57th Annual Junior Championship

Salzer Makes Comeback, Earns SCGA Junior Championship

Myrtle Beach, SC – Christian Salzer of Sumter is the 57th SCGA Junior Champion after the final round at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, SC. Salzer earned the title by shooting rounds of 71-76-69 with a three day total of even par 216.

After holding the lead following the first round, Salzer slipped a little on day two and found
himself one shot back of Cowpens’ Nick Willis and 2014 Champion Jack Parrott of Columbia
heading into today. Parrott was holding onto his lead but finished with back-to-back bogeys on the final two holes and Salzer took advantage. “I made the turn at one under and got it to four [on the day] then I made bogey,” Salzer commented. “I played good and putted really well on the final three holes!” Parrott finished one shot back at one over par for the tournament 217.

In the Boys 13-14 Division, Drayton Stewart of Charleston held on to his lead and went wire to
wire. “I knew I wasn’t playing my best but I just tried to do the best that I could,” he said. Drew Weary came in second six shots behind Stewart.

Scores were again lower for the second consecutive day while players continued to dote about
the course and facilities at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

The low eight scores of the tournament automatically qualified for the 40th Annual Georgia-South Carolina Junior Team Matches to be played at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. These coveted Matches are the longest running interstate matches in the
country. Those qualifiers include Salzer, Parrott, Kent Lawrence, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, Willis,
Logan Sowell of Kershaw, Wil Sheppard of Mt. Pleasant, Patrick Golden of Murrells Inlet and
Stewart from the younger age bracket. The matches will be played July 24-25 in Bluffton.

Don’t miss this Championship next year as it will be played at The Links at Stono Ferry in
Hollywood, SC. Set amidst South Carolina Low country breezes from the Intracoastal Waterway and centuries-old live oaks, Stono Ferry is a refuge from society’s hustle. This championship, Ron Garl design offers one of the most exciting tests in all the Lowcountry. Wage your own war on the site of a historic Revolutionary War battle at Stono Ferry.

For the eighth consecutive year The Heritage Classic Foundation has signed on as presenting
sponsor of the South Carolina Junior Championship to continue their strong support of junior programs in SC. The Heritage Classic Foundation is the general sponsor of the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing and The Players Amateur and has contributed over $31 million to local charities since its inception in 1986. The Heritage Classic Foundation has a long history of supporting junior golf programs in SC. They have been the title sponsor of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Rankings for the past 11 years.

