29th Annual Mid-Amateur Championship

Liebler Claims Second SCGA Mid-Amateur Title

Steve Liebler, of Irmo, lurked closely behind the first and second round leaders following Friday and Saturday’s play.  On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Consistent held true to form as he shot even par to claim the 2010 SCGA Mid Amateur Championship at the historic Country Club of Spartanburg.

Liebler entered the final day tied with first round leader Rick Cloninger at eight under par just one shot off the lead behind Columbia’s Jarrett Grimes.  Grimes struggled out of the gate bogeying two of the first five holes while Cloninger birdie two of first five.  All the while, Liebler birdied the par five fifth to stay within a shot of the lead.  Grimes’ continued to have problems and finished the front nine four over par and five under for the tournament.  Cloninger also stumbled with a four putt double bogey on the par three eighth and followed with a bogey five on the ninth.  Liebler also bogeyed the ninth which allowed for a slim one shot lead over Cloninger and three shot advantage over Grimes heading to the final nine.

An even par back nine with a birdie on 17 and bogey on 18 is all Liebler needed to secure the Championship at a solid eight under par 208.  This was his second SCGA Mid Amateur title repeating the feat from 2006 which was held at Greenville’s Green Valley Country Club.  Grimes and Cloninger finished locked up tied for second at six under par 210 after neither could sustain a substantial threat to Liebler.

It took a score of nine over 153 to make the cut to the low 60 players and ties which resulted in a final round field of 68 players vying for the title.

The 2010 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship was played on the par 72 ~ 6,504 yard Country Club of Spartanburg golf course in Spartanburg, SC. The field consisted of 120 individuals playing 54 holes of stroke play and was cut to the low 60 and ties after the second round. The Mid-Amateur is one of 19 Major Championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association and is in its 29th year of existence.

Final Results

Gift Cert.

1st

Liebler, Steve (Irmo)

68

68

72

208

$600.00

t-2nd

Cloninger, Rick (Fort Mill)

64

72

74

210

$450.00

t-2nd

Grimes, Jarrett (Columbia)

70

65

75

210

$450.00

4th

Mathias, Jon (Columbia)

70

71

70

211

$300.00

t-5th

Suber, Whit (Blythewood)

70

71

71

212

$206.00

t-5th

Eassy, Chris (Greer)

72

74

66

212

$206.00

t-5th

Ezell, Terry (York)

72

71

69

212

$206.00

t-8th

Laydon, Matt (Charleston)

70

71

72

213

$133.00

t-8th

Garrett, Timothy (Fountain Inn)

70

74

69

213

$133.00

t-8th

White, Todd (Moore)

73

70

70

213

$133.00

t-11th

Palms, Lee (Greenville)

72

70

72

214

$90.00

t-11th

Hendley, Todd (Greer)

73

72

69

214

$90.00

t-11th

Hough, Taylor (Spartanburg)

72

68

74

214

$90.00

t-11th

Roof, Brent (Columbia)

72

70

72

214

$90.00

t-11th

Wong, Jeff (Bluffton)

68

73

73

214

$90.00

t-16th

Atkinson, Bert (Charleston)

74

70

71

215

$50.00

t-16th

Miller, Benjy (Spartanburg)

71

75

69

215

$50.00

18th

Gravley, Mike (Greer)

71

72

73

216

$50.00

t-19th

Todd, Walter (Laurens)

74

73

70

217

$50.00

t-19th

Milner, Kyle (Spartanburg)

74

72

71

217

t-19th

Godfrey, Robert (Anderson)

72

70

75

217

t-19th

Hoft, J.D. (Bluffton)

74

76

67

217

$50.00

t-19th

Revis, Jeremy (Greenville)

72

72

73

217

Field, Dave (Moncks Corner)

74

74

70

218

Britton, Kin (Spartanburg)

72

71

75

218

Berchiatti, Geno (Greenville)

73

71

75

219

Johnson, Chris (Lancaster)

72

75

72

219

Stephens, Jeff (Ware Shoals)

71

76

72

219

Smith, Scott (Spartanburg)

71

76

73

220

Kirven, Stephen (Taylors)

72

72

76

220

Boyd, Bear (Spartanburg)

77

70

73

220

Armstrong, Brant (Gray Ct.)

72

72

77

221

McMillan, Josh (Spartanburg)

72

74

75

221

Childers, Randy (Inman)

72

77

72

221

Hargett, Eddie (Blythewood)

75

71

75

221

Hester, Kevin (Blythewood)

71

76

75

222

Meredith, Michael (Greenwood)

74

74

75

223

Hanke, Michael (Spartanburg)

70

75

78

223

Barker, Thomas (Simpsonville)

72

73

78

223

Mitchell, Chris (Prosperity)

73

75

75

223

Burgess, Richard (Roebuck)

75

73

75

223

Page, Austin (Moore)

75

73

76

224

Clontz, Ron (Greenville)

69

75

80

224

Ramey, Doug (Greer)

76

75

74

225

Rogers, Wayne (Easley)

73

73

79

225

Driggers, Kevin (Mt. Pleasant)

77

72

77

226

Grumbles, Shane (Taylors)

75

78

73

226

Cecil, Doug (Spartanburg)

73

74

79

226

Schwab, Dennis (Simpsonville)

74

74

78

226

Newman, Bobby (Roebuck)

72

77

77

226

White, Lewis (Spartanburg)

75

74

78

227

McCoy, Ellison (Greenville)

81

72

74

227

Smith, Casey (Abbeville)

77

75

76

228

Smunk, Bill (Kingstree)

76

77

75

228

Johnson, Yancey (Simpsonville)

76

77

75

228

Sargent, Herbie (Greer)

78

74

77

229

Webber, Todd (Moore)

75

77

77

229

Willis, Terry (Taylors)

75

75

80

230

Hendrick, Joe (Chesterfield)

75

77

78

230

Pope, Timothy (Spartanburg)

78

74

78

230

Whitehead, Todd (Spartanburg)

78

75

78

231

Franks, David (Gaffney)

81

72

78

231

Gravley, Rob (Greer)

75

73

83

231

Pascale, Gerry (Hilton Head)

77

75

80

232

Hathaway, Bill (Taylors)

77

74

81

232

Bolding, Timothy (Easley)

75

78

82

235

Peterson, Steve (Columbia)

73

80

83

236

Campbell, Josh (Easley)

75

78

84

237

 
 

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