Some golfers were fortunate to complete their round while others will be up very early on Sunday to finish their first round at the Harvey Brock Orange Jacket Classic.
Defending champion Chloe Holder from Williamston is tied with Chesnee’s Isabella Britt for the lead, but only 4 of the 27 golfers in the girls tournament were able to complete the first round.
Holder finished 17 holes to stand at 2-under par while Britt is at the same total after 16 holes at The Club at Brookstone in Anderson.
Greenville’s Sarah Boteler completed 16 holes while Raegan Propes from Charleston finished 15 holes. Both golfers are 2 shots behind the leaders.
A rain delay of almost 2 hours prevented the girls portion of the tournament to complete their round. The girls will finish their first round before the start of the second round on Sunday.
The girls 12 & under division finished their scheduled 9-holes and Ella Kate Barnett from Galivants Ferry has the lead.
Max Green from Hilton Head is the boys overall leader after posting a 3-under par 69 to be 2-shots clear of Zach Phillips from Boiling Springs.
Four golfers are tied for third place at even par.
Woodruff’s Daniel Brasington, Eric Nord from Blythewood, Andrew Graham from Abbeville and Luke Sullivan from Columbia all are 3-shots behind the leader.
In the boys 13-14 age group division Greenville County Junior champion Hugh Faulkner is tied with Dallas Johnson from Mount Pleasant for the lead.
Each golfer shot a 2-over par 74 to hold a one shot lead over 3 golfers at 75.
In the boys 12 and under division Will Ruth from Moore has a 3-shot lead over Dawson Szabo from Greer. The division plays 9-hole rounds and will finish their final 9-holes on Sunday.
This is the 13th edition of the championship that is dedicated to the memory of the late Harvey Brock.
Brock passed away at the age of 90 in 2014. He was an active golf professional for over 50 years and was associated with Boscobel since 1960.
He helped start countless young golfers in the game.
After his passing in 2014 Brock’s name was added to the tournament to honor his commitment to junior golf.
The tournament lists among its champions golfers who earned their first major junior championship at the Orange Jacket and went on to college and professional success.
Past winners included current PGA Tour players Matt NeSmith and Andrew Novak as well as many young golfers who went on to successful college careers.
This year the South Carolina Junior Golf Association partnered with the AAG Golf Group, the event founders, to present the championship.
Complete scoring and tee times are available at https://scjga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/scjga20/event/scjga20114/contest/38/leaderboard.htm