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In S. Carolina, Four tied atop Rice Planters leaderboard
John Driscoll III is one of four players who opened with 68
John Driscoll III is one of four players who opened with 68

Day one of the Rice Planters Amateur saw plenty of red numbers on Tuesday.

With the event trimmed from its usual 72-holes to 54-holes, a hot start will help come rounds two and three with as stacked a field as Snee Farm CC has seen.

Rising sophomore John Driscoll (Northwestern), rising junior Jackson Chandler (Ohio State), Canon Claycomb (Alabama), and incoming Middle Tennessee State freshman Owen Stamper all fired 4-under 68s.

Chandler scored the only bogey-free round out of the four leaders with birdies on holes 4, 6, 9, and 10 to carry momentum into tomorrow.

Defending champ Austin Fulton (Mississippi State rising senior) is just two shots back of the leaders alongside six others after carding an opening-round 70. Starting hot with three straight birdies to begin the tournament, Fulton simmered down with bogeys on four and five before making a birdie on nine to go out in 34. Coming in with a 36, Fulton bogeyed No. 11 and sandwiched another bogey on No. 14 with birdies on No. 13 and 14, putting him well within striking range as the field heads into Wednesday’s round.

In total, there were 29 of the 67 rounds played were at or under par on Tuesday, with 19 of those scores in red numbers.

Results: Rice Planters Amateur
1KYCanon ClaycombBowling Green, KY50068-68-68=204
2GAAustin FultonVilla Rica, GA40070-66-68=204
3IDGraysen HuffEagle, ID30072-67-66=205
4GAHunter DunaganAugusta, GA30070-70-67=207
5ILVarun ChopraChampaign, IL30071-67-70=208

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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.

FORMAT AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Like the Porter Cup, the Rice Planters is played over 72 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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