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Amateur team retains the Palmetto Cup
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The top Amateurs in South Carolina retained the Palmetto Cup over the SC PGA pros with a 27-15 victory in the 36th Palmetto Cup Matches played at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawley’s Island, SC.

On Sunday, the two-man teams from each association competed in a Four-Ball match play competition. After the first day of competition the SCGA amateurs held a five point lead securing 13 points while the SCPGA tallied 8 points. The format for the final day of competition was a two-man Captain’s Choice. The SCGA team secured the cup by totaling 14 points on the day. Three points were available in each match – one point for winning the front nine, one point for winning the back nine and one point for winning the overall match.

Overall, the SCGA has 21 wins, the SCPGA has 14 wins, and there has been 1 tie in past Palmetto Cup Matches. One match was cancelled due to weather in 1997.

The 2019 Palmetto Cup Matches were played at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawley’s Island, SC. The SCGA team was comprised of the top amateurs in the State while the SCPGA was made up of the top club professionals in South Carolina. Two-man teams played Four-Ball match play on Sunday and a two-man Captains Choice match on Monday. The Palmetto Cup is in its 36th year of existence.

Round One - Sunday, March 10, 2019 - Four-Ball
Tee #1SCGAvs.SCPGASCGASCPGA
11:30 amMatt O'Quinn/Jamie Lightseyvs.Dale Ketola/Grant Bolin2.5.5
11:39 amChris Mitchell/Jon Weissvs.Steven Hartwig /Charles Chapman.52.5
11:48 amWalt Todd, Jr/Raymond Wootenvs.Ray Franz /Greg Beavan2.5.5
11:57 amWalter Todd/Eddie Hargettvs.Clem King/Mike Lawrence3
12:06 pmStan Sill/Rich WestonvsGreg McBride/Jim Fellner 3
12:15 pmRobert Lutomski /Thomas Toddvs.Burke Cromer/Ryan Tyndall1.51.5
12:24 pmKyle Bearden/Josh Branyonvs.Rohan Allwood /Steve Larick3
Sunday Totals138
Round Two - Monday March 11, 2019 - Captains Choice
Tee #1SCGAvs.SCPGASCGASCPGA
8:30 amRaymond Wooten/Kyle BeardenvsDale Ketola/Steven Hartwig 3
8:39 amWalt Todd, Jr/Robert Lutomskivs.Charles Chapman/Steve Larick2.5.5
8:48 amChris Mitchell/Josh Branyonvs.Rohan Allwood/Ryan Tyndall 3
8:57 am Sr.Rich Weston/Eddie Hargettvs.Mike Lawrence/Jim Fellner2.5.5
9:06 am Sr.Walter Todd/Stan Sillvs.Greg McBride/Clem King3
9:15 amMatt O?Quinn/Jon Weissvs.Grant Bolin/Greg Beavan3
9:24 amJamie Lightsey/Thomas Toddvs.Burke Cromer/Ray Franz3
Monday Totals147
Championship Total2715


ABOUT THE Palmetto Cup Matches

The Palmetto Cup Matches, the annual grudge match between South Carolina’s best amateurs and club professionals, has become one of the top team competitions of the year.

The Palmetto Cup matches feature 14 regular South Carolina Golf Association amateurs and four senior amateurs, competing against the top 18 South Carolina Professional Golf Association pros, four of those being senior players as well. The amateurs, along with the pros, are selected by points earned in each association’s major events throughout the year.

The matches have two forms of competition involved in the two-day event. The first day, matches features a Four Ball format while the second day is being played as Captain's Choice matches. The scoring system allows for three points a match for a total of 54 points available.

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