Huskey Steadily Climbs To the Top

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Second Round Leader Keenan Huskey (-9)

The goal on the second day of the 84th SCGA Amateur Championship at Chanticleer was to complete two rounds of golf, and what an exhilarating two rounds of golf it was. With the second wave of groups from round one having to finish their final holes in the morning, the second round of the Amateur Championship began on a one hour delay behind them.

Round one was completed with 15 year old Trent Phillips of Inman holding onto the lead after an opening round 66. What transpired after that in round two, showed that consistency is a trait needed stay at the top of the leaderboard while playing the strategically navigable Chanticleer course. Keenan Huskey, Greenville native and a rising sophomore golfer at The University of South Carolina, will take the lead into the third day of the SCGA Amateur Championship after a second round five under par 67 in addition to his first round score of 68. Huskey began his day on hole #10 compiling three birdies, three pars, two bogeys, and eagled the 499 yard par five 17th hole. By adding three birdies on his first seven holes on the back nine he was able negate a treacherous double bogey on his 17th hole by adding yet another birdie on his 18th hole.

Mid-Amateur golfers Lee Palms (Greenville) and Walter Todd (Laurens) are showing the field how experience and knowledge at times overpower youth strength. Lee Palms, 2008 SCGA Amateur Champion and Greenville Country Club Member, knows a thing or two about winning championships and a lot about maneuvering around his home course. After an opening round 68 and a second round of even par 72, he will enter the third round fives shot behind Huskey. Todd, a golfing powerhouse in his own right, will be six shots behind.

The third round of the Amateur Championship will begin on Saturday morning at 8.00 am off of #1 and #10 tees. 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 – 6,774 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 with a score of 156 or better to make it to the weekend for the third and final rounds.

