Novak Declared Champion in Rain Shortened Championship

Due to unplayable course conditions, the 83rd edition of the SCGA Amateur Championship has been reduced to a 54 hole event and Andrew Novak has been declared the 2014 Champion. After 1.25 inches of rain over night and a total of almost four inches over the last three days, The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island took as much as it could handle. With unpassable fairways, ponds in the bunkers and overall saturated conditions, play was not possible within the hours needed to complete the final round. This is only the second time in the 83 year history of the event that the Championship has been reduced to 54 holes. With a final score of eight under par 215, Andrew Novak of Mount Pleasant has been officially crowned winner of the 2014 SCGA Amateur Championship. After an opening score of 65, the Wofford College golfer proved too hard to catch as he led wire to wire to win his first SCGA Championship. A former winner of the SC Junior Golf Association’s Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, the 19 year old Novak … Continue reading

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Novak Takes Two Shot Lead Into Final Round

After a tumultuous third round of the 83rd SCGA Amateur Championship at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, Andrew Novak continues to lead by two strokes. Two weather delays, including heavy rains and significant lightning, kept the field off the course for nearly four hours. A saturated course also forced SCGA Tournament Officials to make the course play as a par 71, changing the short par-four sixteenth hole into a 135 yard par-three. Undeterred by the delays and conditions many players came out swinging including the thirty-six hole leader. Novak, chipped in three times, on holes three, four and six, making two birdies and saving par. He also ran in a putt from off the fringe on the par-5 13th hole for eagle. There were four bogies on the scorecard though, leaving Novak with a third round score of one under par, 70 and a three day total tournament lead of eight under, 207. Two other players that had spectators abuzz included Jon Weiss of Florence and Jonathan Hardee of Greer. Weiss, who plays collegiately for James Madison University, … Continue reading

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Novak takes Big Lead After Round One

After the first round of the SCGA Amateur Championship, Andrew Novak of Mount Pleasant holds a four shot lead over Ben Fogler and Ryan Carpenter.  On a day when only eight players managed to break par at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, Novak tamed the beast shooting a seven under par 65. Playing in the final group of the morning wave off of #10 tee, the 19 year old Wofford College golfer made seven pars and two birdies on his first nine.  After the turn, Novak caught fire making birdies on holes two, five and seven along with the only eagle of the day on the 578 yard par five fourth hole.  His five under par score of 31 left the Mount Pleasant golfer four shots clear of his nearest competitors. Tied for second place are Aiken’s Ryan Carpenter and Elgin’s Ben Fogler at three under par 69.  Carpenter, an incoming Coastal Carolina golfer, made six birdies and three bogies on his round.  While last year’s second place finisher and current Vanderbilt player, Ben Fogler, made five birdies … Continue reading

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2014 Qualifying Results – Country Club of Lexington

83rd Annual SCGA Amateur – Qualifying Country Club of Lexington Lexington, SC July 14, 2014 33 players shot a score of 74 or better at the Country Club of Lexington (6,654 yards, Par 72, 72.4/138) in Lexington, SC to qualify for the SCGA’s 83rd  Amateur Championship.  Gaines Milliner of Aiken shot the low score of the day at seven under par 65. For full information on the SCGA Amateur Championship Qualifying Events – http://scamateur.com/2014-qualifying-information/ The 2014 SCGA Amateur Championship is one of 20 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The Amateur Championship will be played July 31 – August 3 on the 7,206 yard Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, SC. Qualifiers 1 Milliner, Gaines (Aiken) 31 34 65 -7 T2 Jackson, Sam (Pelion) 33 35 68 -4 Fickes, Josh (Beaufort) 33 35 68 -4 Moore, Jackson (Isle of Palms) 31 37 68 -4 T5 Dargan, Robert (Columbia) 32 37 69 -3 McLain, Zach (Gilbert) 33 36 69 -3 7 Waters, Dalton (Leesville ) 37 33 70 -2 T8 Truesdale, Brandon (Winnsboro) 34 37 71 -1 Carpenter, … Continue reading

