Information from the SCGA Executive Director – Happ Lathrop

Happ’s Blog

Thursday
6:00 am – Good Morning from the 84th SCGA Amateur Championship at Chanticleer!

7:35 am – We are underway with players on the course!

7:42 am – It just dawned on me that the last time we has a SCGA Amateur here, Bill Haas was our champion. Now Bill is on the bigger stage and a Fed Ex Cup Champion.

9:33 am – The pace of play for this morning wave is moving nicely. The first group off of hole 10 is flying.

10:40 am – We have a few boomers in the area, hopefully we can dodge them.

12:28 pm – Rule 26 concerning water hazards. The phrase virtually certain is very important to understand. We’ve had several rulings today in our first concerning whether the ball was in the hazard or not. Study up on that, it’ll do you well.

3:58 pm – Round one play suspended due to lightning at 3:05. SCGA tradition continues…..

 

Friday

7:46 am – Well after a two weather delay afternoon on Thursday, round one is continuing on this morning followed by round two starting at 8:30.

8:55 am – After a rough opening round of 74, pre-tournament favorite Jonathan Hardee opened round two with birdies on 10 & 11.

10:09 am – Round one is complete. And the youngest player in the field is leading.

2:30pm – Nice to see Mid-Am’s playing at the top of the leader board. Walter Todd & Lee Palms both in the Top 4.

4:12pm – Gamecock Men’s Golfer Keenan Huskey now the clubhouse leader at -9. Keenan is a Past Champion of The Sea Pines Junior Heritage and SCJGA Players Championship!

7:45 pm – Huskey will take the lead into the third round by five shots over Lee Palms. It’s going to get really interesting tomorrow so hold on!

 

Saturday

8:30 am – Play has been underway for 30 minutes. There was 1/2 of rain last night on top of previous day’s deluge that has forced us to play “Lift, Clean, and Place” in your own fairway and cart path only.

10:22 am – Amazing that this is the 6th SCGA Am that has taken place on a Greenville Country Club course.

11:15 am – The SCGA Amateur Championship was first held on a GCC course in 1931, with E.K. Patton winning in Match Play. In 2003, Bill Haas won at Chanticleer with a 280 score. This year’s cut at 12 over is the highest that I can recall.

1:27 pm – There are currently three generations of Nimmer’s here today. Bryson is playing on the front side, his father Tony is on the bag, and my good friend Fred (Tony’s father) is spectating.

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