Scott leads SCGA Am after First Round at the Dunes Club

Clemson rising sophomore Austin Scott has the lead after the first round of the SCGA Amateur. (SCGA Photo)

Napoleon didn’t do very well at Waterloo.

Austin Scott did much better.

The rising sophomore at Clemson eagled the famed “Waterloo” hole at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club to help him take the first round lead at the South Carolina Golf Association Amateur championship.

Scott, from Daniel Island, started his first round on the back nine and birdied the first hole.

Three holes later he faced the 13th hole, considered by many as the best hole ever designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones and one of the best 100 holes in all of golf.

Napoleon lost his battle at Waterloo while Scott won his, at least in the first round.

The 2019 SCGA Junior Champion eagled the 640 yard par 5 hole.

Scott was 3-under par through his first four holes and in the lead.

The Dunes’ par 5 640-yard 13th hole is named “Waterloo”. The hole on the Robert Trent Jones designed course is consistently ranked among the top 100 golf holes in the world.

“I got off to a good start today,” said Scott. “I actually had an eagle on 13 and that really got my round going,” he added.

Scott didn’t stop to admire his accomplishment at “Waterloo” he kept charging around the back nine adding birdies on numbers 15 and 16 before carding a pair of bogeys to finish off his first nine at 3-under par.

The two bogeys didn’t shake his confidence going to his second nine holes.

“I knew I was playing well and just tried to finish strong,” he said, and he did.

Scott started his second nine with a birdie and carded three straight birdies on holes 6,7 and 8 before giving one shot back with a bogey on his final hole.

His early lead stood up.

His 6-under par 66 was good enough for a three shot lead over three golfers.

Connor Fahey and Jack Wofford, both from Greenville shot 3-under par rounds of 69.

Future Gamecock golfer Zach Adams is tied for second after the first round of the SCGA Amateur at The Dunes Club. (SCGA Photo)

The third golfer in second place is future Gamecock Zach Adams from Charleston.

Adams put five birdies on his first round scorecard and had only one blemish, but just like Napoleon, “Waterloo” was not kind to him.

He double bogeyed the famed hole.

“Waterloo” lived up to its reputation.

First round scoring on the hole was 5.32 strokes with 15 birdies 87 pars 22 bogeys, 10 doubles and 6 others.

The only other eagle made on the hole was by future Vanderbilt golfer and 2021 SC Junior Champion Rowan Sullivan who finished his first round at 1-under par 71 in a tie for ninth.

Scott will be in one of the first groups on the course Friday morning.

“I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing and take it one shot at a time,” said the first round leader.

SCGA Amateur scores from The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach,

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