Upstate Amateur Golf

Carter and Cornwell lead Spartanburg Co Am

USC Upstate grad Matt Carter shot a bogey free first round to share the lead at the Spartanburg County Amateur. (Golf Club File Photo)

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.

2019 Spartanburg County Junior champion Daniel Brasington is in third place after the first round of the Spartanburg County Amateur. (Golf Club File Photo)

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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