Matt Carter and Ely Cornwell share the lead after the first round of the Spartanburg County Amateur being played at the Carolina Country Club.
Both golfers posted scores of 4-under par 68 to hold a one shot lead over this year’s Spartanburg County Junior Champion Daniel Brasington.
Carter got to his 4-under par total without making a bogey on the day.
A run of three straight birdies on holes 4,5 and 6 and one back side birdie helped the former USC Upstate golfer to his portion of the lead.
Cornwell did not escape carding a bogey, but he finished his back nine with four birdies on his last six holes to tie Carter.
Brasington’s 3-under par 69 was one shot better than former champion Kyle Milner. Milner shot a 2-under par 70.
Only five gofers were able to post under par rounds to start the tournament.
Evan Edwards was the only other golfer under par. He stands at 1-under in fifth place going into the second round.
A pair of past champions Kevin Roberts and Tyler Macolly are within stroking distance of the leaders.
Complete first round scores are available at
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