Julian Keur set a new 36 hole scoring record with a 13-under par 131 total halfway through the CGA’s Carolina Amateur Championship.
The Summerville golfer had a chip in eagle on the par 5 10th hole and for the second day in a row birdied both number 16 and number 17 at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island.
“After winning the South Carolina Amateur Match Play last month, I knew my game was there,” said the University of Alabama Birmingham golfer. “I guess it’s finally showing,” he added.
Keur has a five shot lead over incoming Wofford College freshman Ryan Marter. The recent A.C. Flora high school grad shot his second under par round to post a 136 total.
Marter shot an opening round 5-under par 67 and cut three strokes off par in the second round to move up one spot on the leader board.
“My game is probably the best it’s ever been,” said the future Terrier golfer. “I am putting the ball great,” he said.
Marter was the medalist at a US Amateur qualifying tournament and in May was half of the winning team at the CGA South Carolina Four-Ball Championship.
“I feel like my mental game is one of my strong suits, I don’t let too much get to me,” said Marter.
Eric Edwards of Salisbury is in third place with a 137 total.
Furman’s Connor Bruns from Duncan is tied with UVA golfer Andrew Orischak and Parker Dudley from Johns Island for fourth at 140.
The field was cut to golfers with a score of 160 or less for the final two rounds.
The CGA provided some material for this story.