Final Results

Final Results:
Boys 13-14
Drayton Stewart, Charleston , South Caro - 75-73-76--224
Drew Weary, Bluffton, S.C. - 77-75-78--230
Graham Corbin, Inman, S.C. - 80-76-75--231
Daniel Azallion, Hilton Head Island, S.C. - 78-76-81--235
Seth Taylor, Gaffney, S.C. - 83-74-79--236
Anthony Sutton, Lancaster, S.C. - 81-78-82--241
Holden Grigg, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 83-79-82--244
Zachery Lawter, Inman, S.C. - 78-79-88--245
Keegan Vaugh, Myrtle Beach , S.C. - 82-82-NS--NS
Missed Cut:
Nicholas Mayfield, Rock Hill, SOUTH CARO - 80-87
Rafe Reynolds, Greenville, S.C. - 80-92
Davis Yearout, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 91-86
Mason Sowell, Kershaw, South Caro - 86-91
Zary Gouin, Pawleys Island, S.C. - 89-89
Blake Ellis, Lexington, S.C. - 90-92
Ethan Kitts, Lexington, S.C. - 105-92
Boys 15-17
Christian Salzer, Sumter, S.C. - 71-76-69--216
Jack Parrott, Columbia, S.C. - 73-73-71--217
Kent Lawrence Jr, Mt Pleasant, S.C. - 79-72-70--221
Nick Willis, Cowpens, S.C. - 73-74-75--222
Logan Sowell, Kershaw, S.C. - 76-73-74--223
Patrick Golden, Murrells Inlet, S.C. - 75-76-73--224
Wil Sheppard, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 74-73-77--224
Connor Bruns, Duncan, S.C. - 79-74-72--225
Harry Reynolds, Greenville, S.C. - 76-77-72--225
James May, Ninety Six, S.C. - 73-78-74--225
Jordan Warnock, Roebuck, S.C. - 72-77-77--226
Ryan Marter, Columbia, S.C. - 76-76-74--226
Jamie Wilson, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 76-73-78--227
Harrison Corbin, Inman, S.C. - 77-76-75--228
Matt Lehman, Bluffton, S.C. - 76-82-70--228
Zack Gordon, Gaffney, S.C. - 74-78-76--228
Ian Stewart, Columbia, S.C. - 74-81-74--229
Levi Moody, Greenville, S.C. - 73-80-76--229
Michael McKee Jr., Ware Shoals, S.C. - 78-80-71--229
Nick Russell, Hilton Head Island, South Caro - 78-74-77--229
RJ Bartolomucci, Hilton Head, S.C. - 77-79-73--229
Tyler Gray, Lugoff, S.C. - 75-82-72--229
Alec Weary, Bluffton, S.C. - 77-74-79--230
Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. - 76-75-79--230
Matt Teaster, Spartanburg, S.C. - 78-78-74--230
Stephen Reynolds, Greenville, S.C. - 73-73-84--230
Walker Campbell, Hilton Head Island, S.C. - 81-75-74--230
Jackson Tyler, Seneca, S.C. - 84-74-73--231
Reed Bentley, Wellford, S.C. - 79-78-74--231
Dixon Flowers, Sumter, S.C. - 78-79-75--232
Kyle Spencer, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 78-78-76--232
Nicholas Beiers, Lexington, S.C. - 77-79-76--232
Christian Baliker, Simpsonville, S.C. - 78-75-80--233
Colby Bradley, Graniteville, S.C. - 75-84-74--233
George Eubank Jr., Spartanburg, S.C. - 81-74-78--233
Joshua Hinson, Blackstock , South Caro - 82-74-77--233
Matt Moninghoff, Blythewood, S.C. - 80-75-78--233
Rhett Merritt, Easley, S.C. - 79-76-78--233
Brandon McBride, Bluffton, South Caro - 80-71-83--234
Matt Carter, Easley, S.C. - 77-82-76--235
Zach Bostic, Gaffney, S.C. - 77-75-83--235
Cole Hargett, Blythewood, S.C. - 81-74-81--236
Daniel Castleberry, Greer, S.C. - 77-75-84--236
Ethan Willis, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 81-77-78--236
Andrew Hall, Columbia, S.C. - 83-74-80--237
Patrick Talledo, Blythewood, S.C. - 78-79-80--237
Zak Butt, Summerville, S.C. - 78-80-79--237
Cody Transou, Gaffney, S.C. - 79-81-78--238
Ethan Vallery, Pawleys Island, S.C. - 78-79-81--238
Hudson Davis, Greenville, S.C. - 80-80-78--238
Matthew Griego, Loris, S.C. - 77-81-80--238
Zack Heustess, Lexington, S.C. - 80-79-79--238
Evan White, Hilton Head Island, South Caro - 76-82-81--239
Jackson Cole, Pawleys Island, S.C. - 80-80-79--239
John Weiss, Columbia, S.C. - 81-79-80--240
Trey Salley, Pawley's Island, S.C. - 80-77-83--240
Grainger Howle, Darlington, S.C. - 82-75-86--243
Michael Polgar, Greenville, S.C. - 78-81-89--248
Benjamin Loudermilk, Anderson, S.C. - 79-81-89--249
Missed Cut:
Ben Quinque, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 77-84
Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, S.C. - 87-74
Jake Miller, Anderson, S.C. - 83-78
Karsten Kenley, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 80-81
Michael Thompson, Little River, South Caro - 80-81
Will Canipe, Murrells Inlet, S.C. - 83-78
Bennett Gilliard III, Greenville, S.C. - 81-81
Jay Newman, North Augusta , S.C. - 82-80
Ky Matsumoto, N. Charleston, S.C. - 82-80
Taylor Faile, Blythewood, S.C. - 77-85
Zeke Steen, Hartsville, S.C. - 79-83
Adam Allen, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 85-78
Carson Green, Belton, S.C. - 83-80
Easton Ward, Sumter, South Caro - 82-81
Jack Friedman, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - 87-76
Joshua Larick, Lexington, S.C. - 85-78
Kohler Karavan, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 81-82
Nathan Bazant, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 86-77
Drake McAlister, Easley, S.C. - 81-83
Patrick Hall, Hilton Head, S.C. - 84-80
Wesley Fisher, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 82-82
Brady Cox, Anderson, S.C. - 85-80
Christopher McDaniel, Hilton head island, S.C. - 78-87
Connor Patterson, Lexington, S.C. - 82-83
Miles Baldwin, Rock Hill, S.C. - 78-87
Walker Jones III, Sumter, S.C. - 84-81
Cal Brock, Greenwood, S.C. - 83-83
Hunter Dodgen, Columbia, S.C. - 85-81
Jl Parker, Greenwood, S.C. - 90-76
Vijay Mishra, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 80-86
Caleb Brown, Kershaw, South Caro - 85-82
Luke Freeman, Florence, S.C. - 84-83
Micah Westermeyer, Chapin - 87-80
Grant Lewis, Hilton Head Island, S.C. - 87-81
Houston Strong Jr., Columbia, S.C. - 87-81
Jim Carr, Dillon, S.C. - 83-85
John Andrews, Columbia, S.C. - 86-82
Drew Hall, Hilton Head, S.C. - 84-85
Fulton Jones, Columbia, S.C. - 86-83
Wesley Norville, Kershaw, South Caro - 88-81
Carson Howell, Gaffney, S.C. - 87-83
Sean Miller, Taylors, S.C. - 88-82
John Gooden, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 81-90
Kyle Eggenberger, North Augusta, S.C. - 86-85
Jacob Morris, Hollywood, South Caro - 90-82
Kevin Burris, Conway, S.C. - 84-88
Wyatt Reid, Rock Hill, S.C. - 85-87
Wright Garrett, Fountain Inn, S.C. - 86-88
Parker Lewis, Spartanburg, S.C. - 88-87
William Monckton, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 90-85
Adam Ware, Greer, S.C. - 91-85
Jonathan Pruitt, Spartanburg, South Caro - 90-89
Will Swillen, Easley, S.C. - 89-90
Adam Patterson, Elgin, S.C. - 93-88
Jackson Trigiani, Summerville, South Caro - 89-95
Matthew Campbell, Beaufort, S.C. - 97-87
Maxwell Kastenholz, North Charleston, S.C. - 93-94
Kevin Riggs, Simpsonville , S.C. - 93-97
Maxwell Roberts, Galivants Ferry, S.C. - 97-97
Bryan Edwards, RockHill, S.C. - 84-WD