SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 21, 2014) — The 20th edition of the Bobby Chapman
Junior Invitational proved to be a nail biter on a warm September afternoon at The
Country Club of Spartanburg.
Caleb Proveaux (Lexington, SC) shot a final round of six-under-par 65 to win by one
shot over first day leader Andy Ogletree (Little Rock, MS), and Charles Huntzinger
Proveaux shot an error free 65 making six birdies in route to his 2014 Bobby
Chapman Title. Proveaux made the turn at two under par carding birdies on holes
three and five. He then made back to back birdies twice (holes 11-12 and 16-17) to
fire a four-under-par 32 on the back nine. There must be something about the CCS
track as Proveaux’s older brother Cody also claimed a big victory here, the SC
Amateur Championship in 2012. “This was my greatest comeback ever!” Caleb
Proveaux exclaimed after his triumph.
First day leader Andy Ogletree had a tough time today. After playing the front nine
in one over par, he made five bogies coming in. He did make birdie on 17 but then
spun his approach shot on the 18th hole off the green and couldn’t get up and down,
finishing at four under for the tournament. Charles Huntzinger (Duluth, GA) tried to
put some pressure on the leaders, shooting 34-33 for a 67 and two day total of four
under 138. However it was Proveaux who truly added the heat to earn his most
prestigious title to date and become the seventh South Carolinian to win the Bobby
Chapman Junior Invitational in his home state.
The 82 players represent 16 states, including 15 state champions, 29 USGA
qualifiers and six AJGA victories. Twenty five of the players are ranked inside the
top 100 of either Golfweek or Junior Golf Scoreboard. Robin Wang (Lake Mary, FL)
was the top ranked player in the field at number two in the country.
Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational Alumni have won 48 PGA tour titles including,
The Masters (Bubba Watson), U.S. Open (Lucas Glover) and FedEx Cup (Bill Haas).
Other notable alumni include Jonathan Byrd, Dustin Johnson, William McGirt, Kevin
Kisner, Scott Brown and Brian Harmon. Collectively, nearly $200 million has been
earned on the PGA Tour by alumni of the 20 year-old, nationally renowned junior
The Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational is held in honor of the late Robert H.
“Bobby” Chapman, Jr. Chapman, a longtime member of the Country Club of
Spartanburg, was the only man to serve as president of both the South Carolina
Golf Association and Carolinas Golf Association. He was an accomplished player
and served the USGA in several capacities. In his business life, Chapman was a
local and national leader in the textile industry. The tournament also benefits the
Spartanburg County Foundation and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation. To
date, over $320,000 has gone to scholarship recipients through both organizations
thanks to the many kind supporters of the Bobby Chapman.
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