Ams win big over Pros at South Carolina Palmetto Cup
The winning South Carolina Golf Association team <br>(SCGA Photo)
The winning South Carolina Golf Association team
(SCGA Photo)

BLYTHEWOOD, SC (March 27, 2017) -- For the second year in a row the amateurs have defeated the pros at the Palmetto Cup Matches. After jumping out to a commanding 18.5-2.5 lead on day one at Columbia Country Club the top amateurs in South Carolina kept their foot to the gas as they defeated the South Carolina pros 31-11.

With that comfortable lead to start day two the amateurs were simply in do enough to win mood and that is just what they did on Monday. The amateurs won the second session 12.5-8.5 in the Captains Choice format.

Overall, the SCGA has won the Palmetto Cup matches 19 times while the SCPGA has won 15 times. There has been one tie and in 1997 the matches were rained out.

Here is a look at who earned what points from both sides throughout the day.


Josh Branyon - Jeremy Revis (2 points)
Brian Quackenbush - Walt Todd (2 points)
Thomas Todd - Jarrett Grimes (3 points)
Senior-Geno Berchiatti - Eddie Hargett (1.5 points)
Senior-Steve Liebler - Walter Todd (3 points)
Chris Mitchell - Robert Dargan (.5 point)
Robert Lutomski - Chris Eassy (.5 point)

South Carolina PGA

Jay Hunter - Jonathan Hines (1 point)
Chase Butler - Zach Calhoun (1 point)
Senior-Mike Hamilton - Tommy Pendley (1.5 points)
Ray Franz - Charles Chapman (2.5 points)
Burke Cromer - Michael Smith (2.5 points)

Overall each team is has 18 players (14 amateurs, 4 seniors) and there are 54 points up for grabs during the two day event.


After the first day of the Palmetto Cup Matches the South Carolina Golf Association has opened up a sizable 18.5-2.5 lead over the South Carolina PGA.

Day one of the 35th matches at Columbia Country Club featured Four-Ball play with one point up for grabs on each nine and one point available overall.

On Sunday, of the seven matches, the SCGA picked up three sweeps as they won every match.

Here is a look at who earned what points from both sides throughout the day.


Walt Todd - Thomas Todd Jr. (3 points)
Jeremy Revis - Brian Quackenbush (3 points)
Chris Mitchell - Chris Eassy (2.5 points)
Senior-Steve Liebler - Roy Hunter (2.5 points)
Robert Lutomski - Josh Branyon (3 points)
Jarrett Grimes - Robert Dargan (2 points)
Senior-Eddie Hargett - Walter Todd (2.5 points)

South Carolina PGA

Ray Franz - Jay Hunter (.5 points)
Greg McBride - Mike Hamilton (.5 points)
Burke Cromer - Zach Calhoun (1 point)
Tommy Pendley - Mike Lawrence (.5 points)

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ABOUT THE Palmetto Cup Matches

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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