Carolinas Match Play Results

Final stroke play qualifying results of the 89th Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, SC on Thursday, July 10. (6606 yards, par 70).

Two Clemson golfers, Gregg Jones and Brian Duncan, advanced to the match play portion. Jones had the second best qualifying score with a 66-69 for a 135 total. Duncan had rounds of 69-72 and finished seventh.

Augusta State junior Emmett Turner posted a one-under par 69--134 to win medalist honors during stroke play qualifying at the 89th Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association at Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, SC. The twenty year-old Turner from Greenwood, SC, will be seeded number two for match play that begins on Friday at Chechessee Creek Club. Turner won the 2000 South Carolina Junior Match Play championship at Lake Marion Golf Club in Santee, SC.

Former CGA champions Gregg Jones of Florence, SC (2000, 2001 South Carolina Amateur Match Play Champion) and Paul Simson of Raleigh (11 time CGA champion including the 1991 Carolinas Amateur) will be seeded numbers three and four respectively. The field was cut to the low 31 scorers after 36 holes of stroke play qualifying on Thursday. A six-for-one playoff was held at seven-over par 147 for the final match play position. Ty Lefler of Apex, NC won the playoff on the second hole after sinking a 36-foot birdie putt. Among the players he defeated was former Clemson golfer Tripp James.

Lefler will face the number one seed and defending champion Brandon Hiott of Walterboro, SC in the first round.

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