Junior Golf

Three tied for the lead at the SCGA Junior

 

William Jennings from Greenville got off to a hot start in the second round and is tied for the lead going into the final 18 holes at the SCGA Junior. (SCJGA Photo)

The second round of the South Carolina Golf Association Junior Amateur battled through some typical summer coastal weather to almost finish the second round.

With a handful of golfers yet to complete the first 36 holes there is a three-way tie for the lead among the golfers who completed play at the Tradition Golf Club in Pawleys Island.

Christ Church High School golfer William Jennings got off to a fast start with three straight birdies to begin the round.

Jennings took the lead at the turn. He made a birdie on his final hole to finish at 4-under par 68 for a two-day total of 137.

“I started off hot, but struggled a little on the back. Thankfully after the delay I was able to come back and make birdie on my final hole to set myself up well for the final round,” said Jennings.

Two other golfers pulled even with Jennings with outstanding play on the back nine.

Waymon Thomas of Mt Pleasant shot the best round of the day carding a 6-under par 66 to tie for the 36 hole lead. (SCJGA Photo)

Mt. Pleasant’s Waymon Thomas and Blythewood’s Matthew Hutto each matched Jennings 137 to make it a three-way tie for the lead.

Hutto shot a 3-under par 33 on the back for a 5-under par 67 second round total.

Thomas’ back nine was one shot better. His 4-under par 32 along with his front nine 2-under par 34 put a 6-under par 66 on his scorecard for the best round of the tournament so far.

Thomas expects to play the final round the way he has played the first 36 holes.

“I again want to take it hole-by-hole like I did in the first and second round and hopefully get the job done,” said Thomas.

First round co-leader Trey Crenshaw from Lancaster started his second round by going 3-over par in the first five holes before two birdies left him 1-over par at the turn and trailing Jennings.

Crenshaw finished his second round with a 138 total and is in a fourth place tie with William Jennings from Greenville. The two are just one shot behind the leaders.

The other first round co-leader Adam Hunt stayed close to the lead until a pair of backside bogeys late in his round dropped him into a tie for ninth place at 141.

Once again red numbers filled the leader board. sixteen golfers finished their first 36 holes under par with another six golfers standing at level par.

The remaining golfers will complete their second round early on Wednesday. When all scores are posted the field will be cut to the low 54 and ties for the final round.

Tournament scores are available at https://scjga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/scjga20/event/scjga207/contest/9/leaderboard.htm

The SCGA contributed to this report.

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