Huskey Claims 2015 Amateur Title

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2015 SCGA Amateur Champion – Keenan Huskey

Greenville, SC – At the completion of the 84th SCGA Amateur Championship, Keenan Huskey is the 2015 Champion after mastering the difficult Robert Trent Jones, Chanticleer layout of Greenville Country Club. Local resident and Greenville Country Club member Lee Palms could only watch as he comfortably wrapped up second place honors with a respectable ten under par 278.

It was a record tying four days by Huskey. Only one other time had an SCGA Amateur Champion shot 19 under par 269. That Champion was Lucas Glover in 1999 at the Country Club of Charleston when he claimed his second of three consecutive titles. However, Glover defeated future teammate Jonathan Byrd by one shot. Huskey dominated the field and the golf course all week. “I played really good golf. I hit fairways and I was hitting it close on greens. I think I only had one or two putts of 45 feet or more all week,” Huskey commented on his performance.

When asked how he felt about the win, “It means a lot. A lot of good players have won this golf tournament and to be in that company, it means a lot,” he said gratifyingly. Huskey had an unblemished week, shooting under par on each nine he faced and finishing with rounds of 68-67-68-66. He even realized he could make it to 20 under par on the 18th when he had a 20 foot putt for birdie that just slid by the cup.

Huskey came into the day with a with a six stroke lead over Palms that quickly shrunk to four shots as Palms made an early charge with three birdies in his first five holes. However, a hiccup double bogey on the par four eighth hole set Palms back and Huskey kept his foot on the gas. With a lone bogey on the fourth hole, Huskey added three birdies on the front side and two more on the back plus an eagle on the par five 15th hole to push his round to six under par on the day and add his name to the Billy Lewis Trophy.

Rounding out the top ten are Caleb Proveaux of Gilbert who finished third at five under par for the tournament. Julian Keur and Thomas Todd, III finished tied for fourth at two under par. Chris Easy and Austin Langdale wrapped up the T-6 position at one under par and the only seven players to tame the difficult Chanticleer course. Tied for eighth was Jonathan Hardee and Stephen Behr, Jr. at even par and Sam Jackson finished at one over par alone in tenth. The top 20 are exempt for next year’s championship, which will be held at DeBordieu Club in Georgetown, SC. For pairings, full scores including individual hole by hole scores and other information, you may visit the SCGA Amateur web page at www.scamateur.com

The 2015 SCGA Amateur Championship is being played at Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer Course over the par 72 – 6,819 yard Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout. The field consists of 129 players that were either exempt or qualified at one of four sites. 77 Players made the cut for the third and final rounds. The Amateur Championship is one of 21 Major Championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association and is in its 84th year of existence.

