BLUFFTON, SC (July 9, 2016) -- Extreme heat turned
into an extreme storm during the second round of the
17th annual Players Amateur held on Berkeley Hall Golf
Club’s South Course.
Play was suspended for two and a half hours at
approximately 3:00 pm on Saturday with six groups still
on the course, including first round co-leader Bryson
Nimmer. Nimmer finished his round at 7-under, putting
him one behind Cheng Jin who finished before the
weather delay. “The rain delay definitely took a little
wind out the sails. It made the course a little wetter and
the ball wasn’t rolling out as much coming in,” said the
Bluffton native after he bogied the 18th hole to shoot a
second round 70.
Jin moved into the first place spot with a two-day
total of 8-under. The Beijing, China native carded 5
birdies to earn him one of Saturday’s best rounds. The
incoming University of Southern California freshman
began traveling to the southeast to compete in
tournaments when he was 14, so the high temperatures
did not affect his game, “I just try to drink a lot of
water, stay hydrated and stay focused.”
Aussie Anthony Quayle continued to stay on the
leaderboard but moved to third place with his two-day
total of 6-under.
The best round of the day belonged to Taylor Funk
who shot a 7-under par 65 to bring him to plus 2 for the
two-day total. The University of Texas golfer made up
for his first round 81 by carding birdies on the final
The third round begins Sunday at 7:00 am. The
public is welcome to attend and admission is free.
Editors Note: Story courtesy Heritage Classic
Foundation Marketing Director Angela McSwain