, 2022 +13 79 74 153  
CUT Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC, 2021 +14 76 78 154  
CUT Andrew Graham Asheville, NC, 2021 +14 79 75 154  
CUT Jay Wilkins Simpsonville, SC +14 77 77 154  
CUT Jacob Hoyle Simpsonville, SC, 2021 +14 77 77 154  
CUT Bradley Parker Isle of Palms, SC, 2022 +15 77 78 155  
CUT John Logan Wilmington, NC, 2023 +15 80 75 155  
CUT Anthony Clark Fort Mill, SC, 2020 +15 80 75 155  
CUT Nick Rubino Charlotte, NC, 2021 +15 76 79 155  
CUT James Potter Florence, SC, 2020 +16 80 76 156  
CUT Jack Burris Greensboro, NC, 2021 +16 77 79 156  
CUT Landen Seiffert Florence, SC, 2021 +16 81 75 156  
CUT Barrett Josey Moore, SC, 2021 +17 77 80 157  
CUT Eston Lee Four Oaks, NC, 2020 +17 81 76 157  
CUT Andrew Gallagher Grimesland, NC, 2021 +17 77 80 157  
CUT Davis Sayman Charlotte, NC, 2023 +17 82 75 157  
CUT Logan Lutz Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +17 76 81 157  
CUT Kenny Walter Concord, NC, 2021 +17 77 80 157  
CUT Luke Shamblin Matthews, NC, 2021 +18 81 77 158  
CUT Davis Clawson Charlotte, NC, 2023 +19 76 83 159  
CUT Narayan Mohan Charlotte, NC, 2021 +19 78 81 159  
CUT Harris Holstein Orangeburg, SC +19 77 82 159  
CUT Zach Murrow Gastonia, NC, 2020 +20 82 78 160  
CUT Luke Perrino Mooresville, NC, 2020 +21 81 80 161  
CUT Ryan Curran Charlotte, NC, 2024 +23 78 85 163  
CUT William Melvin Charlotte, NC +24 84 80 164  
CUT Brycen Swain Durham, NC, 2021 +27 84 83 167  
CUT Evan Prickett North Augusta, SC, 2022 +27 78 89 167  
WD Kyle Kushnir Raleigh, NC, 2021 - 75 WD WD  
WD Ayush Bodhale Huntersville, NC, 2021 - 81 WD WD  
WD Chase Cheatham Lincolnton, NC, 2021 - 83 WD WD  
WD Spencer Turtz Charlotte, NC, 2022 - WD WD WD  
WD Jack Dockrill Elon, NC, 2021 - WD WD WD  
WD Jack Slomkowski Colfax, NC, 2020 - WD WD WD  
WD Brandon Spinks Huntersville, NC, 2021 - WD WD WD  
WD Andrew Haarlow Greensboro, NC, 2021 - WD WD WD  


 

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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