Amateur Jack Faraci wins South Carolina Open
Jack Faraci became the second consecutive amateur to win the South Carolina Open <br>(South Carolina Beaufort Athletics Photo)
Jack Faraci became the second consecutive amateur to win the South Carolina Open
(South Carolina Beaufort Athletics Photo)

(Hilton Head, SC) – Amateur, Jack Faraci, of Long Island, NY, came out on top to win the 67th South Carolina Open, presented by Yamaha and Mobipaid. Faraci dominated the Devil’s Elbow South Course at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, SC for the 54-hole event.

Faraci posted three low rounds for the tournament, taking the lead in the second round. As an incoming senior at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, he has played in many competitive events. “The course set up really well for me all three days,” says Faraci. When thinking forward for what he has planned in the next few months, this win is only a light at a beginning for him. “It’s going to be a good summer.” Faraci won another event at Moss Creek recently, so he is very familiar with this track, which was evident from this win.

Following the first round, Faraci was in a comfortable spot at even-par and tied for sixth place. The second round was a turning point when he posted an under-par round of 68 (-4), putting him in the first-place position. While he “had a rocky start,” to the round today, he held his lead in the end.

There were many players chasing the lead during the third round. PGA Associates, Ben Lee, of Statesboro, GA, and Tommy Gibson, of Mount Airy, NC, tied for second place and took the title of the low Professionals in the field. Both came to the clubhouse with a 54-hole total of 213 (-3). Close behind was Jeff Wells, PGA of Wilmington, NC, with a score of 214 (-2), not wavering from the top of the leaderboard any of the three days.

Special recognition goes out to Aaron Black, PGA, of Charlotte, NC, who posted our lowest round of the tournament, with a score of 67 (-5) and finished tied for fifth at 215 (-1).

Editors Note: Article by Carolinas PGA Section

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36 hole stroke play championship for professionals and amateurs. Amateurs must reside in North or South Carolina and have a current USGA Handicap Index of 5.5 or less at the time of entry deadline, verified by a CPGA Professional.

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