'It literally means everything:' Gray wins South Carolina Amateur
Tyler Gray (SCGA/Twitter photo)
Tyler Gray had an emotional afternoon on Sunday at the South Carolina Amateur. Gray, a Lugoff, S.C., native who will be a sophomore at Costal Carolina in the fall, says he couldn’t break 80 a year ago. On Sunday, he was holding a state amateur trophy.
“It literally means everything. I can’t even put it into words,” Gray said, his voice shaking.
Gray posted rounds of 67-66-67-68 to finish the event at Thornblade Club in Greer, S.C., with a 72-hole score of 268, 16 under par. He finished four strokes ahead of runner-up Logan Sowell of Kershaw, S.C.
“I set a goal in May that when I got to this golf tournament I was going to have a chance to win it,” Gray said. “I knew if I played right, I was going to have a chance. I came out on top today and it means the world.”
Gray said the win will give him a world of confidence entering the fall season. He was among 31 players to finish the week under par.
Former U.S. Walker Cupper Todd White was part of a tie for ninth at 7 under. Another notable finish came from Caleb Proveaux. The South Carolina player was part of a tie for 12th at 6 under.
ABOUT THE South Carolina Amateur
The Palmetto State’s finest amateur golfers square
off in their annual youth-vs.-experience battle in the
South Carolina Golf Association’s Amateur
Championship. The 72 hole event will include the top
golfers in South Carolina who have either qualified
for their position or earned an exempt status
another accomplishment. This Championship brings
out the best in all participants and includes former
Champions such as Lucas Glover, DJ Trahan and Bill
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