Amateurs top Pros at Palmetto Cup Matches
CAMDEN, SC (March 11, 2018) - After the cancellation of the final round of the Palmetto Cup matches due to weather, the Amateurs of the South Carolina Golf Association have retained the Palmetto Cup with a 15-6 victory over the SC PGA professionals at Camden Country Club. On Sunday, the two man teams from each association competed in a Four Ball match play competition. Three points were available in each match – one point for winning the front nine, one point for winning the back nine and one point for winning the overall match. Overall, the SCGA has 20 wins, the SCPGA has 15 wins, and there has been one tie in past Palmetto Cup Matches. One match was cancelled due to weather in 1997.
Matt O'Quinn & Rob Butlervs.Greg Beavan & Ray Franz03
Josh Branyon & Robert Lutomskivs.Dale Ketola & Charles Chapman2.50.5
Chris Mitchell & Michael Manessvs.Rohan Allwood & Daniel Seawell1.51.5
Eddie Hargett & Geno BerchiattivsGreg McBride & Jim Fellner2.50.5
Kevin King & Walter Toddvs.Clem King & Chris Miller30
Thomas Todd & Jamie Lightseyvs.Burke Cromer & Chase Butler30
Raymond Wooten & Mickey Plylervs.Ryan Tyndall & Grant Bolin2.50.5
Sunday Total156

ABOUT THE Palmetto Cup

The Palmetto Cup Matches, the annual grudge match between South Carolina’s best amateurs and club professionals, has become one of the top team competitions of the year.

The Palmetto Cup matches feature 14 regular South Carolina Golf Association amateurs and four senior amateurs, competing against the top 18 South Carolina Professional Golf Association pros, four of those being senior players as well. The amateurs, along with the pros, are selected by points earned in each association’s major events throughout the year.

The matches have two forms of competition involved in the two-day event. The first day, matches features a Four Ball format while the second day is being played as Captain's Choice matches. The scoring system allows for three points a match for a total of 54 points available.

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