Quarterfinals Set at South Carolina Match Play
2012 champion Matthew Laydon looks to win again
2012 champion Matthew Laydon looks to win again

BLYTHEWOOD, S. C. (June 19, 2015) -- 32 players battled it out Friday morning in the match play portion of the 43rd South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship at The Windermere Club in Blythewood, S. C.. After 36 holes of play, only 8 players remain.

Surprisingly, the highest remaining seed in the field is Brandon Truesdale of Winnsboro, S.C. Truesdale earned the 5th seed after rounds of 71 and 67 in strokeplay. He would keep his strong play going with a 1 up win against Preston Cole and follow it with a 2&1 win against Cameron Mackay, only making one bogey during his match.

Bradley Kauffman of Greer, S.C. was the number one overall seed by virtue of his victory in this event last year. Kauffman was 3 up in his first round match going into hole 16 against Jake Smith when Smith won the 16th hole with a par and then reeled off three clutch birdies to win the match in 19 holes. The native of Duncan, S.C. also made it past his 2nd round opponent and will face #8 seed Jeremy Grab in his quarterfinal match.

2012 South Carolina Match Play Champion Matthew Laydon made it through to the quarterfinals via a 3&2 first round victory and a 2 up round of 16 win. He will be a player to watch out for as the quarterfinals begin Saturday morning followed by the semifinal matches in the afternoon. The 18-hole championship match will take place Sunday morning.

ABOUT THE South Carolina Amateur Match Play

Championship format is 36 holes of stroke play to determine 32 qualifiers for match play. The defending champion is seeded number one for match play if otherwise eligible.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday, is a legal resident of South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

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