Amazing playoff at Rice Planters
26 Jun 2010
see also: Rice Planters Amateur Championship, Snee Farm Country Club


SNEE FARM, South Carolina (June 26, 2010) -- Augusta State’s Carter Newman fired his second straight, 4-under 68 Saturday and then defeated J. Fernandez Valdes in a five-hole playoff to capture the 38th annual Rice Planters Amateur at Snee Farm Country Club, just outside of Charleston.

Newman, who recorded five birdies against just one bogey in his final round, chipped in for birdie on the par-4 18th hole on the fifth hole of his playoff for the victory. Valdes drained a 20-foot par putt on the first extra hole to extend the playoff, only to have Newman hole an eight-footer for par on the second extra hole to extend the playoff.

Newman shot under par in all four rounds (71-69-68-68) and posted a 72-hole total of 12-under 276. Georgia Southern’s Logan Blondell and Pete Kellerman tied for third at 11-under 277 and Wes Roach alone in fifth at 10-under 278.

Results For Rice Planters Amateur Championship
1GACarter NewmanEvans, GA70071-69-68-68--276*
2ArgentinaJorge Fernandez ValdesArgentina50074-67-69-66--276
T3FLLogan BlondellLakeland, FL40068-71-68-70--277
T3FLPete KellermannJacksonville, FL40070-62-74-71--277
5TNWes RoachKnoxville, TN40071-65-73-69--278

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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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