Kaito Onishi takes over Rice Planters Amateur Lead
USC commit Kaito Onishi <br>(Twitter Photo)
USC commit Kaito Onishi
(Twitter Photo)

MT. PLEASANT, South Carolina (June 23, 2017) -- USC commit Kaito Onishi fired a bogey-free 5-under 67 to recover from a disappointing first round to move in front at the Rice Planters Amateur hosted by Snee Farm Golf Club.

Following a first day 1-over 73, Onishi bounced backed in a big way in the second round as he carded three birdies and a holed out for eagle on the 357 yard par-4 12th. The birdies fell on Nos. 2, 6 and 13.

The future Trojan started the tournament about as poorly as one could, but since a 4-over in five hole start on day one Onishi has bogeyed just once in his last 31 holes and has played 7-under golf during the stretch.

A trio of players --Juan Guerra (Nova Southeastern), Ryan Marter (Wofford commit) and Wes Artac (Texas Tech)--- are tied for second at 3-under while four others including first round leader Brock Ochsenreiter (Indiana) are sharing fifth at 2-under.


After round one was postponed at the Rice Planters Amateur, players were able to get out and play Thursday at Snee Farm Golf Club.

Evidently, the conditions suited Brock Ochsenreiter of Indiana University (hometown Nashville, TN.)

Ochsenreiter (pronounced 'OXEN-writer') has a three shot lead after firing 66 at Snee Farm. He is trailed by Evan Gfeller and Ryan Marter, who both shot 69.

Results: Rice Planters Amateur
1CanadaMyles CreightonCanada70071-72-70=213*
2KYMichael SassLouisville, KY50070-72-71=213
T3TNBrock OchsenreiterNashville, TN40066-76-72=214
T3FLJack ComstockJacksonville, FL40072-74-68=214
T3SCJamie WilsonMt. Pleasant, SC40073-74-67=214

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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.

The Rice Planters is played over 54 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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