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Sease Aces Carolinas Am Third Round

Country Club of Charleston member Christian Sease came within one shot of tying the course record

CHARLESTON, S.C. (July 16, 2016) -- Third round results of the 102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. on Friday, July 16th (Par: 35-35--70, Yards: 6,776, Course Rating: 72.0/129).

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Christian Sease aced the par-3 11th at the
Country Club of Charleston on Saturday

Christian Sease says he has played thousands of rounds at the Country Club of Charleston. His family has held membership there since he was 5-years-old. On Saturday, in the third round of the 102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship, Sease posted his best round ever, a 7-under-par 63. He came within a lipped-out putt on 18 of tying the course record set by Cordes Ford, IV and Hudson Swafford on the Seth Raynor design.

Sease's round was highlighted by a hole-in-one on the 185-yard par-3 11th. Using a 5 iron, Sease used the left to right curve of the reverse redan to roll the ball into the hole for his third career ace.

"I kept it just one shot at a time, one hole at a time," said the 22-year-old from Mount Pleasant, S.C of chasing the course record. "I tried not to get too far ahead of myself."

After an hour weather delay, Sease kickstarted his day by holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-3 6th. He followed that with a birdie on No. 7 and an eagle on the par-5 9th. Birdies on holes 12 and 14 catapulted Sease to eight-under, which would have tied the course record on the par-70 layout used for the championship. After a series of pars, Sease faced a 50-foot birdie putt on 18 to set the course record with 61. Unfortunately, he would leave that putt 10 feet short and lip-out the par save for 62. Having started the third round at one-under-par overall, Sease's 63 helped him climb into the lead with a three-day total of 202 (-8).

Second round leader Austin Zoller of Summerville, S.C. shot his second three-under 67 in as many days to finish Saturday one back of Sease. The two know each other well, as recent teammates on Winthrop University's golf team. "I told Christian to play well this morning so we could be paired tomorrow," said the 20-year-old Zoller.

Starting his round with a two shot lead, Zoller was just one-under through 13 holes and found himself trailing Sease. Zoller drove the green on the par-4 14th, which was moved up to 299 yards and two-putted for birdie. He then birdied the par-5 15th and holed his bunker shot for a birdie on the par-3 17th. "I told my caddie this one has potential to go in," Zoller said of the pitch in birdie. Like Sease, he would also three-putt the18th to finish 54 holes at 203 (-7).

Playing a few groups ahead of Sease and Zoller was 2012 Carolinas Amateur champion Cameron Young of Pendleton, S.C. The 21-year-old's third round 64 was diminished by Sease's 63, but it was impressive in that Young made nine birdies Saturday. Young has improved three shots each day of the championship, "The first day I played terrible, yesterday was decent, and today was great." His three day total of 204 (-6) puts him into the final pairing and tied for third with Julian Keur of Simpsonville, S.C. Zoller's father is Keur's swing coach.

The final round is scheduled to begin at 8:00am on Saturday from the #1 and #10 tees.

Three-time defending champion Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C., has since turned professional, playing on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada.


About the Carolinas Amateur Championship

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 July 14, 2016, 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 Carolinas Golf Association (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 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter account, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship
Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

