86th Amateur Championship – Round Three Results

Two at the Top Heading Into Final Round

Florence, SC – Overcast skies greeted the 72 players who qualified for weekend play at Florence Country Club for the third round of the 86th SCGA Amateur Championship presented by McLeod Health. By late morning the sun broke through, as did some of the competitors chasing second round leader RJ Keur.

Two players were able to break on through under the divided sky and now share the third-round lead at 9 under par. The first of those players to post nine under was reigning Florence Country Club champion and hometown favorite, Gregg Jones, who recorded a five under par 65. Jones got off to an ideal start, making birdie on the par 4 first hole. He followed that up with eleven consecutive pars, some of which he described as “squirrelly” then capped off his round with birdies on four of his last six holes. Jones, a former SCJGA Junior Champion and tour pro, will be looking to record his first ever SCGA Amateur Championship in Sunday’s final round.

Also sitting atop the leaderboard, once again, is first round leader Parks Price, who bounced back from a “sluggish” start to record a three under par 67 in his third round. Price bogeyed two of his first four holes, but got things turned around on the front nine with birdies on the par 5 fifth and the difficult par 4 eighth holes. It was all pars and one birdie from then on until the par 4, 15th, where Price holed his second shot from 144 yards with a “perfect” 9-iron for an eagle two. Buoyed by the eagle on fifteen, Price then finished par-birdie-par to cap off his round.

Jones and Price will be paired in tomorrow’s final round with Columbia’s Ryan Marter, whose solid play this week continued with a two under par 68. Marter sits just one shot off the lead at 8 under par. Second round leader RJ Keur stumbled a bit in his third round with a one over par 71, but sits just two shots back of the leaders heading into Sunday’s final round.

Bishopville’s Cally Bell made the biggest move up the leaderboard, firing a Saturday low six under par 64, to move into a tie for seventh at two under par for the championship. Matt Carter and Drake Cassidy sit at three under par for the week, six shots behind the leaders.

The fourth round of the Amateur Championship will begin on #1 and #10 tees at 8.00 am.  For full information including detailed scoring and pairings visit our tournament web page – 86th Amateur Championship .

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Round Three Results

T1

Jones, Gregg (Florence)

69-67-65--201

Price, Parks (Longs)

62-72-67--201

3

Marter, Ryan (Columbia)

68-66-68--202

4

Keur, RJ (N. Charleston)

66-67-71--204

T5

Cassidy, Drake (Hartsville)

74-66-67--207

Carter, Matt (Easley)

66-70-71--207

T7

Palms, Lee (Greenville)

72-68-68--208

Mancill, Travis (Hilton Head)

71-69-68--208

Bell, Cally (Bishopville)

73-71-64--208

Weiss, Jon (Florence )

65-75-68--208

Sanders, Weston (Greenwood)

71-67-70--208

T12

Patterson, Cole (Greenville)

72-67-70--209

Coggins, Brandon (Gaffney)

69-69-71--209

Dudley, Parker (John's island)

70-72-67--209

T15

Warnock, Jordan (Roebuck)

68-72-70--210

Lightsey, James (Fort Mill)

69-67-74--210

Maness, Michael (Greenville )

71-69-70--210

T18

Sowell, Logan (Kershaw)

71-71-69--211

Gordon, Zack (Gaffney)

75-69-67--211

Hood, Justin (St Matthews)

66-68-77--211

T21

Taylor, Seth (Gaffney)

73-67-72--212

Salzer, Christian (Sumter)

70-72-70--212

Beiers, Nicholas (Lexington)

73-70-69--212

Sellers, Grant (McBee)

75-67-70--212

T25

Dargan, Robert (Columbia)

73-67-73--213

Jordan, Jj (Ninety Six)

67-75-71--213

Hoisington, Tate (HH Island)

71-72-70--213

Morrison, Hugh (Charleston)

70-76-67--213

T29

McLain, Zach (Gilbert)

69-71-74--214

Eassy, Chris (Greer)

68-71-75--214

Self, Coleman (Greenwood)

70-74-70--214

Wilson, Jamie (Mount Pleasant)

71-74-69--214

Grimes, Jarrett (Columbia)

68-75-71--214

Moore, Connor (Bluffton)

70-71-73--214

T35

Dallery, Charles (Sumter)

69-74-72--215

Wood, Matt (Hanahan)

72-73-70--215

T37

Butt, Zakariya (Summerville)

72-75-69--216

Shore, Peyton (Saluda)

76-71-69--216

Russell, Nick (Hilton Head Island)

73-73-70--216

Dietrich, Ben (Bluffton)

71-76-69--216

T41

McKee, Michael (Ware Shoals)

70-74-73--217

Harwood, William (Columbia)

68-70-79--217

Robertson, Seth (Inman)

72-68-77--217

Sheppard, Wil (Mount Pleasant)

72-70-75--217

Jones, Walker (Sumter)

70-74-73--217

Locker, Chris (Chapin)

71-72-74--217

Frick, Austin (Myrtle Beach)

69-75-73--217

Eckstein, Todd (Greenville)

73-66-78--217

Schaffer, John (Sumter)

69-73-75--217

T50

Laydon, Matt (Charleston)

70-75-73--218

Fickes, Josh (Beaufort)

72-72-74--218

Bishop, Zachary (Travelers Rest)

73-73-72--218

Bradosky, Brandon (Greenville)

68-75-75--218

Mullane, Jonathan (Mount Pleasant)

72-74-72--218

T55

Baliker, Christian (Simpsonville)

69-78-72--219

Gray, Tyler (Lugoff)

80-66-73--219

T57

Woodard, Will (Spartanburg)

72-75-73--220

Ingle, Taylor (Winnsboro)

70-73-77--220

Ellenburg, Thomas (N. Charleston )

68-79-73--220

Boyette, Riley (Charleston)

74-73-73--220

Davis, Paul (Darlington)

73-71-76--220

62

Thigpen, Michael (Florence)

76-71-74--221

T63

Bartolomucci, Rj (Hilton Head)

73-73-76--222

Williamson, Blake (Anderson)

73-75-74--222

T65

Weary, Alec (Bluffton)

73-75-75--223

Todd, Thomas (Laurens)

72-76-75--223

Zeigler, Gene (Florence)

73-72-78--223

Brasington, Daniel (Woodruff)

72-75-76--223

69

Phillips, Cary (Kershaw)

74-73-77--224

70

Morris, Jacob (Hollywood)

72-74-81--227

71

Johnson, Yancey (Simpsonville)

72-75-81--228

72

Hiott, Brandon (Walterboro)

71-76-90--237