35th Annual Mid-Amateur Championship

35th Mid-Amateur Championship
Country Club of Lexington
Lexington, SC
October 7 & 9, 2016

Eassy Earns First SCGA Mid-Amateur Title

Hurricane Matthew exited the Carolinas in time for the SCGA to finish the 35th edition of the Mid-Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Lexington.  Chris Eassy of Greer captured the crown for his first individual SCGA Championship after posting rounds of 67-71 for a total of six under 138.

After completion of the first round on Friday, Eassy led along with Charleston’s Troy Miller and Columbia’s Jarrett Grimes at five under par.  As scheduled earlier in the week, the tournament was shortened to 36 holes prior to Hurricane Matthew’s arrival.  Matthew dumped more than five inches of rain between Friday and Saturday afternoon.  Nevertheless, the course held up and Eassy prevailed.

At the turn, both Eassy and Grimes were one over par for the day, as well as former champion Steve Liebler of Irmo who sat one shot off the pace.  Eassy turned on the gas making birdies at the par four 10th, 12th and 16th holes.  He stumbled on the final par five 18th, but his earlier birdies were enough to fend off the challengers.  Grimes closed out the tournament with a one over performance of 73, finishing two shots back.  Brian Quackenbush of Aiken, also had a good showing firing rounds of 71-69 to finish tied for second with Grimes.

Three players finished at three under par 141 including Liebler, Kyle Milner of Spartanburg and Kevin Roberts of Chesnee.  Troy Miller fell out of contention early and posted a round of 82, finishing tied for 25th.

The 2016 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship was conducted on the par 72 ~ 6,633 yard Country Club of Lexington course in Lexington, SC.  The field consisted of 95 individuals playing 36 holes of stroke play after the second round was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew.  The Mid-Amateur is one of 21 Major Championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association and is in its 35th year of existence. 

Final Results

Gift Cert

1

Eassy, Chris (Greer)

67-71--138

$600

T2

Grimes, Jarrett (Columbia)

67-73--140

$450

Quackenbush, Brian (Aiken)

71-69--140

$450

T4

Milner, Kyle (Spartanburg)

72-69--141

$250

Liebler, Steve (Irmo)

68-73--141

$250

Roberts, Kevin (Chesnee)

74-67--141

$250

T7

Dargan, Robert (Columbia)

72-70--142

$160

Branyon, Josh (Honea Path)

72-70--142

$160

T9

Hargett, Eddie (Blythewood)

72-71--143

$125

Jordan, JJ (Ninety Six)

72-71--143

$125

11

Revis, Jeremy (Greenville)

71-73--144

$110

12

Mitchell, Chris (Prosperity)

72-73--145

$100

T13

Hendley, Todd (Greer)

76-70--146

$62

Rawl, Stan (Lexington)

71-75--146

$62

Caprio, Michael (Greer)

74-72--146

$62

Wong, Jeff (Bluffton)

76-70--146

$62

Reece, David (Fort Mill)

72-74--146

$62

Fulmer, Ta (Goose Creek)

71-75--146

$62

Brooks, Roger (Bluffton)

71-75--146

$62

T20

Johnson, Yancey (Simpsonville)

73-74--147

$25

Wiggins, Matthew (Laurens)

74-73--147

$25

T22

Todd, Walter (Laurens)

75-73--148

Constantino, Dan (Greenville)

73-75--148

Grumbles, Marcus (Greenville)

70-78--148

T25

Wagner, Duff (Taylors)

74-75--149

Obrien, John (Columbia)

76-73--149

Whipple, Ben (Marietta)

76-73--149

Burns, Joe (Fort Mill)

75-74--149

Sloan, Daniel (Greenville)

75-74--149

Miller, Troy (Charleston)

67-82--149

T31

Willis, Terry (Greenville)

71-79--150

Moore, Jeremy (Mt Pleasant)

76-74--150

Oquinn, Matt (Beaufort)

76-74--150

T34

Sullivan, Dan (Columbia)

78-73--151

Pascale, Gerry (Hilton Head)

75-76--151

Campbell, Josh (Easley)

75-76--151

T37

Pfeiffer, Phil (Myrtle Beach)

76-76--152

Lee, Brian (Blythewood)

74-78--152

T39

Childers, Austin (West Columbia)

73-80--153

Byler, Marcus (Hilton Head)

78-75--153

T41

Ramey, Doug (Greer)

78-76--154

Phillips, Cary (Kershaw)

79-75--154

Smith, Casey (Abbeville)

80-74--154

Grumbles, Shane (Taylors)

77-77--154

Ellis, Gamble (Lexington)

75-79--154

Wilson, Justin (Camden)

75-79--154

Appleby, Doug (Simpsonville )

72-82--154

T48

Hinson, Chadwick (Mullins)

79-76--155

Nance, Dean (Greenville)

78-77--155

Waldthausen, Kurt (Simpsonville)

76-79--155

51

Parks, Stephen (Johns Island)

77-79--156

T52

McMillan, Josh (Boiling Springs)

77-80--157

Glowacki, Matthew (Leesville)

76-81--157

Nord, Eric (Blythewood)

82-75--157

Bryant, Joe (Bluffton)

79-78--157

Mirmow, Eddie (Lexington)

79-78--157

Hagan, John (Simpsonville)

80-77--157

58

Manning, Jamie (Bluffton)

73-85--158

T59

Jones, Gary (West Columbia)

79-80--159

Hooper, Kemp (Leesville)

79-80--159

Edwards, Scott (Hilton Head)

79-80--159

T62

Stilwell, Wes (Lexington)

83-77--160

Small, Skip (Lancaster)

83-77--160

64

Ezelle, Dani (Taylors)

81-80--161

T65

Gray, Trey (Lexington)

84-79--163

Webb, Brandon (Saluda )

82-81--163

67

Hewitt, Andrew (Spartanburg)

83-81--164

T68

Sieling, Hank (Summerville)

80-85--165

Petz, Ryan (Columbia)

81-84--165

Genthner, Phil (Belton)

81-84--165

T71

Friday, Scott (Simpsonville)

85-81--166

Gray, Charles (Columbia)

80-86--166

73

Steele, Steve (Gaffney)

83-85--168

T74

Weisner, Harry (Laurens)

89-80--169

Muthig, Jeff (Columbia)

86-83--169

T76

Major, Chris (Greenwood)

89-87--176

Conefry, Chris (Beaufort)

93-83--176

T78

Butcher, Marcus (McConnells)

91-88--179

Postich, Sam (Simpsonville)

91-88--179

80

Postich, Michael (Columbia)

96-88--184

T81

Laydon, Matt (Charleston)

71-WD--WD

Hester, Kevin (Blythewood)

84-NC--NC

Burkett, Jeff (Lexington)

78-WD--WD

Kennedy, George (Greenville)

79-WD--WD

Sill, Stan (Spartanburg)

76-WD--WD

Hancock, Allen (Columbia)

82-WD--WD

McBride, Burns (Florence)

79-WD--WD

Campbell, Chris (Charleston )

80-NC--NC

Griffin, Colin (Charleston)

88-WD--WD

Getsinger, Charles (Bluffton)

85-WD--WD

Watt, Brandon (Charleston)

90-NS--NS

Phillips, Anthony (Bluffton)

78-WD--WD