Second Round Results

1 Huskey, Keenan (Greenville) 68-67–135
2 Palms, Lee (Greenville) 68-72–140
3 Todd, Walter (Laurens) 74-67–141
T4 Todd, Thomas (Greenville) 69-73–142
Phillips, Trent (Inman) 66-76–142
Carpenter, Ryan (Aiken) 68-74–142
T7 McKee, Michael (Ware Shoals) 67-76–143
Langdale, Austin (Townville) 73-70–143
Young, Carson (Pendleton) 75-68–143
Hardee, Jonathan (Greer) 74-69–143
T11 Proveaux, Caleb (Lexington) 72-72–144
Miles, Will (Hilton Head Island) 69-75–144
Moore, Jackson (Isle of Palms) 70-74–144
Eberhardt, Nick (Lake Wylie) 69-75–144
T15 Eassy, Chris (Greer) 73-72–145
Swan, Jarrett (Mt. Pleasant) 72-73–145
Sease, Jordan (Lexington) 74-71–145
T18 Sowell, Logan (Kershaw) 75-71–146
Keur, Julian (N. Charleston) 73-73–146
Behr, Stephen (Florence) 73-73–146
T21 Sims, Michael (West Columbia) 70-77–147
Cloninger, Rick (Fort Mill) 73-74–147
Nichols, Hunter (Clinton) 82-65–147
Lehman, J.d. (Bluffton) 73-74–147
Raddin, Tommy (Greenwood) 75-72–147
T26 Wiggins, Matthew (Laurens) 77-71–148
Berchiatti, Geno (Greenville) 75-73–148
Jackson, Sam (Pelion) 76-72–148
Lutomski, Robert (Mauldin) 74-74–148
Cole, Preston (Greer) 72-76–148
Grab, Jeremy (Daniel Island) 77-71–148
Langford, Adam (Murrells Inlet) 72-76–148
T33 Milner, Kyle (Spartanburg) 72-77–149
Laydon, Matt (Charleston) 78-71–149
Howell, Bryce (Blythewood) 78-71–149
Self, Coleman (Greenwood) 74-75–149
Sheppard, Wil (Mount Pleasant) 78-71–149
Cauthen, Dwight (Columbia) 73-76–149
Mulkey, Chandler (Charleston) 76-73–149
T40 Dargan, Robert (Columbia) 76-74–150
Mitchell, Chris (Prosperity) 78-72–150
Lightsey, James (Fort Mill) 76-74–150
Waters, Cabrick (Gaffney) 73-77–150
Joiner, Levi (Prosperity) 76-74–150
Davis, Buddy (Greenville) 73-77–150
Hoisington, Trent (Hilton Head Island) 74-76–150
T47 Dargan, David (Columbia) 75-76–151
Reynolds, Harry (Greenville) 77-74–151
Nimmer, Bryson (Bluffton) 75-76–151
Shore, Peyton (Saluda) 77-74–151
White, Taylor (Duncan) 78-73–151
Ferrell, Garland (Greenville) 80-71–151
T53 McCoy, Ellison (Greenville) 73-79–152
Meredith, Michael (Greenwood) 77-75–152
Patterson, Cole (Greenville) 78-74–152
T56 Moody, Levi (Greenville) 81-72–153
Grumbles, Marcus (Greenville) 76-77–153
Bell, Weston (Piedmont) 74-79–153
Killingsworth, Garris (Johns Island) 80-73–153
Joye, Carson (Columbia) 77-76–153
Dickson, Mitchell (Fort Mill) 79-74–153
Blanton, Ej (Gaffney) 79-74–153
T63 Truesdale, Brandon (Winnsboro) 77-77–154
Bruns, Connor (Duncan) 79-75–154
T65 Constantino, Dan (Greer) 77-78–155
Fickes, Josh (Beaufort) 74-81–155
T67 Ramey, Doug (Greer) 78-78–156
Gilliard, Bennett (Greenville) 79-77–156
Ward, Andrew (York) 82-74–156
Carter, Jake (Aiken) 79-77–156
Herold, Zachary (Lexington) 75-81–156
Novak, Andrew (Mount Pleasant) 76-80–156
Miller, Jake (Anderson) 75-81–156
Dennis, Will (Greenville) 77-79–156
Whipple, Ben (Marietta) 80-76–156
Kennedy, Blake (Campobello) 77-79–156
Earl, Chris (Easley) 80-76–156
Failed To Qualify
T78 Grandy, Matt (Greenville) 76-81–157
Fain, Max (Boiling Springs) 76-81–157
Kauffman, Bradley (Greer) 73-84–157
Rawl, Stan (Lexington) 78-79–157
Miley, Jonathon (Lexington) 81-76–157
Ezelle, Dani (Taylors) 81-76–157
Waldthausen, Kurt (Simpsonville) 76-81–157
Finke, Christopher (Ridgeland) 77-80–157
T86 Dennis, John (Greenville) 80-78–158
Skiff, Spencer (Aiken) 81-77–158
Cale, Chase (Simpsonville) 76-82–158
Phillips, Trevor (Inman) 78-80–158
Smith, Jake (Spartanburg) 77-81–158
Newton, Bryan (Greenville) 84-74–158
T92 Edens, Adam (Travelers Rest) 82-77–159
Johnson, Yancey (Simpsonville) 74-85–159
Cox, Richard (Greenville) 81-78–159
Burkett, Jeff (Lexington) 84-75–159
Strickland, Will (Greer) 80-79–159
Parrott, Jack (Columbia) 85-74–159
Slocum, Cory (Greenville) 82-77–159
Nimmer, Tony (Bluffton) 81-78–159
McAvoy, Sean (Johns Island) 78-81–159
T101 Revis, Jeremy (Greenville) 81-79–160
Andrews, Wick (Columbia) 83-77–160
Weede, Jackson (Greenville) 81-79–160
Lorenzetti, Josh (Blythewood) 78-82–160
T105 Scruggs, Kyle (Chesnee) 78-83–161
Wood, Matt (Hanahan) 84-77–161
T107 Hewitt, Andrew (Spartanburg) 80-82–162
Handy, Alex (Aiken) 82-80–162
Hall, Ryan (Greenville) 83-79–162
Ellenburg, Thomas (N. Charleston ) 81-81–162
T111 Swicord, Will (Mount Pleasant) 83-80–163
Nance, Dean (Greenville) 85-78–163
Grimes, Jarrett (Columbia) 78-85–163
T114 Jansen, Ben (Blythewood) 83-81–164
Murphy, Gunn (Greenville) 82-82–164
McCall, Benji (Greer) 83-81–164
T117 Fisher, Chase (Columbia) 84-81–165
Proveaux, Cody (Lexington) 82-83–165
Sheriff, Kevin (Seneca) 85-80–165
T120 Reynolds, Stephen (Greenville) 84-82–166
Davis, Hudson (Greenville) 86-80–166
Sprouse, Josh (Spartanburg) 83-83–166
123 Warnock, Jordan (Roebuck) 79-88–167
124 Monroe, David (Greenville) 84-85–169
125 Spencer, Daniel (Sumter) 85-89–174
T126 Hinson, Chadwick (Mullins) 95-87–182
Crumpton, Jordan (Union) 86-96–182

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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