South Carolina Mid-Amateur final round PPD to Sunday
Jarrett Grimes <br>(Carolinas Golf Association Photo)
Jarrett Grimes
(Carolinas Golf Association Photo)

LEXINGTON, SC (October 8, 2016) -- Hurricane Matthews moved through South Carolina on Saturday and as a result the final round of the states Mid-Amateur was delayed by a day. Play at the Country Club of Lexington is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning.


Despite Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the Midlands of South Carolina, the first round of the South Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship was completed at the Country Club of Lexington with three players tied for the lead at 5-under-par 67.

Straight out of the gate, Troy Miller of Charleston shot a front nine score of 1-under 35. Miller set the pace on his way to the top with four birdies on the back nine firing a 32. Miller was later joined by Columbia’s Jarrett Grimes who had a five hole stretch of birdies in the middle of his round to get to 7-under by the 13th hole. However a couple of bogeys coming in saw Grimes settle for his 67. Later in the afternoon, Chris Eassy of Greer kept any hiccups off of his card and posted three birdies on the front to go with two on the back and an overall score of 67 at 5-under.

There are 12 total players under-par including Steve Liebler – 2006 and 2010 Champion – of Irmo who is one shot off the pace at 4-under 68. Marcus Grumbles, also a former Champion, of Greenville is three shots back of the leaders at two under 70 and a slew of players at one under par 71. Defending Champion, Todd Hendley of Greer shot a first round of total of 4-over-par 76.

ABOUT THE South Carolina Mid-Amateur

What has become known as the "Working Man's" tournament, this Championship is for individuals 30 years of age and older. A 54 hole event that is cut to the low 60 and ties for the final round, the Mid Amateur Championship has become a true test for the true amateur golfer.

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