Trey Crenshaw could have easily decided the second round of the South Carolina Golf Association Junior championship was not going to be his day.
His first shot on the first hole of the second round ended up in a divot.
“I made a bogey and it wasn’t a very good bogey,” said the Lancaster golfer. “I hit an awful second shot (from the divot) and I told myself that was going to be the only bogey I was going to make today, and it was. Pars and birdies the rest of the way,” he said.
Crenshaw made four birdies and 13 pars and finished with a 3-under par 69 for the day. His birdie on the final hole gave him the individual lead by a shot over Connor Fahey of Greenville.
“I’m just trying to win, get comfortable, holding the lead is special for me,” said Crenshaw as he gets ready for the final round at the Cotton Dyke course at Dataw Island.
Fahey opened the championship with a 1-under par 71 and with his second day 5-under 67 is in the hunt going into the final round.
“I had a par save on number 5 with a 30 footer,” said Fahey. “It gave me confidence and I’m in position to win tomorrow and that is all I can ask for,” he said.
First round leader Daniel Azallion from Hilton Head was not able to match his opening round 7-under par 65. His second round total of 3-over par 75 dropped him into a third place tie with Seth Taylor of Gaffney.
Taylor added a 3-under par 69 to his first round total of 1-under par 71 for a 140 total.
Rounding out the top-five, South Carolina AAAA individual champion, Brandon Masters from Piedmont carded a 2-under par 70 to move into a tie with Nicholas Mayfield from Rock Hill.
Crenshaw is looking forward to the final round with a game plan much like he used in the second round.
“I only have a one shot lead so I can’t be too aggressive. I can’t hit it in a hazard or two and lose the lead,” he said.
The boys 15-18 field was cut to the low 54 (156) and ties.
The 13-14 year old division leaders are three shots ahead of the field. Pake June from Florence and Walker Jennings of Sumter share the lead at 146.
Complete scoring is available at https://scjga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/scjga18/event/scjga187/contest/1/leaderboard.htm