Third Round Results
July 16, 2016

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Christian Sease, Mount Pleasant, S.C.     70-69-63--202  (-8)
2   Austin Zoller, Summerville, S.C.     69-67-67--203  (-7)
T3   Carson Young, Pendleton, S.C.     73-67-64--204  (-6)
T3   Julian Keur, Summerville, S.C.     70-68-66--204  (-6)
5   Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C.     70-70-68--208  (-2)
T6   Josh Branyon, Honea Path, S.C.     70-70-69--209  (-1)
T6   Scott Harvey, Kernersville , N.C.     66-75-68--209  (-1)
T8   Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.     70-68-72--210  (Even)
T8   Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C.     72-71-67--210  (Even)
T8   John Pitt, Raleigh, N.C.     71-68-71--210  (Even)
T8   Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.     74-68-68--210  (Even)
T8   Hunter Watkins, Lexington, S.C.     69-69-72--210  (Even)
T8   Justin Tereshko, Jamestown, N.C.     68-70-72--210  (Even)
T14   Preston Cole, Greer, S.C.     72-67-72--211  (+1)
T14   Bryce Howell, Blythewood, S.C.     70-72-69--211  (+1)
T14   Christian Salzer, Sumter, S.C.     71-69-71--211  (+1)
T14   Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.     69-70-72--211  (+1)
T18   Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C.     72-68-72--212  (+2)
T18   Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.     73-70-69--212  (+2)
T18   Chandler Mulkey, Johns Island, S.C.     69-71-72--212  (+2)
T18   Kevin O'Connell, Raleigh, N.C.     73-67-72--212  (+2)
T22   Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C.     69-72-72--213  (+3)
T22   Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.     72-67-74--213  (+3)
T22   Andrew Ward, Indian Trail, N.C.     74-70-69--213  (+3)
T22   William Rainey, Charlotte, N.C.     71-71-71--213  (+3)
T22   Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C.     74-70-69--213  (+3)
T22   Jamie Wilson, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.     71-71-71--213  (+3)
T22   Zachary Herold, Lexington, S.C.     73-68-72--213  (+3)
T29   David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.     75-68-71--214  (+4)
T29   Eric Mitchell, Winston-Salem, N.C.     75-69-70--214  (+4)
T29   Chad Cox, Charlotte, N.C.     72-70-72--214  (+4)
T29   Adam Langford, Murrells Inlet, S.C.     71-70-73--214  (+4)
T29   Parks Price, Calabash , N.C.     73-71-70--214  (+4)
T34   Philip Oweida, Charlotte, N.C.     71-72-72--215  (+5)
T34   Keegan Hoff, Charlotte, N.C.     72-70-73--215  (+5)
T34   Chandler White, Clemmons, N.C.     69-70-76--215  (+5)
T34   David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.     71-73-71--215  (+5)
T34   Matt Carter, Easley, S.C.     70-71-74--215  (+5)
T34   Sawyer Mills, Easley, S.C.     75-69-71--215  (+5)
T40   Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.     74-69-73--216  (+6)
T40   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     73-70-73--216  (+6)
T40   Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.     70-70-76--216  (+6)
T40   Yancey Johnson, Simpsonville, S.C.     70-74-72--216  (+6)
T40   Michael Sanders, Davidson, N.C.     74-69-73--216  (+6)
T40   Patrick Schweitz, Clayton, N.C.     72-71-73--216  (+6)
T40   Blake Mcshea, Zebulon, N.C.     69-74-73--216  (+6)
T47   James Lightsey Jr., Fort Mill, S.C.     72-73-72--217  (+7)
T47   Bailey Patrick, Charlotte, N.C.     71-70-76--217  (+7)
T47   Riley Schank, Bluffton, S.C.     70-71-76--217  (+7)
T50   Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.     74-71-73--218  (+8)
T50   Jordan Warnock, Roebuck, S.C.     73-72-73--218  (+8)
T50   Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.     75-68-75--218  (+8)
T50   Kenan Poole II, Raleigh, N.C.     72-72-74--218  (+8)
T50   Parker Dudley, Charleston, S.C.     71-74-73--218  (+8)
T55   David Donovan IV, Hampstead, N.C.     72-73-74--219  (+9)
T55   Ford Blanchard Jr., Orangeburg, S.C.     69-75-75--219  (+9)
57   Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C.     70-75-75--220  (+10)
T58   Zachary Bishop, Travelers Rest, S.C.     75-69-77--221  (+11)
T58   Regan Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.     72-72-77--221  (+11)
T58   Treg Hallman, Mt. Pleasant , S.C.     72-70-79--221  (+11)
61   Blake Maull, Charleston, S.C.     70-73-79--222  (+12)
    Failed to Qualify for Final 36 holes    
T62   Blake Wagoner, Cornelius, N.C.     74-72  (+6)
T62   Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.     73-73  (+6)
T62   Ben O'Geary, Henderson, N.C.     76-70  (+6)
T62   Frank Ford III, Charleston, S.C.     73-73  (+6)
T62   Doug Ramey, Greer, S.C.     73-73  (+6)
T62   Christian Cichan, Charlotte, N.C.     69-77  (+6)
T62   Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.     75-71  (+6)
T62   Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.     76-70  (+6)
T62   Kirk Mitchell, Bluffton, S.C.     72-74  (+6)
T62   Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.     72-74  (+6)
T62   Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.     70-76  (+6)
T62   Matthew Rogers, Huntersville, N.C.     72-74  (+6)
