GEORGETOWN, SC (August 5, 2016) -- Mother Nature
had other plans than allowing the second round of the
85th South Carolina Amateur Championship to conclude
as scheduled at DeBordieu Club in Georgetown, SC.
However, thanks to the tournament field for quick
afternoon play, Mother Nature was foiled and 2014
SCGA Amateur Champion Andrew Novak took over the
Novak (Mt. Pleasant), the Wofford Terrier who will
be a rising senior in the coming weeks, posted the
round of the day, matching the opening round 67 by
Bluffton’s Ben Dietrich. Novak started on the tenth tee
and fired an opening nine of five under par 31. He
finished his final nine, the front side, by posting a score
of even par 36. “I hit it great, only missed a couple of
greens,” Novak commented.
Novak was paired with 2013 champion Carson
Young (Pendleton) and defending champion Keenan
Huskey of Greenville. Young sits two shots back at five
under par after playing well and finishing the second
round with an effort of 69. Huskey didn’t fare as well
but made the cut and will play into the weekend. When
asked about the prospect of playing with Young for a
third consecutive day, Novak commented that he enjoys
“playing up to the competition.”
On the heels of one of the more efficient opening
rounds in recent history, two weather delays totaling
two hours and 50 minutes and more than a half an inch
of rain made conditions tough. However, the course
drained well enough to allow both the morning and
afternoon waves to finish – albeit in the dark.
Other solid finishes included Weston Bell of
Piedmont who also shot a round of five under par 67
and was leader in the clubhouse for a few minutes at
four under par. Austin Frick of Myrtle Beach matched
the total of Bell at four under 140 and sit tied for third,
three strokes off the lead. Frick followed an opening
round 71 with a three under performance of 69.
First round leader Ben Dietrich (Bluffton) posted a
two over par round of 74 to finish at three under for the
two rounds. A total of 72 players made the cut.
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