Julian Keur goes wire-to-wire at Carolinas Amateur
2017 Carolinas Amateur champ Julian Keur (Carolinas G.A.)
JOHNS ISLAND, SC (July 16, 2017) - Julian (R.J.) Keur today became the first wire-to-wire winner of the Carolinas Amateur since the championship went to a 72-hole stroke-play format in 2010.
And he did it in style.
After setting the 36-hole and 54-hole scoring records for the championship on Friday and Saturday, he posted his second-straight 69 to win by 7 shots over Connor Bruns.
Keur Sets 54-hole Scoring Record at the Carolinas Amateur
Keur Sets 36-hole Scoring Record at the Carolinas Amateur
"These wins show my game is there," said the 21-year-old Keur to the Carolinas Golf Association. "They give me momentum. I know I can compete with the strongest of players."
Keur, who plays for UAB, led by six shots heading into Sunday's final round after three consecutive rounds in the 60s at
The Summerville resident started Sunday by birdieing the first two holes at the Golf Club at Briar's Creek and posted 33 on the front. Nine straight pars on the back nine for an even par 36 coming home might not have been as much fun as the 6-under 30 he posted on that same nine holes on Thursday, but it got the job done.
While he didn't record the 72-hole scoring record, Keur got set a third record in addition to his low 36 and 54 hole totals -- for the largest margin of victory.
Connor Bruns of Duncan, S.C. (just a day after posting 8 birdies in a round of 67) shot 69 to finish in solo second. Bruns is a rising junior at Furman University. Three shots behind in third was Ryan Marter (73, 279) while Andrew Orischak of Hilton Head Island finished in fourth at 280 after a final round 69. Nolan Mills of Charlotte rounded out the top five, posting 70 to finish at 282.
ABOUT THE Carolinas Amateur
The championship is conducted at 72 holes of stroke
play. After 36 holes, there is a cut to the low 60
scores and ties. Entry is open to any male amateur
golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by the first
day of the championship, is a legal resident of North
Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good
standing of a club which is a member of the CGA
has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA
member club that does not exceed 9.9.
The Frank F. Capers Cup Team Competition is held
during rounds one and two of the Carolinas Amateur
Championship. Three or four bona fide members
from the same club comprise a team. The low three
scores count each round.
Format changed from match play to stroke
play in 2010.
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