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Nick Mayfield Wins South Carolina Amateur Match Play

 

ROCK HILL, S.C. (June 19, 2022) -- Results from the final round of match play at the 50th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship at Rock Hill Country Club in Rock Hill, S.C. The field competed at 6,614 yards (par 36-36--72).  

 

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On a picture perfect Sunday at Rock Hill Country Club, Nick Mayfield of Rock Hill, S.C. was crowned the 50th South Carolina Amateur Champion at his home course. The Winthrop University golfer played excellent golf all throughout group play and bracket play, making him 7-0 on the week in his matches. 

 

“I hit a lot of fairways and greens. This has been my home course my entire life, so I had a bit of an advantage,” Mayfield said. “I just tried to hit it as long as possible in the fairways, hit as many greens as possible, and not give any holes away.”

 

This victory marked Mayfield’s first Carolinas Golf Association Championship, which could not have come at a sweeter time than Father’s Day. Mayfield’s parents left early from a vacation in Hawaii just to see him play his final two matches, and were able to be there to celebrate the title with Nick. 

 

In the Championship match, Mayfield was in cruise control, defeating Andrew Swanson of Bluffton, S.C., who earned runner-up, 4 & 2. Mayfield birdied holes three and four to take an early two-up lead on Swanson and did not look back. 

 

“It was huge to get up early against Andrew,” Mayfield said. “It felt good to get up in the match and maintain the lead the entire time.”

 

Mayfield only lost one hole which was due to an impressive birdie by Swanson on the par 3, No. 12. Mayfield and Swanson each made par on the next three holes before a conceded birdie on the 16th that earned Mayfield the championship. 

 

In his semifinal match, Mayfield defeated Walt Todd Jr. of Greenville, S.C. 2 up, in a match that needed all 18 holes to decide a winner. After being two down through 12 holes, Mayfield rallied by winning five of the last six holes. A birdie on No. 18 sealed the comeback win for Mayfield.  

 

His quarterfinal and round of 16 wins were a little less stressful, taking down Brady Hinkle of Lancaster, S.C. 4 & 3 and former college teammate Mason Tucker of Lancaster, S.C.,  3 & 2. 

 

This year's tournament was played in a new format that is similar to the WGC Match Play Championship on the PGA Tour. It featured great competition from amateurs of all ages across South Carolina. With the talent of the field, Mayfield was ecstatic to come out on top. 

 

“Winning is huge, it means a lot. The Junior Match Play was back here in 2018 and I didn’t get the result I wanted back then,” Mayfield said. “So when I saw the schedule at the beginning of the year that this was going to be here, I knew I wanted to take advantage of it and had a good chance of winning. It means everything to me”

 

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at Rock Hill Country Club, especially Director of Operations, Kyle Gregory, Golf Course Superintendent, Ewan Macaulay and Clubhouse Manager, Kat Denio, for graciously hosting the 50th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship.

 

 

50th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

Rock Hill Country Club, Rock Hill, S.C.

Quarterfinal Results

 

Andrew Swanson of Bluffton def. Drayton Stewart of Charleston 1 up

Trey Crenshaw of Lancaster def. Griffin Tarver of Lancaster 7 & 6

Walt Todd Jr. of Greenville def. Walker Jones of Sumter 7 & 6

Nick Mayfield of Rock Hill def. Mason Tucker of Lancaster 3 & 2



 

50th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

Rock Hill Country Club, Rock Hill, S.C.

Semifinal Results

 

Andrew Swanson of Bluffton def. Trey Crenshaw of Lancaster 20 holes 

Nick Mayfield of Rock Hill def. Walt Todd of Greenville Jr. 2 up



 

50th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

Rock Hill Country Club, Rock Hill, S.C.

Final Results

 

Nick Mayfield of Rock Hill def. Andrew Swanson of Bluffton 4 & 2


 

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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