Rice Planters Amateur: Four tied atop first-round leaderboard
Will Long
Will Long

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (June 24, 2015) — Two Charleston college golfers are among the four- way tie for the lead at the Rice Planters Amateur at Snee Farm Country Club. Julian Keur (Charleson Southern) and College of Charleston’s William Rainey (College of Charleston) both fired 65 and are tied with Will Long and Cameron MacKay of University of Connecticut.

Keur birdied half the holes today, recording four ont the front nine and five on the back against bogeys on Nos. 1 and 8. As for Long, who plays for Auburn, his round was a bit more exciting -- out in 36 and back in 29. And how's this for a closing 7 holes? Birdie, birdie, par, birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie. We're betting that Long can't wait to get to the first tee tomorrow.

Giving chase are 2014 U.S. Open participant (remember him from Pinehurst?) Will Grimmer of Ohio State (66), and Hayden Wood of Oklahoma State (67).

2013 champion Maverick Antcliff and last year's runner-up Andrew Novak are tied with three other players in seventh place. Defending champion Rigel Fernandes opted to play the Northeast Amateur in Rhode Island this week instead of defending his title.

Results For Rice Planters Amateur Championship
1NCWilliam RaineyCharlotte, NC70065-66-69-70=270
2SCAustin LangdaleTownville, SC50068-65-67-70=270
3OKHayden WoodEdmond, OK40067-69-71-67=274
3SCBryson NimmerBluffton, SC40070-65-71-68=274
3NCWill LongGastonia, NC40065-72-67-70=274

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ABOUT THE Rice Planters Amateur

The Rice Planters Amateur was the inspiration of amateur golfer, Dick Horne. During his first Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Country Club in 1973, Horne befriended the tournament's chairman Dick Harvey. Harvey encouraged a receptive Horne to develop his own southern tournament and, consequently, along with other Porter Cup officials, shared enough useful information to get Horne started in the South. The Rice Planters quickly grew to become one of the top amateur events in the country.

Like the Porter Cup, the Rice Planters is played over 72 holes of stroke play. While entries are by invitation only, the tournament typically holds a 90-player qualifier for the final five spots in the field.

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