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Huskey has 36 hole lead at SC Amateur

Keenan Huskey finished his first round at 4-under par 68 and then posted an even better second round to hold the halfway lead at the South Carolina Amateur.

The USC golfer from Greenville shot a second round 5-under par 67 for a two round total of 135. He holds a five shot lead over 2008 amateur champion Lee Palms of Greenville.

2008 Amateur Champion Lee Palms is in second place.

2008 Amateur Champion Lee Palms is in second place.

Walter Todd shot a 5-under par 67 to move up to third place.

Walter Todd shot a 5-under par 67 to move up to third place.

Palms and Walter Todd of Laurens made a statement for the older golfers in the field. Palms followed up his first round 4-under par 68 with an even par round of 72.

Todd, a past CGA Mid-Am champion, matched Huskey’s 5-under par round of 67 to move up to third place at 3-under par after 36 holes.

The best round of the day was turned in by Hunter Nichols of Clinton. Nichols shot a 7-under par 65 to rebound from a difficult first round and jump up to 21st place.

2013 Champion Carson Young moves up to a tie for 7th.

2013 Champion Carson Young moves up to a tie for 7th.

10 golfers will enter the weekend with scores under par. 2013 champion Carson Young of Clemson shot a 4-under 68 to move into a tie for seventh place with last year’s runner-up Alabama golfer Jonathan Hardee from Greer.

Thomas Todd of Greenville is tied for third.

Thomas Todd of Greenville is tied for third.

First round leader Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs shot a 4-over par 76 to go with his first round 6-under par 66 and fell back to a tie for fourth place with Thomas Todd of Laurens and Ryan Carpenter of Aiken.

The top 70 golfers and ties made the cut at +12. The leaders, Huskey, Palms and Todd will tee off at 10 AM.

Complete scores at http://www.scamateur.com

Here is an interview with Keenan Huskey on Friday

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