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Parrott wins South Carolina Match Play in extra holes
Jack Parrott (Carolinas Golf Association/Twitter photo)
Jack Parrott (Carolinas Golf Association/Twitter photo)

Jack Parrott of Columbia, S.C., defeated Logan Sowell of Kershaw, S.C., in 21 holes to claim the title of 47th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Champion.

“I had to trust myself and know that I could pull off the shots if I needed. Thankfully I just did, at least through 18 holes and was able to go on and win in extras,” said Parrott.

Parrott led or was tied for the lead on 20 out of the 21 holes and only trailed Sowell after the 12th hole. However on the 18th hole, Sowell missed a putt by inches that could have lead to Parrott’s defeat before extra holes.

“Honestly I thought it was over,” said Parrott. “I hit a good shot, but it ended up in the bunker. I was in between clubs and I just pulled something. I hit it in there about 30 feet and thankfully two-putted, but he [Sowell] had a 10 or 12-footer that just skirted by the edge. So I was thankful to get out of that and have another chance to go in extras.”

The close calls did not end on 18 as Sowell and Parrott continued to tie each extra hole until Parrott’s birdie putt on the 21st hole to win the championship.

“After playing like 130 holes I am pretty exhausted, but it definitely feels nice. I am thankful that it was such a great match and that I was able to come out on top.”

ABOUT THE South Carolina Amateur Match Play

Championship format is 36 holes of stroke play to determine 32 qualifiers for match play. The defending champion is seeded number one for match play if otherwise eligible.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday, is a legal resident of South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

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