T62   Ujang Zarems, Wilmington, N.C.     72-74  (+6)
T62   Whitfield Massey, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.     71-75  (+6)
T76   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     72-75  (+7)
T76   Zakariya Butt, Summerville, S.C.     78-69  (+7)
T76   Charlie Niland, Charlotte, N.C.     72-75  (+7)
T76   Rhodes Karriker, Matthews, N.C.     73-74  (+7)
T76   Henry Augenstein, Columbia, S.C.     73-74  (+7)
T76   Jonathan Brightwell, Mint Hill, N.C.     73-74  (+7)
T76   Jarett Stowe, Matthews, N.C.     74-73  (+7)
T76   Adam Walker, Charleston, S.C.     71-76  (+7)
T84   Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.     77-71  (+8)
T84   Thomas Todd III, Laurens , S.C.     73-75  (+8)
T84   Matthew Laydon, Charleston, S.C.     74-74  (+8)
T84   Nathan Bull, Candler, N.C.     74-74  (+8)
T84   Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C.     74-74  (+8)
T84   Ben Buben, Charlotte, N.C.     75-73  (+8)
T84   Gettys Glaze, Charleston, S.C.     71-77  (+8)
T84   Connor Bruns, Duncan, S.C.     72-76  (+8)
T92   Hunter Parks, Union, S.C.     76-73  (+9)
T92   Nick Eberhardt, Lake Wylie, S.C.     78-71  (+9)
T92   Dwight Cauthen, Columbia, S.C.     77-72  (+9)
T92   David Kostyal II, Wilmington, N.C.     73-76  (+9)
T92   Alex Scott, Raleigh, N.C.     74-75  (+9)
T92   Walter Brinker, Sanford, N.C.     76-73  (+9)
T92   Gordon Williams, Charleston, S.C.     77-72  (+9)
T92   Drake Cassidy, Hartsville, S.C.     75-74  (+9)
T92   Alec Weary, Bluffton, S.C.     74-75  (+9)
T92   William Harwood, Columbia, S.C.     78-71  (+9)
T92   Levi Grogan, Canton, N.C.     78-71  (+9)
T92   Brad Coleman, Jamestown, N.C.     77-72  (+9)
T104   Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.     75-75  (+10)
T104   Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.     76-74  (+10)
T104   Matthew Wiggins, Laurens, S.C.     74-76  (+10)
T104   Weston Sanders, Greenwood, S.C.     79-71  (+10)
T104   Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.     75-75  (+10)
T109   Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.     74-77  (+11)
T109   Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.     80-71  (+11)
T109   Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.     74-77  (+11)
T109   Mitch Robinette, Charlotte, N.C.     74-77  (+11)
T109   Daniel Day, Seneca, S.C.     75-76  (+11)
T109   Ryan Carpenter, Aiken, S.C.     75-76  (+11)
T109   Jonathan Phillips, Hardeeville, S.C.     79-72  (+11)
T109   Evan Rodwell, Charleston, S.C.     78-73  (+11)
T117   Michael Cowley, Cary, N.C.     76-76  (+12)
T117   Fitz Woodrow IV, Lexington, S.C.     75-77  (+12)
T119   Harrison Frye, Gastonia, N.C.     78-75  (+13)
T119   Justin Hood, Saint Matthews, S.C.     77-76  (+13)
T119   Nicolas Principi, Huntersville, N.C.     74-79  (+13)
T119   Charlie Tate, Greensboro, N.C.     74-79  (+13)
T119   Mark Germann, Clayton, N.C.     73-80  (+13)
T124   Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.     76-78  (+14)
T124   Leonard Herd, Rock Hill, S.C.     76-78  (+14)
T124   Eric Williams, Goldsboro, N.C.     78-76  (+14)
T127   Griffin Cryan, Pinehurst, N.C.     77-78  (+15)
T127   Christian Park, Charlotte, N.C.     77-78  (+15)
129   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     81-75  (+16)
T130   Dwayne Simpson, Charlotte, N.C.     75-82  (+17)
T130   Whit Howard, Raleigh, N.C.     80-77  (+17)
T130   Brody Davis, Harrisburg, N.C.     77-80  (+17)
T130   Charles Spry, Winston salem, N.C.     79-78  (+17)
T134   Cordes Ford IV, Charleston, S.C.     83-75  (+18)
T134   Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, N.C.     76-82  (+18)
T134   Mark Whitley, Stantonsburg, N.C.     79-79  (+18)
T137   Corey Stamper, Waynesville, N.C.     79-80  (+19)
T137   Michael Murray Jr, Greensboro, N.C.     76-83  (+19)
T139   Devin McGillan, Lexington, S.C.     78-82  (+20)
T139   Brian Hewat, Charlotte , N.C.     74-86  (+20)
141   Ben Esposito, Pittsboro, N.C.     76-85  (+21)
142   William Little, Kannapolis, N.C.     81-83  (+24)
143   Gene Queen, Advance, N.C.     86-79  (+25)
144   Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.     76-DQ  (DQ)
145   Grant Houser, Holly Springs, N.C.     WD  (WD)

Championship Schedule
Wednesday, July 13
All Day: Practice rounds.
9:00am-5:00pm: Player Registration in the Clubhouse.

Thursday, July 14
Round 1: Tee times at 7:30am & 12:45pm off #1 & #10 tees.
11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch.

Friday, July 15
Round 2: Tee times at 7:30am & 12:45pm off #1 & #10 tees.
11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch.
Cut to low 60 scores and ties.
Field re-grouped according to score.

Saturday, July 16
Round 3: Tee times at 8:00am off #1 & #10 tees.
12:00pm-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch.
Field re-grouped according to score.

Sunday, July 17
Round 4: Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1 & #10 tees.
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

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 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.    

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