Final Round Results

Gift Cert
1 Huskey, Keenan (Greenville) 68-67-68-66–269 $750
2 Palms, Lee (Greenville) 68-72-69-69–278 $500
3 Proveaux, Caleb (Lexington) 72-72-68-71–283 $400
T4 Todd, Thomas (Greenville) 69-73-69-75–286 $275
Keur, Julian (N. Charleston) 73-73-69-71–286 $275
T6 Eassy, Chris (Greer) 73-72-72-70–287 $195
Langdale, Austin (Townville) 73-70-73-71–287 $195
T8 Behr, Stephen (Florence) 73-73-68-74–288 $175
Hardee, Jonathan (Greer) 74-69-74-71–288 $175
10 Jackson, Sam (Pelion) 76-72-69-72–289 $160
11 Young, Carson (Pendleton) 75-68-70-77–290 $110
12 Langford, Adam (Murrells Inlet) 72-76-74-69–291 $110
T13 Sowell, Logan (Kershaw) 75-71-72-74–292 $110
Swan, Jarrett (Mt. Pleasant) 72-73-72-75–292 $110
15 Grab, Jeremy (Daniel Island) 77-71-69-76–293 $110
T16 Howell, Bryce (Blythewood) 78-71-72-75–296 $70
Phillips, Trent (Inman) 66-76-80-74–296 $70
T18 Milner, Kyle (Spartanburg) 72-77-75-73–297 $70
Cloninger, Rick (Fort Mill) 73-74-75-75–297 $70
McKee, Michael (Ware Shoals) 67-76-78-76–297 $70
Moody, Levi (Greenville) 81-72-73-71–297 $70
Fickes, Josh (Beaufort) 74-81-73-69–297 $70
Moore, Jackson (Isle of Palms) 70-74-74-79–297 $70
Mulkey, Chandler (Charleston) 76-73-75-73–297 $70
T25 Wiggins, Matthew (Laurens) 77-71-76-74–298 $56
Cauthen, Dwight (Columbia) 73-76-73-76–298 $56
Carpenter, Ryan (Aiken) 68-74-78-78–298 $56
T28 Dargan, David (Columbia) 75-76-75-73–299 $37
Self, Coleman (Greenwood) 74-75-74-76–299 $37
Nichols, Hunter (Clinton) 82-65-78-74–299 $37
Lehman, J.d. (Bluffton) 73-74-73-79–299 $37
T32 Reynolds, Harry (Greenville) 77-74-73-76–300
White, Taylor (Duncan) 78-73-78-71–300
Eberhardt, Nick (Lake Wylie) 69-75-77-79–300
Kennedy, Blake (Campobello) 77-79-67-77–300
T36 Laydon, Matt (Charleston) 78-71-73-79–301
Sims, Michael (West Columbia) 70-77-76-78–301
Mitchell, Chris (Prosperity) 78-72-72-79–301
Meredith, Michael (Greenwood) 77-75-75-74–301
Miles, Will (Hilton Head Island) 69-75-77-80–301
Ferrell, Garland (Greenville) 80-71-76-74–301
T42 Cole, Preston (Greer) 72-76-79-76–303
Ward, Andrew (York) 82-74-71-76–303
Davis, Buddy (Greenville) 73-77-75-78–303
Sease, Jordan (Lexington) 74-71-75-83–303
T46 Todd, Walter (Laurens) 74-67-79-84–304
Lightsey, James (Fort Mill) 76-74-79-75–304
Sheppard, Wil (Mount Pleasant) 78-71-78-77–304
Bruns, Connor (Duncan) 79-75-75-75–304
Novak, Andrew (Mount Pleasant) 76-80-73-75–304
51 Grumbles, Marcus (Greenville) 76-77-78-74–305
T52 Patterson, Cole (Greenville) 78-74-76-78–306
Nimmer, Bryson (Bluffton) 75-76-79-76–306
T54 Dargan, Robert (Columbia) 76-74-80-77–307
Berchiatti, Geno (Greenville) 75-73-75-84–307
Bell, Weston (Piedmont) 74-79-77-77–307
Herold, Zachary (Lexington) 75-81-74-77–307
Dennis, Will (Greenville) 77-79-76-75–307
Blanton, Ej (Gaffney) 79-74-82-72–307
T60 McCoy, Ellison (Greenville) 73-79-79-77–308
Lutomski, Robert (Mauldin) 74-74-80-80–308
Hoisington, Trent (Hilton Head Island) 74-76-72-86–308
63 Constantino, Dan (Greer) 77-78-77-77–309
T64 Truesdale, Brandon (Winnsboro) 77-77-77-79–310
Gilliard, Bennett (Greenville) 79-77-75-79–310
Dickson, Mitchell (Fort Mill) 79-74-78-79–310
T67 Shore, Peyton (Saluda) 77-74-77-84–312
Killingsworth, Garris (Johns Island) 80-73-82-77–312
69 Waters, Cabrick (Gaffney) 73-77-77-86–313
T70 Ramey, Doug (Greer) 78-78-75-83–314
Carter, Jake (Aiken) 79-77-79-79–314
72 Joye, Carson (Columbia) 77-76-81-83–317
T73 Whipple, Ben (Marietta) 80-76-76-86–318
Joiner, Levi (Prosperity) 76-74-84-84–318
75 Miller, Jake (Anderson) 75-81-83-80–319
76 Earl, Chris (Easley) 80-76-85-94–335

 

 

The SCGA, founded in 1929, is the governing body for amateur golf in South Carolina.  As a non-profit organization, the SCGA’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf.  Made up of more than 270 member clubs and more than 50,000 individual members, the SCGA annually conducts 21 SCGA statewide championships, 71 one-day contests, ten USGA qualifiers, seven 40-plus tournaments and six special events.  Other Member services offered include GHIN – the USGA Handicap Computation System, a Tournament Software System and support, Rules of Golf and Handicap education, USGA Course/Slope Ratings and Course measuring, Amateur Status information, the Palmetto Golfer Magazine and the SC Golf Hall of Fame.  The SCGA also houses the offices of the SC Junior Golf Foundation and SC Junior Golf Association in a combined effort to support junior golf and grow the game’s initiatives.

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