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2014 Qualifying Results – Wyboo Golf Club

83rd Annual SCGA Amateur – Qualifying Wyboo Golf Club Manning, SC July 7, 2014 10 players shot a score of 75 or better at Wyboo Golf Club in Manning, SC to qualify for the SCGA’s 83rd  Amateur Championship.  Jeff Wong of Bluffton shot the low score of the day at four under par 68. For full information on the SCGA Amateur Championship Qualifying Events – http://scamateur.com/2014-qualifying-information/ The 2014 SCGA Amateur Championship is one of 20 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The Amateur Championship will be played July 31 – August 3 on the 7,206 yard Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, SC Qualifiers 1 Wong, Jeff (Bluffton) 35 33 68 2 Clepper, Cody (Sumter) 35 34 69 3 Gold, Micah (Florence) 34 36 70 4 Howle, Grainger (Darlington) 34 38 72 T5 Terry, Austin (Pageland) 35 38 73 Deas, Solomon (Sumter) 36 37 73 T7 Maccallum, Charles (Bluffton) 37 37 74 Mixon, Dylan (Varnville) 37 37 74 T9 Holmes, Stephen (York) 39 36 75 Keffer, John (Sumter) 37 38 75 Failed to Qualify T11 Musick, Brent … Continue reading

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2014 Qualifying Results – Three Pines Country Club

83rd Annual SCGA Amateur – Qualifying Three Pines Country Club Woodruff, SC July 2, 2014 28 players shot a score of 74 or better at Three Pines Country Club (6,542 yards, Par 72, 71.8/130) in Woodruff, SC to qualify for the SCGA’s 83rd  Amateur Championship.  Josh O’Neal of Simpsonville shot the low score of the day at seven under par 65. For full information on the SCGA Amateur Championship Qualifying Events – http://scamateur.com/2014-qualifying-information/ The 2014 SCGA Amateur Championship is one of 20 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The Amateur Championship will be played July 31 – August 3 on the 7,206 yard Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, SC.   Qualifiers 1 O’Neal, Josh (Simpsonville) 34 31 65 -7 2 Todd, Neal (Laurens) 36 31 67 -5 T3 Cole, Preston (Greer) 35 33 68 -4 Hardee, Jonathan (Greer) 35 33 68 -4 McCutcheon, Jeff (Ninety Six) 32 36 68 -4 Grab, Jeremy (Daniel Island) 35 33 68 -4 T7 Thorne, Brad (Moore) 37 32 69 -3 White, Taylor (Duncan) 34 35 69 -3 T9 Waters, Cabrick … Continue reading

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2014 Qualifying Results – Coosaw Creek Country Club

83rd Annual SCGA Amateur – Qualifying Coosaw Creek Country Club North Charleston, SC June 30, 2014 30 players shot a score of 75 or better at Coosaw Creek Country Club (6,574 yards, Par 71, 72.5/136) in North Charleston, SC to qualify for the SCGA’s 83rd  Amateur Championship.  Cameron Mackay of Bluffton shot the low score of the day at four under par 67. For full information on the SCGA Amateur Championship Qualifying Events – http://scamateur.com/2014-qualifying-information/ The 2014 SCGA Amateur Championship is one of 20 major championships conducted by the South Carolina Golf Association. The Amateur Championship will be played July 31 – August 3 on the 7,206 yard Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, SC.   Qualifiers 1 Mackay, Cameron (Bluffton) 34 33 67 -4 2 Andrews, Wick (Columbia) 31 37 68 -3 T3 Brazeal, Chandler (Spartanburg) 35 36 71 Even Keur, Julian (N. Charleston) 34 37 71 Even Holliday, Judson (Aynor) 34 37 71 Even Atkinson, Bert (Charleston) 34 37 71 Even T7 Wood, Matt (Hanahan) 35 37 72 1 Jones, Rhyne (Johns Island) 34 38 72 1 Nimmer, … Continue reading

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