Chris Eassy captures the South Carolina Mid-Amateur Title
Chris Eassy <br>(SCGA Photo)
Chris Eassy
(SCGA Photo)

LEXINGTON, SC (October 9, 2016) -- Hurricane Matthew exited the Carolinas in time for the SCGA to finish the 35th edition of the South Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Lexington. Chris Eassy of Greer captured the crown for his first individual SCGA Championship after posting rounds of 67-71 for a total of 6-under 138.

After completion of the first round on Friday, Eassy led along with Charleston’s Troy Miller and Columbia’s Jarrett Grimes at 5-under par. As scheduled earlier in the week, the tournament was shortened to 36-holes prior to Hurricane Matthew’s arrival. Matthew dumped more than five inches of rain between Friday and Saturday afternoon. Nevertheless, the course held up and Eassy prevailed.

At the turn, both Eassy and Grimes were one over par for the day, as well as former champion Steve Liebler of Irmo who sat one shot off the pace. Eassy turned on the gas making birdies at the par-4 10th, 12th and 16th holes. He stumbled on the final par-5 18th, but his earlier birdies were enough to fend off the challengers. Grimes closed out the tournament with a one over performance of 73, finishing two shots back. Brian Quackenbush of Aiken, also had a good showing firing rounds of 71-69 to finish tied for second with Grimes.

Three players finished at 3-under par 141 including Liebler, Kyle Milner of Spartanburg and Kevin Roberts of Chesnee. Troy Miller fell out of contention early and posted a round of 82, finishing tied for 25th.

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ABOUT THE South Carolina Mid-Amateur

What has become known as the "Working Man's" tournament, this Championship is for individuals 25 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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