Upstate Amateur Golf

Roberts takes the lead at Sptbg Co Am

Kevin Roberts birdied his last four holes to take a one shot lead going into the final round at the Spartanburg County Amateur.

After the first 18 holes Kevin Roberts shared the lead with Georgia golfer Trevor Phillips. After the second 18 holes he has the lead by himself.

The defending Coca-Cola-Spartanburg County Amateur champion shot a 4-under par 67 to move one shot in front of Phillips and two other golfers going into the final round.

First round co-leader Phillips along with Tripp Morrow and two-time champion Tyler Macolly are one shot behind Roberts.

Jake Smith posted the best round of the day shooting a 9-under par 63 to move up from a tie for 23rd place all the way to sixth.

Smith made 8 birdies, one eagle and suffered only one bogey to pull within three shots of the leader.

Roberts started the second round with a bogey on his first hole. Playing the back nine first, Roberts got hot on his finishing holes.

He made four straight birdies to close out his round and take over sole possession of the lead.

The leaders will tee off at 1:pm at Woodfin Ridge.

2017 Spartanburg County Amateur Leaderboard – R2

 

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